Closing Agent

The person charged with and responsible for enacting and completing the terms of the contract, who works in theescrow office.  The Closing Agent ensures that the buyer’s funds are received, the deed is recorded (transferring legal ownership to the buyer), a title insurance policy is issued, and all costs and taxes are paid, before then releasing the remaining funds to the seller.

Here in WA, this person's formal title is Limited Practice Officer (or LPO). They have a license to engage in the limited practice of law, specifically to draft the documents necessary to close the transaction.