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Understanding Your CDA

Learn What Each Section On Your CDA Means.

Updated over a week ago

Commission Disbursement Authorizations (CDAs) outline the financial details of a real estate transaction, including relevant parties to the transaction as well as specific disbursement instructions. CDAs ensure that agents receive their commission in a timely manner. To make the process clear and straightforward, let's break down each section of what you can expect to see on your CDAs with Radius.


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CDA Breakdown

Left Column Sections

  • Description: This one's simple: it's the property's address. You need to know exactly which property you're dealing with to avoid any mix-ups.

  • Seller: Here, you'll find the name of the seller. It's crucial to make sure you know who's selling the property.

  • Buyer: Just like the seller's name, the buyer's name is vital for clarity.

  • Sale Price: The sale price is the total amount the property is being sold for. This is the number that is used to calculate your commission.

  • Escrow Company: Here's where you'll find the name of the escrow company that's holding onto the funds of the transaction until they are ready to be disbursed.

  • Escrow Agent: The escrow agent is your go-to contact at the escrow company, and their name will be listed here.

  • Escrow Agent Email: This will be the email address of the individual named in the Escrow Agent section.

Right Column Sections

  • Close Date: The close date is when the deal is officially sealed and the transaction will be considered completed. CDAs are disbursed based on the date the property closes.

  • Representation: This section tells you whether you're representing the buyer, the seller, or both.

  • Seller Agent: Here you'll find the name of the agent representing the seller.

  • Buyer Agent: Here you'll find the name of the agent representing the buyer.

  • Compensation: This section lists the total commission you've earned.

Disbursement Instructions

On the bottom half of the CDA, you'll see a table that lists how the commission gets divvied up and the specific dollar amount each listed party will receive:

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The amount payable to Radius will consist of some or all of the following (if applicable):

  • Brokerage Fee/Split

  • Audit Fee

  • E&O Payment

  • Outstanding Subscription Fees as per outlined in your ICA

Note: In this sample CDA, Radius Agent's total consists of 10% of this agent's 90/10 split + the $125 audit fee listed in their ICA. The remaining 90% of the commission (minus the $500 TC fee that will go directly to the TC) goes to De, our agent.

Additional Information

Below the disbursement instructions, you'll find two sections:

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A Date field and Approved By signature field.

  • When you receive your CDA, both of these fields will have been filled out and signed by our lead auditor.

  • A contact number for escrow agents to confirm wiring instructions as well as our corporate address and email address for contact purposes.

Please note: Radius does not accept checks for any transactions outside of leases and referrals. All funds outside of lease and referral transactions must be wired to Radius.

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