Do You Have to Attend the Closing?

Title Insurance with Bankers Title & Escrow-Clarksville, LLC

Do You Have to Attend the Closing?

SigningAt Bankers Title & Escrow Clarksville we get asked this question often by buyers and sellers. Since we are located in a military town and recognize that buyers and sellers may be deployed or living in other parts of the world, we have a system in place to accommodate their closing needs. Without the added stress of having to have them schedule a trip just to sign closing papers, we use email and FedEx services to send the official closing documents to them to get them signed, notarized and returned to us to complete the closing in a timely manner.

If a local buyer or seller's schedule will not allow then to attend the closing at the specified time, we can also flex and have an alternate time for one or more of the parties to sign. Even if one of the parties is physically unable to attend we can be mobile and go to the client. It is all about making it easy on the clients and customers.

So Do You Have to Attend the Closing Mr. Buyer or Mr. Seller? No, you don't need to physically be at the closing but we need to know as far ahead of closing as possible so we can make alternative arrangements so your closing will still be completed on time and turn out as planned.

At Bankers Title & Escrow Clarksville it is about making it easy on you and providing you the best customer service possible to our buyers, sellers, agents, homeowners, lenders, relocations companies, REO companies and banks. We can help you with your next closing. Give us a call at 931-245-0034. We are ready to serve you.

This is the first in a series of posts answering frequently asked questions about the title industry in Clarksville TN.


Posted by

Renna Walters

Bankers Title and Escrow Clarksville

2515 Wilma Rudolph Blvd.

Clarksville, TN 37040




Comments (58)

Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Renna, I've never missed a closing. If nothing else to give my clients support. One closing I did not attend because my seller client wanted to do everything by FedEx. You do have a good system for clients who cannot attend the closing. Welcome to ActiveRain.

May 31, 2013 11:02 PM
Leslie Helm
Tennessee Recreational Properties - Jamestown, TN
Real Estate For Trail Riders

Congratulations on the Feature! I always attend closings when they are done in person, with one or both parties, but most of mine are "mail outs" to both. Sure is easy but, at the same time, more difficult to round up any outstanding real estate paperwork!

May 31, 2013 11:59 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have had all parties meet-up but not attend formal closings...That's my business plan at work

Jun 01, 2013 12:23 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I get this question alot... and in North Carolina the answer is also "no." There are options to do "mail away" closings, power of attorney closings.

Jun 01, 2013 12:48 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Good morning Renna - many sellers choose not to attend the closing precisely because they have a representative there that they trust. Others not so much.

Jun 01, 2013 12:56 AM
Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

I'm with many of you.  I always attend closing, even if my customer is not attending.  Everyone has a different opinion but I believe it's my duty to see the transaction through to the end.

Jun 01, 2013 01:03 AM
Bill Reddington
Re/max By The Sea - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Have done it all ways. The title companies sure make it easy about accommodating the buyers and sellers.

Jun 01, 2013 01:30 AM
Keith Lawrence
Christie's International - Mahwah, NJ

For my sellers we recommend them not to be at the closing.  Their attorney or closing officer usually has them sign off on the paperwork a couple days before the official closing date. 

Jun 01, 2013 02:55 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Welcome to the Rain!  Great way to get started....with a Featured post!  Well done!

Jun 01, 2013 03:12 AM
Kevin Henry
Henry Realty - Fort Wayne, IN

Keep up the good work. It is always good to make arangements in advance as to make sure you have no surprises at the closing table.

Jun 01, 2013 03:15 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

First time home buyers would expect their Realtor to be at the closing. I do attend.

Jun 01, 2013 03:45 AM
Cliff Keith
Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty - Redwood City, CA
Redwood City Real Estate

It's always a good idea to be at the closing if for no other reason than to show your client you care about them enogh to show up.

Jun 01, 2013 04:40 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
Howdy and afternoon Renna
Welcome to the ActiveRain Real Estate blogging community! You'll sure find a lot of mighty fine folks here in the community to get to know. I'm one of the many ActiveRain community members which are an ActiveRain Ambassador.
If you should ever have any questions about how to do anything or about the rules of the ActiveRain community, please feel free to contact me either by sending me a e-mail or by giving me a call, I'll sure be mighty glad to give you a helping hand. If for some reason I don't know the answer to a question which you might have, I'll sure will find out the answer and get back to you with the right answer.
Take the time to look at the different groups within the community, pick some different groups to join, post your blog posts in them, be sure to take the time to read the posting guidelines of each group you might want to join, folks sure will want to follow them. Members can join as many or as few of the different groups within the community as they would like to. Members are able to post their blog posts in 5 different groups at a time.
Keep up your mighty fine job of posting! I'll be looking forward to seeing even more blog posts written and posted by you, plus seeing you join some of the mighty fine groups in the AR community.
Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire
Jun 01, 2013 04:41 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Renna- welcome to ActiveRain and congratulations on your first Feature.  I look forward to reading more of your posts. 

Jun 01, 2013 04:49 AM
Renna Walters
Bankers Title & Escrow-Clarksville, LLC - Clarksville, TN

Thank you for all the Welcomes. I should have done this sooner but kept putting it off. I appreciate all of you and hope to get involved and start commenting and learning from you all. 

Jun 01, 2013 07:00 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

We haven't been to a closing in years in fact most of our buyers we tellto not go to the closing.  It's just a formality.  Can be done day or week before with merely a notary and e-mail.

Jun 01, 2013 09:32 AM
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Renna, looks like you have a pretty awesome system in place to accommodate the people who use your services. Keep up the great work! Congrats on your first blog/feature!

Jun 01, 2013 11:07 AM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Renna, we also live in a military town where it is not possible to attend closing many times. Great explanation. Sharon

Jun 01, 2013 12:13 PM
Renna Walters
Bankers Title & Escrow-Clarksville, LLC - Clarksville, TN

I am glad we can be a help to our clients and especially take some pressure off our military personel.

Jun 02, 2013 12:45 AM
Shannon Ziccardi
"A Quick Note" Tennessee! - Clarksville, TN
"A Quick Note" Mobile Notary Tennessee!

I’m a Signing Professional... I’m bringing my Loan Signing Expertise to Clarksville and the Greater Nashville area... Got Docs?

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