Why you should never, ever let buyers take possession before closing

  • Buyers should never be allowed to take possession of the home before closing because there are too many potential legal, insurance and repair issues.

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Your buyers are about to close on a vacant house and must be out of their current property no later than the end of the month. There’s a delay that will push closing back to the third of the next month. What harm could come of letting the buyers take possession a few days early?