When it comes to real estate Transaction Coordinator (TC) fees, how do you claim them and what is the proper form to use? Since TC fees are considered strictly for the benefit of the agent by law, how and where to claim these fees can be confusing.

Watch this video to understand the real estate regulations regarding your TC fees, how to claim them and what forms you need to document them.

The entire process is explained by Broker of Record and Real Estate Attorney Spencer Coordinator.

TC fees are typically an issue at the end of the year when taxes come into play. Here are a few of the key points Spencer addresses in this video:

:32 Where NOT to put the TC fees

:55 Why is it not legally binding to write it in the real estate purchase agreement?

1:20 If you are representing the seller

1:50 If you are representing the buyer

3:00 Buyer Representation agreement (http://www.car.org/marketing/clients/…)

or BBR Buyer Broker Agreement

4:00 How does the IRS and Franchise Tax Board categorize TC Fees?

5:10 What is considered commission?

6:20 What will show up on my 1099?

7:30 Can I expense my TC fees?

In “Spencer’s Legal Spin” Spencer Lugash of Lugash Law Center and Big Block Realty shares real estate tips and law updates that keep you in compliance!

HAVE Questions About TC Fees and requirement for TC documentation and claiming, feel free to reach out:

Phone: 800-550-3209

Web: http://bigblockrealty.com/contact

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Take a look at some of Spencers other videos:
Agent Real Estate Marketing Compliance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G1ow

I hope this video was useful and answered your questions on the how to claim your TC fees and where to claim them on your documentation.

To your success,

Spencer Lugash

Broker of Record

Real Estate Attorney

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