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What is a Simultaneous Exchange?

A Simultaneous Exchange, also known as a “same-day exchange” is a type of 1031 exchange in which the investor simultaneously sells their relinquished property and purchases the replacement property on the same day. In this type of exchange, the investor will transfer the relinquished property to the buyer and the replacement property to the seller on the same day.

The main benefit of a simultaneous exchange is that the investor can complete the exchange quickly and easily, with minimal delay. Additionally, since the exchange is completed in one day, there is less risk of the investor being unable to find a replacement property within the 45-day identification period and 180-day exchange period as required by the IRS.

A simultaneous exchange is also a good option for investors who have a clear idea of the replacement property they want to buy and have a buyer for their relinquished property. However, it is important to note that this type of exchange is not as common as the Delayed exchange and is considered more complex, it might require additional planning and coordination.

It’s also worth noting that in a simultaneous exchange, the investor must use all the proceeds from the sale of the relinquished property to purchase the replacement property, and the replacement property must be of equal or greater value than the relinquished property. Additionally, the exchange must comply with all the rules and regulations for like-kind exchanges set forth by the IRS.

At 1031 Exchange Place, we have years of experience facilitating successful simultaneous exchanges for our clients. Our team of experts can help guide you through the entire process, from identifying suitable replacement properties to coordinating with all parties involved in the exchange.