When a business owner’s Wells Fargo commercial loan falls into default, foreclosure becomes a very real threat to the business, to the business owner, and to any person depending on the success of both. Loan modifications for real estate loans have grown in popularity since the collapse of the housing market in 2007, but they are just as helpful for business owners seeking commercial loan modifications. The hardest part about being approved for a loan modification is getting the entire process done in enough time to help the borrower. Lenders are notorious for dragging their feet through the process, in many cases losing important borrower documentation and failing to provide substantial customer service support.
Being approved for a Wells Fargo commercial loan modification should not be as difficult of a process as the lender makes it out to be, especially since a loan modification is usually more profitable for the lender than a foreclosure, but a combination of under staffed offices and unknowledgeable lender employees makes the process all the more difficult.
One aspect of winning a fair loan modification deal from a lender is a strong negotiation. Business owners know the importance of negotiations, but under the circumstances, often fail to do what is best for their business. When a business owner is faced with the threat of foreclosure, they often look for the quickest way out of their problem so that they can get right back to work, but this tactic often does little good for the business owner in the long run. In any other negotiation setting the business owner would be strong, committed, and resilient in their efforts, but when their very existence as a business is on the line, they sometimes become weak and short sighted. This is why it is best for the business owner to hire a third party to handle the negotiations, preferably an attorney. Attorneys can represent the business owner through all phases of the negotiation and can offer an outside perspective of the entire situation. Also, attorneys will be able to apply legal pressure to the lender that can compel them to agree to the lowest rates possible.
Letting an outside third party negotiation will ensure that the emotions of fear and anxiety that are no doubt plaguing the business owner will not interfere with the negotiation. Since experienced foreclosure attorneys usually have years of experience negotiating with lenders, they will be able to spot a good deal when it presents itself.
Any good business owner knows when it’s time to loosen up on the reins and let a professional take control. They know that the success of any business depends on their ability to delegate tasks to those who have the highest chance of success. A wise business owner will see the act of hiring an experienced attorney as an act of delegation vital to the success of the business. This way, while the attorney is busy negotiating the Wells Fargo commercial loan modification with the lender, the business owner can focus on keeping existing clients, winning new ones, and generally managing the day to day operations of the business.