Welcome to your closing! We represent the Buyer in North/South Carolina, to make sure they have free/clear title (among other things). However, we will also represent you through a limited capacity to produce the documents you need for closing, if you so choose (this is usually the most efficient and cheapest).
You may choose to hire a different attorney at your own cost. Be aware that two attorneys can double the cost to you. It is your right to pay a different attorney independently, though. Regardless of whether you choose us (most common) or someone else, this package is hugely important!
Your closing is delayed indefinitely until we receive this from you. It can be faxed to us (866.535.8589) or emailed to any email address (preferably your paralegal that is assigned to the file). Until we receive this information, we do not do a title search because we do not have your information that is needed to perform that title search! Your Social and Date-of-Birth may be used to confirm judgments/liens and other information. It's also used for government reporting purposes. Our e-mails are secure and our private system is heavily guarded by a private network and various security protocols.
We use this to order mortgage payoffs, which can take a week to receive from your lender. If you delay sending this to the firm by a week, and the title search takes a week, it can easily push your closing to 21 days (or longer). It is imperative to return this as soon as possible!
North Carolina Properties: Per North Carolina Statute §45A-4 Good Faith Settlement Procedures Act:
Closing funds may not be released prior to deed recording.
All States: Closing proceeds will be in the form of a check or a wire. Closing proceeds will never be actual cash money.