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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Doesn't happen around here at all

Dec 23, 2015 01:41 PM
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JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

We own a mortgage brokerage and attend every closing we can. It's important to help our borrowers feel as comfortable as possible. 

Dec 23, 2015 08:43 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I let all lenders know that I like them there and many do show up

Dec 23, 2015 08:35 AM
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Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

Most lenders attend closings, I find. 

Dec 23, 2015 09:57 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Most lenders attend closings in my area.

Dec 23, 2015 08:43 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

In my area lenders never attend any closings(only if escrow and lender in the same building/office).

Dec 23, 2015 04:58 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Sally. In my practice I attend no closings, but all clients know how to get in touch with in case there was ever a problem, will also call them later in the day or the following day.

Dec 23, 2015 04:55 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

My lender always shows up, even to those closings that my agent misses.

Dec 23, 2015 01:37 PM
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Absolutely. That's one of the reasons that they are recommended.

Dec 23, 2015 01:19 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Yes, they certainly do...and if they don't, they quickly lose their "recommended lender" status!

Dec 23, 2015 11:24 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
Redfin - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Some do, but it isn't the custom.

Dec 23, 2015 11:20 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

My prefered lender or his partner/son always attend every single closing. I love using them as it is just another reassurance for my clients as well.

Dec 23, 2015 10:48 AM
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

No, haven't seen that in California or Hawaii. I don't go either. In fact, most of my clients are out-of-towners. Escrow makes arrangements for everyone's signature one way or the other. Closing day means everything is done.

Dec 23, 2015 10:38 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Yes...my favorite lenders are there for the closing. 

Dec 23, 2015 09:44 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

One of the lenders I used in Florida always attended closings but she is the only one that I have known that routinely does that.

Dec 23, 2015 09:37 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Most lenders in this area attend the closing for their clients loan

Dec 23, 2015 09:24 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Usually not but a few of them do drop by to bring a little gift. It is good PR.

Dec 23, 2015 08:24 AM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Someone from the bank or representing the bank is usually at our closings...

Dec 23, 2015 08:17 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Some loan offocers attend closings without even being asked. There should be no last minute changes, so it's not mandatory for loan officer to be present.

Dec 23, 2015 08:02 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Sally & David,
They do on occasion, especially since I don’t close the last couple of days of the month. Doesn’t matter to me either way.

Dec 23, 2015 08:01 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

For the most part yes.  I usually never had any problems with them not being there, though there was one time where there was a minor issue that the lender was able to fix right there at the table.  I was glad he was there that time.

Dec 23, 2015 07:51 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Somes yes, some no. It depends on their schedule.

Dec 23, 2015 07:25 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Dec 23, 2015 07:24 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no, they've done their job...no need for them to be there...all of our clients have their own attorneys...no need for us to go either....

Dec 23, 2015 07:08 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I haven'tbut when they do come I think it is a good thing.

Dec 23, 2015 07:01 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Generally not

Dec 24, 2015 01:23 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Only the lender that the buyer is using attends.

Dec 24, 2015 07:44 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

I ask all of them to attend. Some do and some don't. Hard to refer when you don't see the job to the finish. 

Dec 24, 2015 02:19 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I normally do if the lender is in the area and I think something is going to come up.  Most of the time, they do not attend in our area.

Dec 24, 2015 01:42 AM
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Jenna Dixon
DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate - Marietta, GA
Empowers You With a Better Real Estate Experience

My "preferred" lender does attend our mutual closings.  The only exception has been one that sort of "came together" with last minute changes and he could not get out of his office in time to attend.  I'm always happy that he is at the table to answer questions or assist with paperwork errors at that critical moment.

Dec 24, 2015 12:41 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

For the good ones you don't have to recommend, they are always there.

Dec 23, 2015 10:26 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My favorite recommended lender always attends, unless he is out of town.

Dec 23, 2015 10:25 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Only if the closing is a difficult one. I appreciate it when they do so without being asked.

Dec 23, 2015 10:06 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

They do as much as possible. But I've seen lenders whom the buyer selected and whom I didn't know also show up.

Dec 23, 2015 09:58 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No

Dec 23, 2015 08:11 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Sally David. Plus the closings here are handled by title attorneys.

Dec 23, 2015 05:19 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No, our esrow closings are 99+% electronic now.

Dec 23, 2015 04:20 PM