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

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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Here, there are a host of people who have to be at a closing and it's usually scheduled based on availablility. So the answer in my case is not "it depends," it's "as long as it closes, I don't care!"

Jun 22, 2019 03:06 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

When it works for the transaction and the actual parties involved, that's where my preference lies.  Theories of the "best time" are "theories" and not real world in my opinion.  

Jun 22, 2019 06:36 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

30-45 days from acceptance date.

Jun 22, 2019 05:04 AM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Like others mentioned - for me closing date is determined by the mutual acceptance date and allowing enough time to get the loan - typically between 30 and 45 days depending on loan type.

Jun 22, 2019 06:58 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

We go with what the buyers and sellers agree upon - typically 30-45 days of ratified Contract. Closings take place all month - no 'set' date.

The only preference I would have is NOT to Close the last day of the month!

Jun 22, 2019 05:47 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Whenever is great with me. If my clients going FHA, toward the end of the month. Lenders now are being more flexible on this than they used to be. I've got 1 on the 8th so that's ok with me.

Jun 22, 2019 05:33 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

No. We do not prefer any. 30-45 days from the effective date of the contract.

Jun 22, 2019 05:23 AM
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Buyers usually want to close at the end of the month since their closing costs for “Interest days until the end of the month”  is a lower amount. To me, it doesn’t matter as long as it gets to closing. We generally go with whatever to date is on the purchase contract, but most of the time, we are ready to close before that

Jun 22, 2019 04:42 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Buyer or seller I recommend middle of the month.

Jun 22, 2019 03:55 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Generally, it depends on what's been negotiated in the contract for a closing date. Buyers prefer end of month as it reduces their prepaids needed at closing.

Jun 22, 2019 07:40 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Oh yes, an end of the month closing can be brutal on time frames. I'd rather add a week if whatever it would take to get it done takes us to the last couple of days of the month. I also like Monday Tuesday rather than Friday closings. If there's a delay somebody may be waiting over the weekend.

Jun 22, 2019 05:28 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

With mortgage - up to 45 days.

Jun 22, 2019 05:14 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

6 weeks from accepted offer, usually on a Friday. 

Jun 22, 2019 05:12 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

30 or 45 days from the effective date of the contract. With so many out of state clients we try tp avoid hard dates.

Jun 22, 2019 04:30 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I prefer the end of the month if I represent the buyer, but preferably a few days before since the schedule gets crowded the last two days.

Jun 22, 2019 03:56 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Most try for the end. For me anytime during the month is ok with me

Jun 22, 2019 08:21 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

My personal preference is the middle of the month. It really depends on when the contract is written. 45 days out isn't unusual here and in some cases it's only 3-4 weeks out.

Jun 22, 2019 06:06 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I think that Kat Palmiotti made an excellent point.  A

Jun 22, 2019 07:55 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I always set up closings on the 1st day of the month so no interest adjustments need to be made by the buyer.... the 2nd is the worst day and many agents are not thinking about that.... 

Jun 22, 2019 07:28 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Depends on the contract and what the parties agree on. But if there is a way to avoid the last day of the month I recommend it. And we need to watch for those days the records office is closed - it's not just the major holidays.

Jun 22, 2019 07:24 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I push to close...close and close ....You never know

Jun 22, 2019 05:33 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

When to close is usually a function of when the contract was made. Typical escrow period is 30 days or so after the contract is made.

Jun 22, 2019 07:50 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I shoot for week 2 or 3 of the month. Then life happens and it's the end of the month already.

Jun 22, 2019 07:40 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

First I go with my buyer and their lender's recommendation ... but always prefer anything but the last day of the month.

Jun 22, 2019 01:07 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

The close is determined based upon what the contract says.  Some closings are done in 10 to 21 days from contract acceptance. If it falls on a weekend we either roll the close back or forward "depending" on many factors. 

Jun 22, 2019 09:11 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have always said the last Forday of the month is the worst time. Next year we have online notaries so we can do closings wihtout bricks and mortar and it won't matter as much.

Jun 22, 2019 08:29 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

ITDOESN"TMATTA. As long as it is PAYDAY!!!

Jun 22, 2019 09:54 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We usually set closing at the best time for the loan to fund. Usually this is 30 to 45 days after acceptance, but consulting with the lender as to their timeline usually allows for the best date be written into the deal.

Jun 22, 2019 09:06 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

There was a time when I was a strict end of the monther although these days it makes no nevermind Paul.

Jun 22, 2019 09:05 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Any time is a good time to close for me Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Jun 22, 2019 07:35 PM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

Sooner than later. 

Jun 22, 2019 04:28 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Whenever escrow closes, it closes.  The only thing we look at is if it'll close on a Monday or right after a major holiday, we try to do the Friday before to give the buyers time to move.

Jun 22, 2019 03:33 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

7-14-21-30 days from lands where it lands.

Jun 22, 2019 02:34 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If at all possible, and that depends on the buyer, NOT the end of the month.

Jul 12, 2019 12:25 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Set the date that is best for your client.

Jun 25, 2019 05:42 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I don't really have a preference, but maybe beginning of the month is better.

Jun 25, 2019 09:51 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I lik.e all the time of the months but seems lender perfer the end on the month

Jun 24, 2019 06:10 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

if it's a tight cash buyer with a loan we try to set it up a few days prior to end of month, or on the 1st.  If buyers are paying cash we stive for middle of the month when attorney is less busy.

Jun 24, 2019 02:50 PM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

End of the month to try and save the buyer a little upfron interest money on their loan.

Jun 23, 2019 03:11 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Middle of the month when possible and prefer to avoid Mondays and Fridays.

Jun 22, 2019 10:49 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

If working with the buyer, I check to make sure my preferred title attorney is available. No early morning closings... to make sure there is funding.

Jun 22, 2019 09:21 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

ASAP for all parties involved.

Jun 22, 2019 09:03 PM