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Real Estate Transactions during Covid-19 Pandemic

We are receiving many calls from residents of Suffolk County who either have contracts to sell their homes or have buyers ready to go to contract. The first thing to understand is that all legal documents can now be signed electronically by computer. You don’t have to physically met with your lawyer. Equally important, you can have your signature notarized by your lawyer or any Notary Public as long as they confirm that the signature is yours. This is true for contracts of sale, deeds or other legal documents necessary to complete the sale. It is also true for wills, trusts and most court documents. As a result of this temporary rule permitted by Governor . Cuomo, there is no reason to take your home off the market or attempt to get out of your contract of sale for fear that you have to meet in person to sign a contract or for the closing or your home.