Qualified Intermediaries vs. Real Estate Attorneys

Qualified Intermediary vs. Real Estate Attorneys

Real estate lawyers and qualified intermediaries play important roles in a 1031 exchange, but there are several important factors to consider in this regard. In this article, we are going to discuss the similarities and differences between qualified intermediaries and real estate attorneys in a 1031 exchange.

Related Parties

First and foremost, it’s important to note the related parties exclusion in a 1031 exchange. Anyone who has been an agent or employee of the taxpayer conducting the 1031 exchange is not allowed to act as the qualified intermediary for said exchange. So any attorneys who have acted on your behalf or been in your employ during the past two years cannot act as your intermediary.

Two Separate, Essential Roles

Your qualified intermediary and your real estate attorney both play separate, yet essential roles in a 1031 exchange. Your real estate attorney should act as your attorney. Your intermediary, on the other hand is supposed to act as a neutral third party in the exchange. Make sure to hire a 1031 exchange company that works exclusively in 1031 transactions.

Exchange Your Property with a 1031

Defer your capital gains taxes on the sale of real estate today with a 1031 exchange. Anyone can conduct a 1031 exchange so long as certain requirements are met. Making sure you meet these technical requirements is essential to the success of your 1031 exchange. With two decades of experience, our intermediaries have the skills needed to manage your transaction from beginning to end. Give us a call today to talk about your 1031 exchange with one of our qualified intermediaries.

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