No, a seller does not have to be present at closing. Every state allows power of attorney to handle a home closing.
You do, however, need to prepare some things to make sure closing goes smoothly. To close successfully — whether you’ll be there in-person or not — you need the following items:
Again, you don’t need to be present at the closing so it may be suitable to make a copy of your ID and provide your attorney or escrow agent with everything they need to close the sale.
Buyers and sellers don’t have to be in the same room for closing or even sign the paperwork on the same day. There can be two separate closings on two separate dates, in two separate places. If you’re a seller who has already moved out of state, you can have your paperwork notarized and mailed back, or sign the paperwork through an approved online portal (in states that allow it).
article courtesy of Orchard.com
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