CFPB / TRID goes into effect October 3rd & these changes will have an impact on the lending process & on the Closing Process. Please take a class on these changes! Go to the MX1 Training Calendar & Register for: “Show Me the Money & Get Me to Closing.” Also, make sure you utilize the Maximum One Affiliated Lenders & Closing Attorneys for fabulous communication as the industry goes through this transition. Lender & Attorney contact information located at the bottom of this newsletter & on the MX1 Blog under “Vendors.” More information is on the Extranet under “CFPB – TRID Information”
Suggestions to Be Prepared:
Check on repairs at least 10 – 14 days PRIOR to closing. If the Buyer & Seller end up negotiating financially for repairs which have not been completed, this may have to be re-disclosed on the Closing Statement. Ensure plenty of time for these re-disclosures so as not to delay closing.
Schedule closings mid-month & at the beginning of the week.
Many Lenders (especially large banks) will be preparing the Closing Disclosure – NOT the Closing Attorney.
Lenders preparing Closing Disclosure may NOT have accurate nor current HOA documents – which will inevitably cause a delay & the requirement of a new HOA Transfer Letter or Disclosure Letter which will cost the Buyer or Seller money.
Contracts binding under the RE Forms Contract do NOT allow for a Unilateral Extension of Closing Date – if Buyer’s Lender must re-disclose & cause a delay, if Seller does not agree to an extension, Buyer will default on the contract.
Consider scheduling closing PRIOR to the actual end date of the contract.
Closings may take closer to 2 hours
Be on time to closings or they may be re-scheduled
Lenders & Attorneys may only send encrypted email
Lenders & Closing Attorneys may NOT send you a preliminary Closing Disclosure
Closing Attorneys may not send you wire instructions – only to the Buyer
Lenders must follow strict time frames based on mandated guidelines
Buyers MUST acknowledge receipt of Closing Disclosure
Closing Attorneys will have more locked doors in their offices & you will not be able to walk through office unescorted
HOA letters WILL be an issue & you will more than likely need 2 letters – negotiate up fron who will pay for these & set the proper expectations
Determine who you are to send your Commission Instructions to – the Lender or the Attorney
Pay-at-Close may not be honored by Closing Attorneys due to limited space on the new Closing Disclosure
The Brokerage Firm Number must be included on the Closing Disclosure
MXGA: Firm License #56897
MXGA Address: 5041 Dallas Hwy., #700, Powder Springs, GA 30127
MXGR: Firm License #62825
MXGR Address: 3200 Cobb Galleria Pkwy. #275, Atlanta, GA 30339
Your License Number must be included on all Closing Disclosures
Back-to-Back closings will be EXTREMELY Difficult due to potential re-disclosure issues
Hazard Insurance must be paid-in-full prior to closing
Schedule Closings at LEAST 45 days from Binding Agreement Date
Agents may not use Closing Attorney’s computers (i.e. to print an Amendment) so bring your file with you & Blank Amendments
The Key for you as an agent is to stay in constant and meaningful communication with the Lender and Closing Attorney as well as your clients, customers and co-op agents.
Stay as informed and current as possible on the impact of these changes.
As they changes first become enacted, it will be vital to utilize Lenders & Closing Attorneys whom you know, love, trust & have a good relationship – especially the Maximum One Affiliated Closing Attorneys & Lenders