Can the Grantor of a Quitclaim Deed “Take It Back”?

Once a deed is signed by the Grantor (the seller), provided to the Grantee (the buyer), and then recorded with the appropriate governmental office, the property deed cannot be taken back.

In nearly all cases, the title to the property vests to the Grantee immediately upon filing.

It is for this reason that “closing agents” are often used during a transfer of real property: to ensure that the fully signed deed is properly completed, ready and available for filing on behalf of the Grantee once the full purchase price of the property is provided to that closing agent by the purchaser.