Paul Barger

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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Paul - why haven't you asked the agent/broker who is representing you?  I see that as the bigger issue. So much of real estate varies you need to have an advocate who can easily answer/ respond. Good luck.

Jun 08, 2018 02:40 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Oh for God's sake. One or the other of these so-called professionals can't get your contract into escrow?

Jun 08, 2018 04:30 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

YOUR agent should be delivering the contract to the appropriate entity to open escrow.  Call your agent and find out what's up.  Sounds like they're slacking and could be in violation legal requirements.

Jun 08, 2018 04:08 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I don't see your location listed and SO MUCH about real estate is dependent on where you live.  In So Cal, the listing agent sends everything to escrow and escrow works with title to get them what they need.

Jun 08, 2018 03:19 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
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       I see from your blog post that you called the Title Company, they said that YOU need to bring them the contract.   What's up with that?

      Who represents you?   Call that person! 

 

Jun 08, 2018 03:06 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Whoever picks title and escrow is responsible for sending the documents

Jun 08, 2018 08:21 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Paul, that would be the Buyers Agent - in North & South Carolina, we are attorney states so, we submit the ratified Contracts to both your lender and your attorney (and introduce the two since they will be working together).

Good luck!

Jun 08, 2018 04:46 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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Your agent, the Buyer's agent is who you need to speak with. These common questions should be addressed long before a contract is fully acknowledged.

Jun 08, 2018 04:06 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

My initial thought was, who cares, just someone get it there. Then after reading answers and thinking about it, I came up with the buyer's agent should get it to the lender (assuming it is not a cash deal), and the lender will then have the contract to the closing attorney/title agency. Regardless, just someone get it to where it needs to go. If it is you, do what you need to do to get your property, and then seek advice from an attorney how to report the situation, if that is the path you want to pursue. I am sorry to hear you are in this situation.

Jun 08, 2018 08:27 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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I'd say that's a discussion between you and your agent, to understand this question but also the purchase process in general. There is a lot of educating that should go on. The process might vary from state to state. Here in SoCal this would normally be the listing agent's role.

Jun 08, 2018 04:44 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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Has the escrow already been opened? In our market, the escrow is often opened prior to contract agreement. If I am the agent who opened the escrow, I send the contract to the title/escrow company. If the other agent opened the escrow, I get the contact info for the title/escrow company and find out what the want. If they need the contact, I send it to them. Your agent needs to cover all bases.

If someone is waiting for an executed contract in order to open the escrow, they need to get on the ball.

Jun 08, 2018 04:33 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Ask your agent.

Jun 08, 2018 03:40 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Your agent.

Jun 08, 2018 03:29 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The buyer agent should be representing your interests.

Jun 08, 2018 03:26 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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 The last person who signs the purchase contract. 

Jun 08, 2018 07:58 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Both agents, but that cold slo be different. Ask your Broker how they want things handles

Jun 08, 2018 05:38 PM
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
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Every state is different,, contact your agent!

Jun 08, 2018 05:12 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Not you and that should have been explained to you.

Jun 08, 2018 04:53 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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It depends on where you live

Jun 08, 2018 03:21 PM
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Paul Barger

I am not paying the Title Insurance.Today I contacted Title company to see if they had received my deposit. She asked ME to send her the contract as she did not have it. I am flabbergasted.

Jun 08, 2018 03:16 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I don't work with title companies... so can't answer that. I always send ratified contracts to my settlement attorney on behalf of my clients, be they sellers or buyers. 

Jun 08, 2018 02:52 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
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Totally agree with Candice A. Donofrio 

Jun 09, 2018 08:26 PM
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Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
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Contact "your" agent, the person  "you" are paying to work in "your" best interest and make sure it get done

Jun 09, 2018 11:52 AM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

I just assume it's me unless the other agent indicates they will or does it before I do.  I'd rather not worry about the other parties professionalism and just get it done. 

Jun 09, 2018 09:09 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Typically the person who executes the contract is the one sending to title.  However, I always follow up regardless whether I'm the agent executing the contract or not.

Paul, you need to talk to your realtor if he or she is not doing his/her job.

Jun 09, 2018 08:52 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

No matter who I represent - I send the ratified contract to the escrow officer at the title company. 

Jun 09, 2018 08:04 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Typically it is the listing agent who opens escrow.

Jun 09, 2018 07:32 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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Your $$, your contract, your AGENT! 

Jun 09, 2018 06:02 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

In my area, it will be whoever is paying for the title.

Jun 09, 2018 05:47 AM
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Anna Hatridge
Goodson Realty - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty

In our area it is the buyer's agent who sends everything to the title company  for the buyer.

Jun 09, 2018 05:27 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Your agent should be distributing it to your side while the sellers agent to their side. Sometimes this doesn't always take place in a timely matter.

Fred Griffin is in your area I guess, follow his lead. 

Jun 09, 2018 04:29 AM
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Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
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Who hired the title company?  It's their  job...

Eve

Jun 09, 2018 03:56 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Around here if I were representing you I would send the paperwork to the title company. It is your agents responsibility

Jun 09, 2018 03:03 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Paul Barger ask your agent, good luck!

Jun 08, 2018 09:03 PM
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Bob Crane
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Here it is the listing agent.

Jun 08, 2018 08:42 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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The buyer's agent sends the contract to the loan officer and to the title company. The loan officer orders title work.

Jun 08, 2018 06:46 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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we use attorneys not title companies and since the seller signs last, the listing agent would disperse agreements to all parties including the attorneys/title company.... 

Jun 08, 2018 05:38 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

People who purchase homes have these answers before-hand not after

Jun 08, 2018 03:11 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Who is paying for the title insurance?

Jun 08, 2018 03:07 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

 Your agent should have this answer, but in CO usually the listing agent sends it.

Jun 12, 2018 06:05 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

Trick question, the Title company doesn't get the contract.

Jun 10, 2018 05:52 PM
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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
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In Pennsylvania it is the buyers agent . Congrats on your purchase

Jun 10, 2018 02:56 PM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
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When an Agreement of Purchase and sale is accepted here, both agents receive a copy of the Agreement, as well as the Buyers and Selles.  The admin in each of the brokerage offices, sends the paperwork to their respective lawyers representing their clients.

Jun 10, 2018 05:47 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Paul Barger - your agent should take care of this.

Jun 09, 2018 11:28 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Carol Williams nailed this one!

Jun 09, 2018 12:54 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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In CT it is an Attorney state, so whether we make the contract up or the attorney does, the Agent's responsibilities are to make sure everyone has a copy of the Summary Sheet & the deal paperwork. Attorney's handle the title co. Buyer's Agent, Buyer's Attorney or Seller's Agent will deposit the Earnest Money in their Escrow account & forward funds to the attorney in preparation for closing. 

Jun 09, 2018 07:37 AM
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Joanne Greenspan
All Island Realty Group - Woodbury, NY

In NYC area it would be the seller's attorney. Check with your agent.

Jun 09, 2018 07:26 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Typically it would be the buyers agent as they would have access to the earnest money; however, my philosophy has always been assume no one is going to do their job except me.

Jun 09, 2018 05:53 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

It is the buyers agent. As a listing agent I insist on knowing who the closer is. As the buyer agent, i send over the sales contract. Most buyers getting a mortgage have to use a company the bank approves of

Jun 09, 2018 04:47 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Our process works differently, as we are an attorney state. That being said, you should hold your agent responsible for representing you, regardless of who is "supposed" to send the contract in.

Jun 09, 2018 03:27 AM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

is this for real? 

Jun 09, 2018 01:18 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Depends on the State regulations. In my CA hood, escrow sends it to the title. 

Jun 08, 2018 11:39 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Paul,

So many have given you the answer.  A

Jun 08, 2018 09:37 PM