This is to confirm your appointment at our office address listed below and to alleviate as many of your concerns about the signing process as I can under the circumstances. First of all, let me assure you my staff and I are at least as concerned as you are about the pandemic. We are taking every precaution to protect you and ourselves while accomplishing your objective. Real estate closings have been deemed an essential function of the economy by the US Treasury Department.
First of all, the setting. My office is a small two-story townhouse. There is no elevator. No one is allowed into the building except people who must apply pen to paper to close a real estate transaction. Upon arrival, a person will direct you upstairs to a conference room to sign documents. We will have a paralegal or myself in the room virtually on a tablet to guide you through the process. You will have no other contact with staff members in our office. The area you will sign in will be disinfected before and after your appointment. New pens will be available to use and take with you. Each document will be highlighted where initials or signatures are required. There will be a folder for you to take with you and a copy of all signed documents will be sent to you via encrypted email.
Please send a copy of your photo ID by email, fax, or text to 703-598-3000 (my cell phone) prior to your closing.
If your transaction is a sale, please note we will not schedule buyers and sellers to sign at the same time and ask that only the necessary parties be present for signing. I define necessary parties as those who actually put pen to paper. All others can be reached by phone or other means from your cellular device.
All persons must wear protective face covering while in our building.
If you answer “YES” to one or more of the following questions, please call us to RESCHEDULE your appointment.
While we are thankful for your business and practice Social Distancing, please do not come to our office if you have any of these symptoms. Call us to reschedule your appointment.
Safety is our most important objective!