The closing attorney is the final piece of the puzzle in a real estate transaction — and the most important. If the closing attorney fails in that role, the transaction might not occur, even if both parties — buyer and seller alike — sign every document. Things can go horribly wrong there, and have in the Nashville market over the years.
Here is a scary Halloween tale: Many real estate transactions do not close on the actual date specified by the legally binding contract. This is not a recent phenomenon and has occurred since the time buyers required funding by third parties to purchase homes.