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Old 02-07-2019, 10:58 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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it all depends on law and custom in VA, and even I suppose the closing entity - title company or attorney. Your Realtor and/or that closing agent should be able to explain it to you in 5 minutes or less.
Yes, this^^

I haven't traveled to a closing in years, and it is many, many years since I closed on a house wherein we all (buyers and sellers) sat down in a room together and "passed papers." But Virginia may have their way of doing things. I would definitely talk to the closing agent - not your realtor - who will help you determine how you can close remotely. They will probably allow you to receive the documents by email from them, take them down to your local notary to sign,and then FedEx them back to them.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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I think one of the challenges with the long distance signing had to do with needing both sellers to be in the same city on that particular day. He has to drive up for an meeting in Chantilly at 0500 that morning. But that's not an issue if we can sign several days before the closing.
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:09 PM
 
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It seems like your agent is more the road block in this case, plus they might not even be aware of all the ins/outs despite being a real estate professional. Your best bet would be to contact the closing agent directly, as others suggested, because they will know their particular business practices better than a real estate agent who may deal with many different title companies, each with their own practices.

As I mentioned earlier, we signed and closed several days after the seller signed their end of things in FL. A decade ago we sold a condo in WI while we were living in CA and all we had to do was take the paperwork, sign off with a notary, and then return everything via FedEx.

I know that you said the weather forecast is now more favorable than previously expected, but do you really want to have to go through the trouble of taking separate vehicles and trying to rush around and/or pay for hotel rooms? Especially if you're still in the recovery phase and there's a meeting in a different location with possible traffic and overruns of meeting to possibly worry about? Better to take a nice, leisurely drive up there together if deemed possible with the title company and then grab lunch to celebrate.
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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for the record, it's "ruh-roh", as in Scooby Doo
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Fla
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why not have a closing agent come to HIM.....


he doesn't need any more stress
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:03 PM
 
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for the record, it's "ruh-roh", as in Scooby Doo
LOL! I was thinking that, too.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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LOL my Scooby Doo must have had a bad cold Or maybe he's from Jersey.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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well, what's happened with your signing dilemma?
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:01 PM
 
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Yes, some of us need closure on this closure.
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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The big day is tomorrow and the weather looks clear. Phew! Looks like we are going to pull it all off, and going back to the original plan.
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