Unfortunately, no. While it would be wonderful if we could just push a button and that would be that, someone must be physically present at closing to put pen to paper.
Why? Well, deeds have to be notarized to be recorded at the County courthouse, and Georgia’s attestation law requires that all deeds – and any other document requiring a notary – must be signed in a notary’s actual presence. Digital signatures, DocuSign, and the like don’t cut it. While they may be just fine other times, when it comes to closing, they unfortunately just don’t work.
For more information, see What’s the deal with mail-away closings?
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