I have a closing scheduled for this coming Monday. There's not much unusual about that... I've been in this business a very long time, and I've actually lost count about just how many closings I've participated in.
We, in greater Chicagoland, conduct round-table closings, where the buyers and sellers are there signing their documents... their attorneys are present, and typically both Realtors show up. At the end of the closing, keys change hands and everyone goes their separate ways. (I understand that's not the same in many regions).
I have my own rule... I attend all of my closings. If my clients will be there (buyers or sellers)... then I will be there. It's really simple. I attend all of my closings.
I understand that many Realtors feel that's a waste of my time, because I really don't have much to do at the closing. But I feel that it's part of my job to provide support for my clients at the closing table... and who knows... every now and then a question comes up that I'm able to answer.
So... why am I talking about that? Note the red type in the graphic above. Due to the Covid-19 virus, Chicago Title is requesting that we Realtors not attend. So Monday I will not attend... it will be the first time in my own real estate career where I will not be at the closing with my client.
I hope it all goes smoothly.