Hard money lenders are usually private individuals who have access to large amounts of cash. The easiest way to locate them is to start making inquiries to accountants and attorneys who have a wealthy client base. Often you can locate people who have experience making private loans. Of course, these people are the easiest to do business with since they already understand the process. Hard money lenders serve a very specific purposes and that is why most people haven’t heard of them unless then are real estate investors.