UPDATED May 4, 2021
Updated: May 13, 2021 – Moving Forward Together
The Closing Agent continues to take measures to protect the health of our customers, client partners and closing staff.
On May 12, 2021, the centers for disease control (CDC) changed policy for vaccinated people related to wearing masks and social distancing.
“Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance”
Although masks and social distancing are no longer required for vaccinated individuals, we encourage you to choose what prevention methods best meet your needs. You may still see that our personnel in closing rooms continue to wear face masks, this is a personal choice and a face mask should not be interrupted as the person has not been vaccinated.
We do request that any and all visitors, including family members, with flu-like symptoms such as fever and new or worsening cough or shortness of breath contact us before coming to our offices to help control the spread of illnesses. We have many ways to work with you to facilitate your closing outside of our office.
The visitation restrictions apply to all Closing Agent locations:
- Altamonte Springs
- Merritt Island
- Winter Park
The Closing Agent will take additional steps to help control the spread of COVID-19 as necessary.
Previewing Your Closing Package Prior To Signing
In advance of your closing you will receive a copy of your closing documents. We recommend reviewing all of the documents prior to closing and contacting us if you have any questions. We would be glad to explain and address any concerns. In this way we can provide an expedited closing experience. Please note that not all lender packages are available in advance but we will work with the lender to provide these where possible.
ALTERNATIVES TO A TRADITIONAL IN-PERSON CLOSING
In some cases a traditional closing may not be possible. As experts in our field we have several practical alternatives that leverage cutting-edge technology. If you are concerned about attending a closing or there is a potential you may not be able to make it due to travel restrictions or similar, please contact your closer to discuss the following options we may be able to provide.
Mail-Away Signing – The documents can be emailed to you. You would need to print them and arrange for a notary and the required witnesses. We would provide you a UPS label and you will need to arrange a UPS pick-up or drop off.
Mobile Notary Servicer – A Mobile Notary can be hired to travel to you to conduct the closing. This will be based upon availability of outside vendors and there is an additional fee.
Power Of Attorney (POA) – We can have our legal staff draft a POA for you, at no charge. You can have it notarized and emailed back to us, or you can have it notarized via RON (see below). The POA will allow one of our staff attorneys to sign on your behalf. You will be sent all documents to review and approve prior to or at the time of your closing.
Remote Online Notarization (RON) – A RON closing enables you to complete the entire closing from your computer. Please note there are some limitations on this option depending on the specifics of your closing. If you are a seller and a US resident, this method is, in our opinion, your best option. Each signer needs to be verified by a third party, which is seamless and online. The platform provider charges a fee. If you are a buyer, your lender may not permit this option.
If you have already signed your documents or have scheduled a mobile notary please disregard this section.
If you need to discuss any details for your closings please reach out directly to your closing processor for assistance. You can also reach our office at (407) 425-2400 if you have any general questions.