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Old 02-12-2019, 04:35 PM
 
Location: NC
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Good luck tomorrow!
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Good luck tomorrow!

Thanks. As it turns out, I spoke a little too soon. We had a snow-related glitch after all, but it hit the buyers, not us. They can't get here in time, so Friday's going to be the closing. That makes life easier on everyone.
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Old 02-15-2019, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Finally! "Neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night kept me from my appointed rounds to close that house!" (To paraphrase the post office.)

Mother nature caused a little excitement, but after a short delay everyone was able to make it to closing and it was completed late this afternoon. Glad to have that over.
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Old 02-15-2019, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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Congratulations!
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Old 02-16-2019, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Congratulations!

Thanks Diana. The one downside to delaying until the Friday before President's Day is we won't get our money until Tuesday. But, in the grand scheme of things, that's not a big deal.
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:24 AM
 
Location: NC
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Glad it's over and done!
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Old 02-16-2019, 12:41 PM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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Well, the snow let up for the 5 hours it took the movers to come and go, and then started again. We breathed a sigh of relief and left the drivers to it (they arrived safely as well).
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Old 02-16-2019, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Well, the snow let up for the 5 hours it took the movers to come and go, and then started again. We breathed a sigh of relief and left the drivers to it (they arrived safely as well).

Excellent! So glad to hear it went well.
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Old 02-16-2019, 04:46 PM
 
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What too many people do not realize is, you don't have to be in the same town to close. You can do it remotely.

Just have the papers sent to the seller or buyer that is out of town overnight delivery.

The papers have to be signed and sent back the same way.

Example:

I had exchanged 5 single family middle class rental homes for down payment on an office building with 5 offices, all leased for 10 years. This exchange had been put together with both parties being regular investment clients that bought and sold plus did some exchanges with me on a regular basis.

The one that owned the office building was local, and signed local. The one exchanging the homes, was in Arabian oil fields as a top executive. I took the closing papers for that man to his daughter that was driving 50 miles to meet her sister who was flying to Turkey (country) to meet her parents for Thanksgiving. The papers were signed in front of the American Ambassador to Turkey, with his seal instead of a Notary. They came back to me a week later, the same way.

This is an extreme example, but you do not have to go to the city where the property is located to sign closing papers.

Over the years, many times we closed with one or both parties being in other states or country.
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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^^ The one problem with doing that was that both owners still need to sign it before a notary together. If we had known we could have signed several days before the closing, there were a few times we were both in the same town at the same time and we could have done that. Unfortunately by the time we found that out it wasn't an option. I'm a little annoyed with my realtor about this, to be honest. She knew the situation, and should have told us about this option.
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