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When the lender is ready to “close” your loan, or “fund” it, your real estate agent and your mortgage broker will have you sign the final loan documents. Signing will typically take place in front of a notary or an escrow officer. Check with your escrow officer or myself as your Realtor if there is anything you need to do to prepare for this, such as bringing a photo ID or perhaps a cashiers’ check or wire transfer documents when you’re purchasing real estate. Allow yourself enough time to review the documents for accuracy.
|If funds are being wired: “Wiring instructions” direct the electronic transfer of money between financial companies. If possible, arrange to have the wiring instructions in place ahead of time and checked for accuracy by both the sender and recipient of the wire. It is critical that these instructions be exact, and even so, delays are all too common. Please do not wire any money without speaking to your escrow officer or myself as your Realtor to confirm the amount and wiring instructions one last time. Wire fraud is present and in order to protect yourself it is best to double and even triple check before the wire is sent.|
One Step Closer to Congratulations!
As your Realtor, I will confirm with the escrow officer that the money was received. It’s always good to follow up with a phone call to confirm that your loan funds went where they were supposed to go. It is a good idea to keep records of this critical phase of the transaction once completed.