Under the Tax Credit Deadline (Just!)

Communities large and small traditionally attach a lot of fanfare to the first birth of the new year.

So, the proud parents of little Susie or Tommy, who arrived at 12:03 a.m. on New Year’s Day, typically rate a mention in the paper or news (and often a free year’s supply of diapers from an obliging sponsor!).

Is it too late for Realtors to do that?

My client and I (and his Seller and Realtor) were no doubt beat by at least a couple other deals that cut it closer to the wire.

However, the official “Final Acceptance” on my client’s Minnetonka townhome purchase — marking when all the necessary signatures have been obtained, and the executed documents delivered to the Buyer’s agent (me) — was officially 10:17 p.m on Friday night.

Just in case the IRS comes calling, I subsequently faxed the executed Purchase Agreement to my client, generated a time stamp, and scanned and emailed that to him as well.
About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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