As a home seller, one question you may have is “how long after closing do I actually receive the sale proceeds?”
How Long After Closing Do You Get Your Money?
In a real estate transaction, for sellers, funds are available immediately on the closing day.
At the closing appointment, the buyer will provide certified funds and sign paperwork to finalize the purchase. The title company cannot disburse the seller’s proceeds until they have the buyer’s funds in hand and the deed is recorded.
But here is the good news for sellers – you don’t have to wait days or weeks post-closing to get your funds. The proceeds are available either on-site or within the same business day of closing.
Immediate Access to Funds at Closing
Sellers can receive net proceeds immediately via
- Title Company check provided on-site at closing
- Wire transfer initiated during the closing appointment
There is no waiting period.
Upon signing closing documents and transferring deed, sellers can collect sale funds same-day rather than waiting days or weeks.
Reasons for Immediate Disbursement
Several factors allow for immediate seller funding availability:
- Buyer funds secured at closing
- Deed transfer completes transaction
- No title contingencies on seller side
- Expedited recording process
By the end of the 1-2 hour closing appointment, the buyer will receive the keys and take possession of the house.
Typical order of events is:
1. For the Buyer:
- Down payment and documents are provided
- Once the sale is recorded and docs signed, keys are received
2. For the Seller:
- Deed is signed over and sale is recorded
- Closing documents are signed
- Net sale proceeds are provided same-day at closing
In summary, sellers can take comfort knowing sales proceeds are available either on-site or within the same business day as closing.
Learn more here: ‘How long does it take to close on a house in Chicago?’
Let me know if you have any other questions!