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5 Steps of the Closing Process

September 5, 2019 Posted in Blog


Clear Title helps both buyers and sellers with their real estate closings and is the only title company in the area owned by a local Board Certified Real Estate Attorney.  

The steps of a closing are:

Step 1) Delivery of the Purchase Agreement - the process begins with delivery of the Purchase Agreement sent to us by email/fax or hand delivery.

Step 2) Title Search and Title Insurance - the title search is ordered and Clear Title prepares the title insurance commitment.  The lender relies on the commitment to make certain the seller (or borrow in a refinance) owns the property.

Step 3) Documentation Preparation - deed, mortgage, and other loan documents are prepared. Payoffs of outstanding mortgages are obtained and a closing statement is completed.

Step 4) Closing Day - the paperwork is properly signed and the new owner finally gets the keys.

Step 5) After Closing - all funds are released, paperwork is delivered, documents are recorded, and the title policy is issued.

If you are interested in learning more about Clear Title and the closing process for your residential home purchase, contact us today!

Pace – (850) 994-3838

Pensacola – (850) 361-4029

Pine Forest – (850) 202-8518


Clear Title is a real estate closing company founded and owned by a Board-Certified Real Estate Attorney with more than 30 years of experience in the Pensacola area real estate market. Many of its closers and other professional staff members have been handling real estate closings for more than 20 years, and as a result, Clear Title offers well over a century of closing experience. There are three offices in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties: Pace, Pensacola, and Pine Forest. Clear Title was recently named Best Title Company in Pensacola 2019 by VIP Magazine Pensacola.

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