Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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It depends upon when we go under Contract. In this crazy market, we can't push Closing beyond 30 days if we want to win bidding wars. So, if we go under Contract on the 15th, buyers are going for the business date closest to the 15th of the following month.

I do avoid the last day of the month though - prefer any other day that week!

May 23, 2018 05:34 AM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
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Any day is a great day for closing.

May 23, 2018 04:11 AM
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Jay McHugh
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I don't favor closings at the end of the month since most banks and attorneys are overwhelmed and sloppy.....secondly, the notion that they pay a little more is wrong and has always been poor communication in our industry.  They own the home at that time therefore they are not paying more .... they OWN the home at that time....I explain fully the benefits of not rushing and having better vendor choices which does save them money:  For example moving companies are less expensive in the middle of the month than at the end of the month due to supply and demand ... the ability to run a smooth closing process is key since you cannot count on 3rd parties to provide the same level of service that we do.....

May 23, 2018 03:17 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

I suggest a closing on when the lender can get it done.

May 23, 2018 04:57 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I personally don't have a favorite or favored time --- clients may or may not have an opinion/reason.  Each case is addressed in advance.

May 23, 2018 04:17 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
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My clients dictacte when they want the closing.

May 23, 2018 03:47 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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It is up to my clients to make that decision. 

May 23, 2018 07:42 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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I favor A.S.A.P.

May 23, 2018 07:37 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  As soon as the lender is ready.

  Cash deals, avoid the crowds, don't schedule last few days of the month. 

May 23, 2018 07:06 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Schedule the closing to meet the best interests of your client.

May 23, 2018 05:32 AM
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Clay R. Seay
Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage - Saint Augustine, FL

for the cash buyers, the closing date usually makes no difference. For a mortgage buyer, the pre-paying of interest, insurance & other pre-paids can raise their closing costs. For the first time buyer or FHA buyer, these costs can be substantial for some.

May 23, 2018 04:50 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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It does depend on my clients' needs and schedule, but if there is nothing special, I always try to close in the last week of a month, but not on the last day of the month when it's loony tunes!

May 23, 2018 04:18 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Mid month for me !

May 23, 2018 03:52 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I favor closings as soon as everything is good to go. Let's get that baby finished!

May 23, 2018 03:41 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with Richard L. McKinney P.A. 

May 23, 2018 12:17 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Whatever is mutually agreeable to buyers and sellers. 

May 23, 2018 08:55 AM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

I prefer closing at the earliest date that suits my client or the customer.  If we negotiate a transaction in the middle of the month, I'll check with the lender and unless the buyer or seller need something different, try to get it done in 30 to 35 days, unless it can be done sooner. 

May 23, 2018 08:55 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

close (or closing) is the end game...Beat feet!

May 23, 2018 07:10 AM
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

Customer decides closing date in accordance with their lender of choice..I inform them of the dangers of a Friday afternoon, if wiring funds occur late...

May 23, 2018 05:46 AM
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Bob Crane
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Generally asap, though some now prefer a little extra time to find something new.

May 23, 2018 05:45 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I let them know the costs of closing the 1st, 15th and 30th and they decide. Most often they say close it as soon as you can

May 23, 2018 05:03 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

Pretty much up to the clients and their needs.

May 23, 2018 05:03 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
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I always stay away from June 30th as that is the busiest moving day of the year and moving comanies gouge their pricing... We choose the closing day on what best suits both parties, and varies sometimes the middle of the moth, sometimes the first week, sometimes the last.  Whatever works for both

May 23, 2018 04:45 AM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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always close as soon as possible unless the client has a specific need to delay 

May 23, 2018 04:03 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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It really doesn't make me any difference, I leave it up to my buyers or sellers. 

May 23, 2018 02:55 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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It depends on when we go pending so often sellers want 30 days. I hate the last day of the month and like to avoid if it possible.

May 23, 2018 08:50 AM
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Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
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Before Middle of month if possible, only so title company not backlogged with end of month closing, PA. uses title company not Attorney for closings

May 23, 2018 08:44 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

It depends on the overall timeline. I wouldn't advocate waiting to the end of the month if there is no good reason for it.

May 23, 2018 08:17 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
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I give the client the options and then let them decide what works best for them.

May 23, 2018 07:53 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

As Roy Kelley would say, refer to the terms of the contract.

Any Day! Any Time! 

The way I view it is, they have the house and everyone is on their merry ways. Start amortizing that note as quick as possible so they can pay it off sooner.

May 23, 2018 07:49 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

My practice is to close when the transaction is ready to be closed. Time of month is irrelevant. Buyer wants their new home. Seller wants their proceeds. Let’s get it done!

May 23, 2018 07:31 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

most are the very end of the month.... 

May 23, 2018 07:21 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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We close when the buyers/sellers want to close, and when the lender is able. 

Why would you say they might pay a little more if they don't close at the end of the month?

May 23, 2018 06:31 AM
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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

Avoiding the last day of the month is a wise practice

May 23, 2018 06:29 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Depends.

May 23, 2018 06:04 AM
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Wayne Martin
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It is up to the buyer. Some prefer paying some interest and then having over a month of relief!

May 23, 2018 05:05 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The last Friday of the month is probably the worst day to close.

Jun 21, 2018 07:24 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I perfer the middle of the month but clients perfer end of month.

 

May 28, 2018 04:18 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

Paul, we see most closings on a Friday with possession after closing.  That way the buyer has the weekend to move in.  No longer are the vast majority of closings at the end of the month anymore.

May 26, 2018 08:41 AM
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Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
E*Rae Realty - Austin, TX
Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction

I actualy prefer anytime besides the end of the month.  Closing date is based on when the buyer, lender and seller can close.  I always advice not to close on the last day of the week or the month because a slight delay can then cause further issues with timely modifications of settlement statements.  

May 24, 2018 08:30 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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totally client dependent.  First time entry level buyers sometimes must close at the end of the month sometimes to afford closing.  Most people just want to close as soon as they can.

May 24, 2018 06:46 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, - a week before the end of the month.

May 23, 2018 11:00 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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If money is a big issue then close at the end pf themonth, otherwise in the 3rd week so it is not so pushed.

May 23, 2018 07:44 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

ASAP

May 23, 2018 07:07 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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Many of my closings happen mid month. I have been able to tell me buyers they need to do it as soon as possible.

May 23, 2018 07:02 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Scheduled for the best needs of my clients.  

May 23, 2018 05:55 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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The attorney & bank schedules it; I just show up. 

May 23, 2018 04:41 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Close ASAP because stuff can always come up.

May 23, 2018 01:15 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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30 days from accepted offer day, whatever day it is, often we push it to Friday.

May 23, 2018 12:56 PM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Paul ~ Unless the buyers are competing for the property, and we are closing when the seller wants to, they generally gravitate towards the end of the month to lessen the out of pocket amount required to close.  However, I am very superstitious about closing the last 2 business days of the month because lenders/title companies are slammed... I try to explain why that may not be in their best interest to close at the very end of the month.

May 23, 2018 12:46 PM
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Ruth Grainger-Starr
Grainger Realty - Cripple Creek, CO
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I leave that up to my clients. I have lots of deals that close in the middle of the month. 

May 23, 2018 11:30 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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In our market, it is as soon as possible.  21 days with financing is expected ... with no contingencies.  Crazy!

May 23, 2018 08:02 AM