Zillow Advice: Buying Process - Do I have to go to the close of escrow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-I-have-to-go-to-the-close-of-escrow/367694/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Time is of the essence... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-I-have-to-go-to-the-close-of-escrow/367694/ Time is of the essence...<br/><br/> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-I-have-to-go-to-the-close-of-escrow/367694/ 2012-10-24T18:05:00Z Time is of the essence is ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-I-have-to-go-to-the-close-of-escrow/367694/ Time is of the essence is clearly spelled out in the CAR purchase agreement as well. I am not sure if you are being represented by an agent or not but they should be handling these questions. You need to get an extension if you want to move forward. You also can have your Realtor sed a "Demand to Close" form. If they don't follow the actual close date per the contract you may have a right to cancel.<br/>As for being there at close of escrow its not like back east here in California where you physically sit down at a table and close. You do not have to physically be any where.&nbsp;<br/>I once had a client that closed escrow and never even saw the house or went to escrow.<br/>Good luck. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-I-have-to-go-to-the-close-of-escrow/367694/ 2012-10-24T17:57:00Z James, I assume, since you ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-I-have-to-go-to-the-close-of-escrow/367694/ James, I assume, since you are posting your question on Zillow, that you are not getting satisfactory answers from your Realtor, who is the person obligated to represent you &amp; avoid such problems. He or she has a fiduciary duty to you. Has your Realtor submitted to Seller an Extension of Time Addendum? Sounds like this should have been done no later than Day 15. I believe your Realtor should now issue a Notice to Seller to Perform which will give Seller 48 hours to close. If your Realtor isn't doing his or her job for you, you might consider speaking with his/her Broker about the situation. If you still want to complete the purchase, get proactive &amp; make it happen! Good luck! Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-I-have-to-go-to-the-close-of-escrow/367694/ 2012-10-24T15:10:00Z Not familiar with CA rules, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-I-have-to-go-to-the-close-of-escrow/367694/ Not familiar with CA rules, but start with your contract, all the terms should be spelled out in it in case it doesn't close on time.&nbsp; Delays happen but not usually for cash purchases.&nbsp; What is the seller's excuse for not closing yet?&nbsp; Have you contacted the escrow company to find out what the delay is?&nbsp; title issues?&nbsp; if so, depending on what they are, it could take a while to close.<br/><br/>Communicate&nbsp; directly with the parties involved.&nbsp; Are you repreented by a Realtor?&nbsp; if so, they should be all over it and keeping you abreast of the status.<br/><br/>Naima Sat, 25 Sep 2010 04:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-I-have-to-go-to-the-close-of-escrow/367694/ 2010-09-25T04:43:00Z You should seek legal advice.Escrow ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-I-have-to-go-to-the-close-of-escrow/367694/ You should seek legal advice.<br/>Escrow is a neutral third party that follows the precise written direction of both parties, the buyer and seller.&nbsp; Directions must be in writing and agreed to by both parties.&nbsp; If the selling party is in default of the contract terms you should seek legal counsel.&nbsp; Sat, 25 Sep 2010 04:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-I-have-to-go-to-the-close-of-escrow/367694/ 2010-09-25T04:20:00Z