Where to Begin
We typically begin to prepare for closing about 10 days prior to the closing date by sending a pre-closing message to our clients outlining what needs to be done prior to closing. At this point, the buyer and their agent or attorney should review everything that has been done in connection with inspections, title work and surveys to make sure that there are no loose ends. If the seller agreed to have repairs carried out, you should confirm that the work has been completed and get copies of the contractors’ receipts for review. If the title company agreed to issue additional coverage over a title defect, you need to make sure that they have actually issued the appropriate documents. You should also make sure that the lender has been notified of the time and date of closing, that they and the title company have copies of any amendments that have been made to the original contract, and that they have all the documents and information that they have requested from the buyer.