Do I Need To Be Present For The Closing?

Closing on a real estate transaction is a pivotal moment that finalizes the sale of a property. However, many sellers find themselves in a predicament when they are unable to attend the closing in person. Whether they live out of town, have prior commitments, or simply cannot make the trip, the prospect of being physically present for the closing can be daunting. At NOLA Buys Houses, we understand the challenges sellers face and strive to provide a seamless solution through notary services. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore how notary services work and how they can benefit sellers who are unable to attend the closing in person.

Understanding Notary Services

Notary services play a crucial role in the real estate closing process, ensuring that all necessary documents are signed and executed in accordance with state and local laws. In Louisiana, closing documents must be signed in front of a notary public to be considered valid. Notaries are licensed professionals authorized to witness and certify signatures, administer oaths, and verify the authenticity of documents. Typically, when all parties get together at the closing attorney’s office, the attorney will pass the act of sale. All attorney’s are notaries in Louisiana. Sometimes though, sellers are not able to attend the closing in person. They may be live out of town and not be able to travel for work or family reasons. Perhaps there are medical limitations. No matter what the reason, this is when notary services come into play.

At NOLA Buys Houses, we leverage our extensive network of notaries to facilitate the signing of closing documents for sellers who are unable to attend the closing in person. Whether sellers live out of town or simply prefer the convenience of remote signing, we can set them up with a local notary or engage a mobile notary to come directly to them.

Benefits of Notary Services

  1. Convenience: Notary services offer unparalleled convenience for sellers who are unable to attend the closing in person. By setting sellers up with a local notary or engaging a mobile notary, we eliminate the need for sellers to travel or make special arrangements to sign closing documents.
  2. Flexibility: At NOLA Buys Houses, we understand that every seller’s situation is unique. That’s why we offer flexible options for notary services to accommodate our clients’ needs and preferences. Whether it’s arranging for a local notary or scheduling a mobile notary to come directly to them, we work closely with sellers to find a solution that works best for them.
  3. Efficiency: Notary services streamline the closing process, allowing sellers to sign documents quickly and securely without the need for lengthy travel or in-person meetings. By eliminating the logistical challenges associated with traditional closings, sellers can expedite the sale of their property and move forward with confidence.
  4. Peace of Mind: With notary services, sellers can rest assured that their closing documents are handled with the utmost care and professionalism. Our team at NOLA Buys Houses ensures that all documents are reviewed, executed, and notarized in accordance with state and local laws, providing sellers with peace of mind throughout the process.

How Notary Services Work

  1. Consultation: The notary services process begins with a consultation between the seller and our team at NOLA Buys Houses. During this initial meeting, we discuss the details of the transaction, address any questions or concerns, and outline the notary services process.
  2. Document Preparation: Once the terms of the sale are agreed upon, our team prepares all necessary closing documents in accordance with state and local laws. These documents are then securely transmitted to the seller for review and signature.
  3. Notary Arrangement: We work with sellers to arrange for a local notary to witness and certify the signing of closing documents. Alternatively, for sellers who prefer the convenience of a mobile notary, we can schedule a notary to come directly to them at a time and location of their choosing. This is incredibly convenient. A mobile notary can come to your work, your, job…just about anywhere, ensuring you do not miss any critical time.
  4. Execution: With the notary present, sellers sign all necessary closing documents in accordance with state and local laws. The notary then witnesses and certifies the signatures, ensuring the validity and authenticity of the documents.
  5. Finalization: Upon completion of the signing, the notary verifies the authenticity of the documents and applies their official seal and signature. The signed and notarized documents are then securely transmitted to our team at NOLA Buys Houses for final review and processing.

Why Choose Notary Services

At NOLA Buys Houses, we are committed to providing our clients with exceptional service and personalized solutions to meet their unique needs.

  • Expertise: Our team of real estate professionals has extensive experience in coordinating notary services and understands the intricacies of the process. We leverage our expertise to guide sellers through each step of the notary services process, ensuring a smooth and successful closing. The title attorney’s we work with will do all the coordinating with the mobile notary. You just say when and where!
  • Accessibility: We prioritize accessibility and transparency in all our interactions with clients. Whether you have questions, concerns, or special requests, our team is readily available to provide assistance and support throughout the notary services process.
  • Efficiency: With NOLA Buys Houses, sellers can expect a fast and efficient closing process. We work diligently to coordinate notary services in a timely manner, allowing sellers to move forward with their plans without delay.
  • Reliability: You can trust that your transaction is in capable hands. We adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, ensuring that your closing documents are handled securely and confidentially at all times.


In conclusion, notary services offer sellers a convenient, flexible, and efficient solution for completing real estate transactions without the need for in-person attendance. Whether sellers live out of town, have a busy schedule, or simply prefer the convenience of notary services, our team is here to help them navigate the process with ease and confidence. Contact us today to learn more about how we can facilitate a smooth and successful closing for your property, wherever you may be.

Call NOLA Buys Houses today at 504 264 1407 or send us a message to find out more about us and our process. We can give you a cash offer on your home in 24 hours and there is never any obligation to work with us. We are on call 24/7 and are here to help!

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