My Sellers Are In Europe Using WhatsApp To Close Escrow

Using WhatsApp To Close Escrow

My sellers are in Europe using the WhatsApp. They tried several times to sign documents by email. The iPhones are not working there well except when using the WhatsApp. The property located at 8109 Sloughhouse Road in Elk Grove, CA 95624, was all set to close escrow, or so we thought. Before the sellers left for an extended vacation to Europe, we signed everything at the title company, and we checked in with the buyer’s side for any additional documents. They said nope all good on their end.

Unfortunately, a few things came up that needed signatures from the buyer’s agent though it was a three-month-long escrow. She had waited until the end to send in her buyer’s Agent Visual Inspection Disclosure forms. There are three residences, so she had three forms that needed seller signatures. Additionally, her buyer decided to change one of the terms her buyer had insisted on from the start, so I insisted they submit an addendum to keep my seller protected if there were any issues after the close with the tenant.   

We tried again by communicating through the WhatsApp at midnight California time, as it is 8:00 AM on the cruise ship. The good news, the sellers were able to sign the documents. Finally, with these last steps to close escrow, we should not have any further issues. Twenty-five years ago, I could not have imagined how technology would change our industry. 

Call Weintraub and Wallace Realtors, with RE/MAX Gold, if you are thinking of selling. Even if you are in Europe, we are using WhatsApp to do business and close escrows even if it’s Midnight. Call us today at 916-233-6759.

— JaCi Wallace

JaCi Wallace
Weintraub & Wallace

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