Relocate to Wisconsin : Closing Dominoes...Get in the Game Early !

Closing Dominoes...Get in the Game Early !

    With sooo many closings and homes flying off the market creating the "Thinventory" we have talked is more important than ever that agents, Buyers and Sellers pay attention to closing TIMES.dominoes In Wisconsin, we do things a little differently than other states.  Sometimes, our Sellers pre-sign documents and we have their power of attorney to sign documents at closing. If we represent a Seller, who is going to use the proceeds from the sale of the home to fund the purchase of another home that some day, the timing of both closings is very important. 

  clock  Often, Buyers and Sellers want to close at the beginning of the day or the end of the day so those are the times most coveted to schedule closings. Either the whole day or little of the day is taken off of work.  Buyers get to choose the time and place...which is usually at the title company or the office of the lender. 

   Once a time is far ahead of time as possible....everyone has a heads up...buyers, sellers, agents, title companies and lender. 

    If agents know that their client is involved in more than one transaction that day, every effort is made as early as possible to be sure that tiiming is considered. Dual career families have lots of obligations.

     Forgetting this very important detail can mean many transactions do not close on time...nights spent in Hotels, moving vans sent loaded back to terminals...Lots of inconvenience.

     Our advice is to schedule the closing right after the inspection contingency is satisfied with all parties in agreement. handshake

    If you or anyone you know is looking for agents in southeastern Wisconsin who work hard on every timely detail in a transaction, call the Hansons, we are honored to be of service for all things real estate.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 7 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • April 22 2016 12:18AM


This is important advice.  Staying on top of every decision and deadline in a transaction is essential for everyone involved in the process. It's a joy when both agents understand that good communication and attention to detail are important.

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) almost 2 years ago

Good morning, Sally K. & David L. Hanson this becomes very important when there's a series of closings that need to happen before the final one.... not a last minute detail, for sure.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) almost 2 years ago

I love the post. I agree with you. Agents should schedule closings carefully,

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 2 years ago

You certainly do things different in WI. Buyers get to choose what time and where they want to close? And, you as agents can have power of attorney? So different here!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) almost 2 years ago

Excellent advice and information, Sally and David.  I've seen some folks miss their closings and it wasn't a pretty picture.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Sally and David. Wisconsin is different. In NJ where I practiced, closing were set by and with the attorneys who if anyone, had the limited power of atty for the clients.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 2 years ago

Wow Sally this is great that you schedule your closings as you do in WI.  Here closings are scheduled almost the last week - after docs have arrived at the title company. But we do keep close tabs on every closing especially if we've got a domino deal important.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) almost 2 years ago