When you want to do a 1031 tax exchange you have to find a qualified intermediary, an impartial third party who will hold your funds. But how can you find a trustworthy 1031 exchange company? Ask them how long they’ve been in business, what insurance they have, what experience the staff has, where your 1031 funds will be held and what to do if the 1031 company goes bankrupt. Don’t just rely on recommendations to find a 1031 exchange company.