If you're looking for a self-directed IRA custodian for alternative investments, you need to consider fees, but also the level of service and expertise of the company. Use this template to learn how to save over 50% annually comparing IRA custodians. It will help you assess fees and quality of service for up to 3 companies, including IRAR Trust Company.
Most custodians have a one time set up fee for establishing your account. This fee can range from $50 to $300 depending on the custodian or provider. It can also vary depending on your investment types. Providers that create LLCs are usually higher in cost. You should also take into account any annual LLC expenses. By the way, it's not required to create an LLC to invest in real estate.
Custodians charge an annual fee based on the asset type or its value, others may provide an "all inclusive" fee but still charge additional transaction fees. Make sure you read the fine print.
Transaction fees include buying, selling, transferring funds, check requests, etc.
When it comes to real estate, there is a fee to purchase the property, wire of funds, and some custodians also charge a fee for making the earnest money deposit (EMD). Find out what's included in the purchase fee.