Does homeowner need to be at closing?

Does the homeowner need to be at the actual closing for short-sales? Is it possible to have the title agent send him the HUD a day or two before and have him sign it and then fax it back to title agent so that at closing he doesn’t have to come?

Everything should be able to be done via Fedex and traveling notary…


The home owner does not have to be present to close a short sale. As Michael said it can be done through Fedex and a notary. However, I try to be with the customer (if at all possible) to hold there hand through out the whole process. I’ve found it makes the best experience out of a bad situation for your customer.