Do I need my realtor for closing, or is she extraneous at this point?
September 14, 2010 11:55 AM Subscribe
We are about to close on a new property. The loan is set; all systems are go, but my realtor just called to say that she can't make the closing date because she's been invited to some shindig in another state and wants to know if we can change it. Do we need her there for anything?
posted by SecretAgentSockpuppet to Home & Garden (23 answers total)
We've already scheduled time off for the closing. The routing for funds is already scheduled. The seller has also already scheduled time on that date. In addition, we offered the seller a fee-free lease back until the end of the month after closing so they can finish moving out.
Moving the closing up, while not impossible, is inconvenient. It also means that I'll be paying a mortgage and insurance and interest for house I can't occupy, for an even longer period because we can't make the sellers move out earlier, just because my realtor wants to go on vacation on the day we have scheduled.
Do I actually need my realtor there for anything on the day of closing? Is there some task she performs, or can we go ahead with the closing as scheduled without her there?