The Complete Guide to Real Estate Closings

Sandy Gadow is the author of “The Complete Guide to Your Real Estate Closing,” an essential tool in understanding the entire escrow and closing process. This highly regarded guidebook leads readers step-by-step through the transaction process from opening escrow, to obtaining financing, to holding title to closing the deal.  You will learn what to expect on closing day, how to protect your rights, and what title insurance is and why it’s important, the role of a settlement agent, and other helpful information to clear up your confusion, and save you money in the process. Use it as your one-stop resource for understanding each detail, answering each question, and preventing minor disputes from becoming major roadblocks.

In short, “The Complete Guide to Your Real Estate Closing” fills a niche no other book fills, giving you a better understanding of how real estate transactions work and of what your closing officer or agent should be doing for you.

“The Complete Guide to Your Real Estate Closing” is the latest, updated version of All About Escrow and Real Estate Closings which went through six printings and has more than 350,000 copies in circulation. This book has a proven track record for saving time and money for real estate purchasers. See what the reviewers have to say about The Complete Guide to Your Real Estate Closing.

“The Complete Guide to Your Real Estate Closing” covers an amazing amount of ground. For a detailed look at what’s inside, see Table of Contents. Some of the highlights are listed below.

Just what is “closing” or “escrow.” What is “title insurance,” “a preliminary title report,” a “title commitment” and a “survey.” Your questions will be answered in easy-to understand, simple language. Information which can help save you thousands of dollars. A closing checklist walks you through the closing process ahead of time. You’ll be confident and fully prepared.

Loan Tips
Determine which loan is best for you. Learn how to clean up your credit rating and how to avoid paying costly points and loan fees. Learn which fees are negotiable and which fees must be paid.

Holding Title
Learn how to best hold title under different circumstances. The manner in which you hold title can have significant tax consequences.

Statements & Forms
An in depth look at all closing statements and forms, and how they work. All the fine print explained explicitly. You’ll be in control of your closing!

Sample Worksheets
Sample worksheets included. Sample Forms such as Power of Attorney and Quitclaim Deed are included.

Instructional Purposes
This book can be used as an instructional manual for title companies and real estate schools. Email us for details and course outlines.


“The Nuts and Bolts of Escrow”, is a continuing education escrow course written by Sandy Gadow and offered for Realtors and real estate associates in conjunction with Pro U. Net. Click here to buy.

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