Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It's not as common in our market as the process is rather uneventful.  No lawyers and often times the sellers and buyers never meet.  I've had quite a few transactions where I have never seen the agent on "the other side".   

Dec 24, 2015 12:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

Yes I absolutely attend, unless it is a mail out.  I think you should always attend the closing to make sure everything runs smoothly, even til the end!

Dec 24, 2015 12:37 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

I attend most of my closing. We are full service from start to finish. 

Dec 24, 2015 12:32 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I attend all closings.

Dec 24, 2015 11:13 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have missed fewer than 5 closings in my life--two because I was laid up after surgery. One because I was overseas and the closing date was changed at the last moment. The other two... my clients didn't attend either and pre-signed.

Dec 24, 2015 10:48 PM
Rainmaker
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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 - in AZ Buyer and Seller sign separately at Title and Escrow...

and what Ken Jones said.

Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2015 09:14 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 Will. I attending no mortgage closings, it would be impossible, especially since I do them in eight states.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Dec 24, 2015 05:58 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

We've shifted to mostly electronic closings now so no one "attends". I review all of the closing docs days in advance though.

Dec 24, 2015 05:45 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Will Hamm I want to attend all my closings - and get the feedback from my clients after closing.

Dec 24, 2015 03:06 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My last company forbid us from going because we might say something wrong.

Dec 24, 2015 02:47 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Everyone in 16+ years except for 2

Dec 24, 2015 02:23 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

I have had a lot of closings where one of the agents does not feel the need to show up. We get by without them.

Dec 24, 2015 10:34 AM
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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

Yes, we pretty much always attend.

Dec 24, 2015 07:29 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

all of our clients have attorneys....we rarely go to a closing.... there's nothing for an agent to do ...

Dec 24, 2015 04:54 AM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Will I make about 90% of my closings.  Sometimes just unable to.  My clients are aware ahead of time.  Mark

Dec 24, 2015 04:48 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I attend all that I can unless I am out of town and I don't want a closing helped up for me. I will call and talk with my client.

Dec 24, 2015 04:38 AM
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Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

I do try to attend all of my closings.

Dec 24, 2015 04:32 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I usually attend them all. but I have had conflicts on my last two !

Dec 24, 2015 03:41 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Some, but not all.  Especially if my client is doing a remote closing.

Dec 24, 2015 02:57 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I am at all of my closings; generally have to get the keys.

Dec 24, 2015 02:24 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Always.  Just a part of the service.  Also, just in case there are issues or the client needs an title hands holding.

Dec 24, 2015 02:19 AM
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Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

We've bought several homes here in AZ and never once have had an agent attend a "closing". In fact I don't even know if there is such a thing here in AZ. If I recall all we ever did was cut the check, sign a few docs, wait a few days, then go and pick up the keys from the title company.

Dec 24, 2015 01:23 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

We don't attend closings in Ontario.  It is handled between lawyers.

Dec 24, 2015 12:46 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Will Hamm It is traditional here for the agents to attend the closing with their clients.

Dec 24, 2015 12:45 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

That is weird Will Hamm I even show up if my clients have already moved out of town. I like being seen at the title company and I like collecting my check.

Dec 24, 2015 12:45 AM
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Jenna Dixon
Momentum Real Estate Group LLC - Marietta, GA
55 & Over | New Constructions | Horse Farms

I do attend all of my closings.  I can't remember missing one in 12 years.

Dec 24, 2015 12:37 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

YEAR END CLOSING.

In our area most experienced home owners do not want agent participation.

Seller and buyer do not even meet or want to see each other.

Sam

Dec 24, 2015 12:34 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

We do not have settlement table closings here, but I will attend a doc signing locally if the client wishes, or if I have reason to think I will need to be there to fix something. That is extremely rare on both counts.

Dec 24, 2015 12:12 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

In CA a "closing" is the buyer & a notary only typically-with me on call for any questions. I attend the post recording of transfer of title, the next day, which is where I hand them the key to their new home and a gift (as a buyers' agent). As a listing agent, I attend nothing, but a pop-by to my sellers, with my thank you gift. Cali-closings are much different than other parts of the country. But what I do, is appropriate for the occasion at the appropriate time of the process.

Merry Christmas

Dec 24, 2015 12:36 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

We attend unless we are out of town, then we have someone else attend in our place.

Sep 06, 2016 04:45 AM
Rainmaker
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LuxurySoCalRealty Compass San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

That was the first very weird thing for me moving from Minneapolis to CA.  Here you get a phone call and chase the other agent down for a key exchange.  

Dec 25, 2015 09:12 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes, unless a mailaway

Dec 25, 2015 12:37 AM