Below, you’ll find an overview of the steps involved in a successful Standard 1031 Exchange (for the Reverse 1031 Exchange timeline, please call our office). Feel free to get a general idea of the steps below, but remember to schedule a consultation to go over your specific situation and make sure you’re not missing any critical due dates or actions. We want you to tell us your story so we can help navigate your exchange!
1. Set Up Your Exchange with 1031 Exchange Advantage
Set up your exchange BEFORE you close on the sale of your property through our website.
2. Documents Instantly Available
Your documents are instantly available and automatically sent to your closing agent. You are ready to go!
3. Sign Your Exchange Docs
Sign your exchange docs and return by fax to 858-332-1777 or by email to [email protected] 1031 Exchange Advantage ® is assigned in as the seller as required by the IRS. When the closing occurs the funds will be sent to your account. Your signature will be required before the bank can move your funds. You will receive an account ledger from us.
4. Close on the Sale of Your Property
Now that your exchange has been set up, you’re all set to close on your sale!
5. Get a Pre-Qualification Letter
We can help you get your ideas together and point you in the right direction. We can also help you get a pre-qualification letter from a bank so your seller will be more inclined to work with you.
6. Your Countdown Begins
Your countdown begins. You have 45 days to identify your replacement properties. Start reviewing your replacement property choices now.
7. Consider Improving Property
You might want to buy something that needs repairs and use money from your exchange account to fix it up. The improvements will be counted towards the amount you spend. This will help you get back to the sales price of what you sold-an IRS rule to save all taxes!
8. Identify Your Replacement Properties to Us
You will need to send us a letter indicating properties you may purchase. The letter will be with your exchange package and you should call us to go over options to identify.
9. Request Funds
When you are ready to request funds for a deposit or close, simply visit Complete My Exchange and tell us who your closing agent is. The closing agent will be sent the papers needed to get the funds and close your exchange properties, provided we receive the request (3) days prior to your close.
10. Ask for an Exchange Ledger
Remember to ask us for an Exchange Ledger to provide your accountant. The accountant will need to report the exchange on our income taxes using form 8824.
11. Celebrate! Congratulations!
If all the exchange requirements are met, you’ve successfully sold your real estate tax-free. We can’t wait to help you do it again!