I attend every closing! So important to see your buyers and sellers through to close, but I must admit, don't see many collegues in the Kissimmee area do the same for their clients.......
Lorraine Valdes, Weichert Realtors Hallmark Properties, Kissimmee, FL 407-572-4040
Do You Attend Your Client's Real Estate Signings?
A few days ago I attended my last client signing for 2013 and was pleasantly surprised to see the lender show up. We were chatting and I said that in my nine years of signings, I've had only three lenders show up and he was saying that it's about 50% of real estate agents that show up when he's there.
Here in the Portland Metro area, we use Title companies to sign the real estate documents and it's very common for the buyer and seller to never meet as signings are always done seperately.
I can remember at one time our managing brokers were wanting to deter agents from going to the signings because of liability issues that can arise. Now..for the life of me I can't remember what those liabilities could be. More likely foot in mouth disease, but this can happen at any time during a transaction.
Although I always attend my client's signings when possible, I do think if you're representing the buyer, it's even more important for the lender to be there since as an agent I'm not familiar with those documents. For me, I like to be able to be there just in case I need to get a missing document handled at the last minute and if nothing else, support my client.
Do you attend your client's real estate signings?
Cindy Westfall ABR,GRI
Premiere Property Group
5000 Meadows Rd., Ste. 150, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Five Star Professional Real Estate Award Winner 2013 & 2014
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