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Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If the purchase has been funded.

Feb 04, 2016 04:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,722,626
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No, only when the funding is completed and transaction recorded.

Feb 04, 2016 03:49 AM
Rainmaker
4,552,881
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

We don't have a closing table in my market.  In the typical transaction, keys are delivered when the property has recorded.

Feb 03, 2016 10:12 PM
Rainmaker
556,286
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

No. We are a race state so the buyer does not get keys until the deed is recorded.

Feb 03, 2016 09:51 PM
Rainmaker
2,219,617
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes

Feb 03, 2016 09:03 PM
Rainmaker
979,396
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Peter - Our transactions in Arizona have to close, fund, and record first. Then, the transfer of keys usually occurs between the agents. Sometimes it can happen same day.

Feb 06, 2016 01:47 PM
Rainmaker
5,848,314
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Always, even if the seller remains in the home for a few more days.

Feb 05, 2016 02:39 AM
Ambassador
6,352,310
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Every time.

 

Feb 04, 2016 03:36 PM
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3,382,984
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Yes.  We used to a have an outlying jurisdiction that waited for the deed to be recorded to give out keys and that would creat a lot of drama for agents closer in that sold there.

Feb 04, 2016 10:08 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, after the last "T" is crossed and last "I" is dotted

Feb 04, 2016 08:13 AM
Rainmaker
1,683,762
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Of Course.  That's what makes it satisfying, being able to hand them the keys after closing and congratulating them.

Feb 04, 2016 06:04 AM
Ambassador
3,159,779
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

For the most part yes, occassionally there is a few days when a seller still has possession.  We did two last year where that happened when someone was moving after many years and had to sell before they could buy.

Feb 04, 2016 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,209,215
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Each deal is different, but I try to get possession at closing for most of my buyers.  

Feb 04, 2016 03:35 AM
Rainmaker
7,787,954
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Usually, unless otherwise agreed.

Feb 04, 2016 02:55 AM
Rainer
3,399
Maryah Mac Donald
Coldwell Banker Prime Properties - Rensselaerville, NY
Realtor in Albany, Greene and Schoharie, NY.

Yes, after the payments are all done.

Feb 04, 2016 01:58 AM
Rainer
1,165
Genevieve OBrian
Keller Williams Capital District - Glens Falls, NY

We do give buyers keys at closing. It's often the most fun part! I always hand them the keys and say "welcome home!" My buyers love it and my sellers feel it is nice to do.

Feb 04, 2016 01:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

We don't use the closing table concept in our province.

Feb 04, 2016 12:54 AM
Ambassador
5,032,261
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No closing table here. Once we are on record, the bueyr agent will release the keys to the buyers, unless there is something else agreed on in the contract (say 2 days to vacate)

Feb 04, 2016 12:22 AM
Rainmaker
140,768
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

In Wisconsin and Minnesota, buyers get keys at closing.  As soon as the checks are cut, the deal is done.

Feb 04, 2016 12:18 AM
Rainmaker
4,309,881
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Gee, I'm surprosed to read these answers. Here on Long Island the buyers get the keys at the closing table, and thought that's the way it was done all over!

Feb 04, 2016 12:18 AM
Rainer
223,831
LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

No here the agents have to track each other down after county recording. 

Feb 03, 2016 11:50 PM
Rainmaker
652,640
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

No, in AZ the key transfer is handled by the agents after the sale has recorded with the county.

Feb 03, 2016 11:26 PM
Rainmaker
290,919
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Our Buyers get their keys after the property records, here in AZ Peter Mohylsky

Feb 03, 2016 11:20 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Yes, in Erie, PA unless possession is delayed by Post-settlement addendum.

Feb 03, 2016 11:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Peter Mohylsky Yes, it is customary in my area to have the passing of the keys ceremony at the closing table.

Feb 03, 2016 10:40 PM
Rainer
150,416
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, but I am hearing some changes are happening due to the new regs. and how they apply to how we do closings here.

Feb 03, 2016 10:33 PM
Rainmaker
908,498
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Normally, unless there is a rare pre-occupnacy agreement in place.

Feb 03, 2016 10:20 PM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

YES, at closing the buyer and seller attend, the buyer signs their paperwork, submits their funds or has already wored them, the seller signs the deed and buyer gets the keys and the seller gets their check.

Feb 03, 2016 10:16 PM
Rainmaker
849,841
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Yes! And I'm always disappointed that confetti doesn't fall so I make sure we at least clap.

Feb 03, 2016 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No - Title and Escrow don't handle keys.  After COE they are released to the Buyer Agent to deliver them to the Buyer.

Feb 03, 2016 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
1,027,602
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Yes, they do. 

Feb 03, 2016 09:35 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes, and if we have a builder who will not turn them over until he has his money, we will close at the registry of deeds and he'll get paid at the closing table....

Feb 03, 2016 09:33 PM
Rainmaker
1,529,238
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

No, we close in a 2 day process; signing & funding one day, then recording the second; pending what time the funded the day before or morning of.

I hand keys to folks at their new house and ceremoniously let them open the door...typically their gift from me is inside when they walk in too.

Feb 03, 2016 09:27 PM
Rainmaker
4,850,663
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

If it closes and funds or if there is a buyer temp lease in place.

Feb 03, 2016 09:24 PM
Rainmaker
5,190,916
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, keys pass at closing!

Feb 03, 2016 09:13 PM
Rainmaker
4,972,976
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

If they use the builders lender, close at their title company they get the keys at closing.

Feb 03, 2016 09:08 PM