In Indiana, 876 IAC 8-2-4 requires broker attendance at closing. However, there is an exception that if your client does not attend, then the broker does not have to attend. Remote closings for your client, or requests not to appear in person, may lend itself to falling within this exception.

If you are not able to attend closing, communicate with your client, advise of the circumstances, and let them know that you will be available virtually, by phone or some other acceptable means of communication. Document this disclosure with your client.

Acting in good faith pursuant to emergency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local, state, and national guidelines in these unusual circumstances should protect our members from any violation of this law. If the Indiana Real Estate Commission (IREC) provides some guidance in the future, we will keep you updated