In general, all buyer s who are going to be on the loan should plan to be at closing. It’ s possible to close if you can’t be present, but you’ll need to give someone power of attorney.
In some states, the buyer and seller will both be at closing, whereas in other states each part y attends a separate closing. In other words, you might see the seller at closing, but it’s not a guarantee.
You can expect a closing agent to facilitate the closing. They’re a neutral third party who will help both buyer and seller along the way. And of course, your real estate agent can attend, although this is not required.