Forbes: How To Streamline The Closing Process: 14 Steps For Homebuyers

In real estate, it’s always tempting to count your chickens before they hatch. When you’re halfway toward closing on a house, or even three quarters of the way there, you almost start thinking of the buying process as a done deal. Then complications may begin to arise, and they could even compound on one another to bring the agreement to a halt.

As agents and professionals, it’s important to put steps in place to make the closing the easiest thing ever for a client. Choosing a house is a massive decision, and if you can make the clients’ acquisition easier, they’d be even happier to close the deal. Here, 14 members of Forbes Real Estate Council suggest key steps homebuyers can take to streamline the closing process so that there are fewer hiccups.


Perform Your Walkthrough Early

Perform your walkthrough five days prior to closing so that there is enough time to address with the seller any outstanding issues from the repair request. Check in religiously with the lender to confirm that documents and funding are on time, answer any last-minute document requests super promptly. Sign the closing disclosure immediately upon receipt. Communication with escrow, title and lender is key. – Courtney Poulos, ACME Real Estate



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