Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Sounds like the real estate agent happened to also be a Tea Party member.


I would save the emails or texts from the client establishing meeting them for the homes to be shown on the dates in question, and in the future add "Saving the Whales" to my real estate title to avoid future audits.

Sep 22, 2015 07:51 AM
James Hoff
Century 21 Award - Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Real Agents Work

I don't mind the required odometer readings. In fact, I use my insurance agent to help me with that as I often (just to document) send a note at the beginning and end of each year with my mileage just to make sure they can update their records and it exists somewhere beyond my own notes.

I document the trip, maybe make note of an address or two that you showed but I would never give a client's name or other information. That is excessive.

Sep 22, 2015 07:48 AM
Toronto, ON

I like to have a car repair (e.g. an oil change or other routine maintenance) near the end or beginning of the year to provide third party evidence of the mileage at that point in time.

It is a good idea to have a mileage log documenting your business travels during the year.

Sep 22, 2015 05:19 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

kiss the money goodbye

Sep 22, 2015 01:54 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I keep a car log and back up expenses with credit card records.  I think if you keep a lot with beginning and end of year numbers and the three months of detailed stuff, you will be fine even if a tea party-er.  

Sep 22, 2015 12:49 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I take a photo of the odometer and date it at the beginning of the year on my two vehicles. Service records in the prior year and in that year will make the reading possible. 

Sep 22, 2015 10:12 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We use Mile IQ




Sep 22, 2015 08:07 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I would ask my mechanic to outline the details according to the service I have had done over the past year.

Sep 22, 2015 08:01 AM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Pays to have a good tax lawyer on your side.

Feb 25, 2019 08:47 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Best to keep detailed records, cant imagine getting my clients to sign off on my mileage though.

Sep 06, 2018 06:58 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have a company car for business and don't have to deal with that nonsence of milage.

Sep 22, 2015 12:42 PM
Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

Not sure how your state works.  I keep track on spreadsheet. Here we confirm appointments and a copy of email is sent as well as we set ours up with smart route and can put in notes for example afternoon with suzi q buyer etc. I keep these in file with year marked on a flash drive. 

Sep 22, 2015 10:22 AM