11. Signing Escrow Papers


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A: I am here to sign my escrow papers.

B: I will tell you ahead of time, that there is a lot to sign here, but I will help you every step of the way.

A: Should I have brought anything with me?

B: Basically, what I need from you now is your driver's license or some ID that shows your residency status.

A: Where do I start?

B: We will be going through these papers one by one. I will be explaining them all to you, and you can ask questions as we go.

A: Can I make a phone call to a friend if I have a question?

B: We do not want you to sign any documents that you do not understand. You may get assistance with any questions that you have.

A: Will the house be mine when we finish these documents?

B: This is the last thing you need to do, but it may take a while for the papers to be processed.


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A: Your assistant said that it was time to come in and sign my escrow papers.

B: Don't be intimidated. There is a lot to sign, but I will explain everything to you very clearly.

A: Do you need anything from me?

B: All the papers have been drawn up, but I will need to see your picture ID so we can notarize these papers.

A: There are a lot of papers!

B: We are going to go through these bit by bit. You will have plenty of time to read the fine print.

A: My dad is going to be here in a minute to help me go through this with you.

B: We want you to get any outside help that you need. Do not ever sign documents that you don't understand.

A: Can I start moving in after I finish signing these documents?

B: When these papers get processed, the house will be yours!


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A: I am very nervous about signing my escrow papers.

B: Escrow involves a lot of paperwork, but I will explain all of the steps to you as we go along.

A: What should I have brought with me?

B: The only thing I will need to see is your driver's license, as I will be notarizing these papers.

A: I feel a little overwhelmed by so many papers.

B: Don't worry about how many papers there are. We are going to look at them one at a time.

A: My boyfriend is an attorney and told me that I could fax him anything if I had a question.

B: Please get any outside help that you need in understanding your escrow documents.

A: Is this the last thing that I will need to do before the house becomes mine?

B: At the close of escrow, the house will be yours!

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