Real Estate Closings
Elliott Law Firm has handled thousands of real estate transactions, commonly referred to as “closings.” Closings can be a stressful event for the parties involved because they typically involve a purchaser’s largest, financial investment. Also, unlike cases that are litigated, closings usually happen within a relatively short period of time following the signing of a contract. This can cause people to feel rushed and pressed for time, especially if they have to move furniture, enroll children in new schools, find a new church, learn their way around a new city, etc.
With all of the stress that can arise when you are buying or selling a house, you need to feel confident that the closing attorney can handle all of the legal matters so that you can focus on the personal matters. One reason Elliott Law Firm is recommended by its past closing clients is that its attorneys and staff are able to efficiently and effectively communicate with multiple parties, such as the buyer, seller, real estate agents, lender, taxing authorities, land records, homeowners associations, etc. A great deal of time and effort goes on “behind the scenes” before the transaction is completed within the 30-60 minute closing (when the parties meet at the attorney’s office and sign the necessary paperwork). In actuality, the file is not completed then, but at least the parties have finished with their part of the transaction. Thereafter, our firm must record the pertinent land instruments, payoff previous loans and assorted property fees, and issue final title policies.
In the end, it is always rewarding to see our clients smile and tell us how pleased they are that the transaction went so “smoothly.” That’s our goal for each and every closing.