If I hear “unprecedented times” ONE. MORE. TIME. I may just lose my mind a little. I’m being facetious, of course, but this COVID thing has got everyone just a little crazy. That’s ok. I understand. We need to be respectful and have a healthy caution for the situation. At Shepard Law, we have been very cautious, very clean, and very considerate. We’ll meet you where you are and make sure you’re comfortable with the standards we are following. If you want us to be more stringent than normal, we will. If you don’t want to wear a mask, we won’t make you. If you want to bring your Aunt Joanne and have a mini party at closing, we’re pretty cool with that too.
When it comes right down to it, this is more than likely the single biggest transaction of your life. You’re spending a lot of money and you’re finalizing the legal requirements for owning your HOME! (pause here for a second….YAYAYAYAYA!!! You’re buying a home!) It’s very exciting, really cool, and SUPER important. We work for you, so we want you to know that we celebrate with you. We also understand the gravity of what we’re helping you accomplish. This is a big deal. We want it to be correct.
We’re all human, so mistakes may happen. But at the end of the day we’re doing our best to make sure no mistakes happen (and if any do, we’ll fix them) so to minimize the risk there are certain people who are absolutely essential to making sure your closing is correct.
According to the North Carolina government, we are in phase 2.5 of opening the state back up. What does this mean? In the scenario related to closing on your home, it means we have to limit the number of people in our building to 25 people or less (no problem) and ask that people wear cloth face coverings where physical distancing is not possible. In-person meetings should be limited to no more than 10 people. For more detailed information from the NCDHHS, click here.
Even meeting these guidelines, we can make sure that everyone who is important to the closing may be present at the closing. We don’t ask anyone to wait in the car. Come on in and sit down. We have planned it out so that we can meet the guidelines and still make sure that (1) everyone is safe, (2) everyone is comfortable, and (3) everyone who should be there is there.
There you have it, my Buyer. You WILL get to the end of this transaction, and you have the right to have with you the people who were important to helping you get you there. And as always, if you have questions or concerns, please ask. We’re on your team.