ATTEND YOUR CLOSE
PRIOR TO THE MEETING
- Resolve walkthrough issues: Any monetary issues arising from your walkthrough need to be resolved before the final settlement statement (the HUD 1 form) can be prepared. I will attempt to resolve these prior to settlement but, if not, these must be discussed before anything else takes place.
- Together, we will review the statement to be sure that all charges and credits are the correct amounts and charged to the proper people.
- Review sample settlement documents: If you are going to want to read all the documents prior to signing, please do so prior to settlement by either arriving early or making arrangements to receive a sample set.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT CLOSING DAYS
Closings are typically scheduled every hour so please allow for one hour in order to complete the process. Late in the day closings are often delayed so do not be surprised if your 3PM close doesn’t start until 3:30 or even 4 PM
The typical closing meeting agenda is as follows:
- Resolve remaining walk-through issues
- Approve HUD 1 statement
- Purchaser selects title insurance coverage
- Seller signs the deed . Purchaser and Seller typically attend their own separate settlements and do not meet face-to-face. The seller will have signed the deed prior to buyers close…. gone are the days sellers and buyers sit down together.
- Purchaser signs loan documents:
- Loan application
- Truth in Lending statement
- Deed of Trust
- Seller's attorney provides the keys to purchaser's attorney
- Purchaser tenders the check and receives keys and possession as soon as the transfer deed is recorded. Often this will depend on the transferring of funds from your lender to the closing company, and this could take anywhere from 1-5 hours after close, provided everything runs smoothly.