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Old 02-23-2018, 04:28 PM
 
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I am selling my home, closing is on Feb 28th at the buyers attorney in NJ, Union County. My lawyers paralegal tried telling me not to attend the closing.
she told me basically to sign over POA to the lawyer....sorry but she has been the main contact and I am very unhappy so no I wont sign POA and I am attending to collect my money...she even tried saying since I am also using them for the house I am buying, they usually keep the money til after that closing, but since I need my money for another deposit they will cut me a check next day. Today she sent an email asking if I can come to the office on the 27th to sign my documents. I replied back that I am not avaialbale til the closing which I am able to attend and will sign all documents there and I decline POA. she said the lawyer, who is away, usually doesn't work this way and will have to talk to me.
can I attend and get my check at the closing?

I would have fired this law firm if I knew all the bs earlier, too late now
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Old 02-23-2018, 05:00 PM
 
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I don't see any reason why you'd need to sign over a POA if you're available to attend the closing. Of course, I don't know their reasoning. Whether you can get a check the same day may depend on local practices and how the Buyer is paying for the property. Here, most funds are wired and Sellers usually receive immediate payment at closing.
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Old 02-23-2018, 05:02 PM
 
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this is copied from the lawyer's reply to my email..Well, we always do our sales by Fed Ex and with a limited POA from our client. It works well for everyone involved as it makes it easier for the clients to come to our office and sign the documents whenever it’s convenient for them. Also, it makes it more efficient for us. However, for clients that require that we also attend the closing we charge an additional $150.00. As you know, we provide excellent representation, so if I were you, I would give us a limited POA to close the transaction for you. That way, you will save money on my fee, and the closing can be scheduled more easily without either your availability or mine. Trust me, that way will get you to closing faster.

I am flabbergasted
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Old 02-23-2018, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Of course you can attend. Can't comment on the check part. Different parts of the country do it differently. In my state Sellers typically get a check or can request the it be wired to their bank.
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Old 02-23-2018, 05:13 PM
 
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see above I gave my lawyers reason
...i appreciate your replies..just smh
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Old 02-23-2018, 05:16 PM
 
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this is copied from the lawyer's reply to my email..Well, we always do our sales by Fed Ex and with a limited POA from our client. It works well for everyone involved as it makes it easier for the clients to come to our office and sign the documents whenever itís convenient for them. Also, it makes it more efficient for us. However, for clients that require that we also attend the closing we charge an additional $150.00. As you know, we provide excellent representation, so if I were you, I would give us a limited POA to close the transaction for you. That way, you will save money on my fee, and the closing can be scheduled more easily without either your availability or mine. Trust me, that way will get you to closing faster.

I am flabbergasted
How would giving them POA change whether or not they attended the closing? That doesn't make any sense to me.
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Old 02-23-2018, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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Wow... they REALLY don't want you coming to the office for closing, do they?
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Old 02-23-2018, 05:29 PM
 
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that's the feeling I am getting. I wonder why though?..love how this lawyer thinks he is doing such good work. cough cough.
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Old 02-23-2018, 05:31 PM
 
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jackmichigan... my best friend thinks the lawyer was refering to me regarding the 150.00 fee for attending the closing
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Old 02-23-2018, 06:06 PM
 
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I am selling my home, closing is on Feb 28th at the buyers attorney in NJ, Union County. My lawyers paralegal tried telling me not to attend the closing.
she told me basically to sign over POA to the lawyer....sorry but she has been the main contact and I am very unhappy so no I wont sign POA and I am attending to collect my money...she even tried saying since I am also using them for the house I am buying, they usually keep the money til after that closing, but since I need my money for another deposit they will cut me a check next day. Today she sent an email asking if I can come to the office on the 27th to sign my documents. I replied back that I am not avaialbale til the closing which I am able to attend and will sign all documents there and I decline POA. she said the lawyer, who is away, usually doesn't work this way and will have to talk to me.
can I attend and get my check at the closing?

I would have fired this law firm if I knew all the bs earlier, too late now
No way would I sign a POA and not be present. If they required that, they had a duty to tell you that ahead of time. Too late now. You have a right to be there, since they didn't get that POA ahead of time.
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