As a loan officer I can tell you it is a vicious circle sometimes. It so so depends on the company and their work load. The processor has things that must be completed in addition to any paperworkyou have given to your loan officer. I am hopeful that you do know that after the 'clear to close' there is other work such as the doc dept that must coordinate all of the closing papers etc... As a broker my process happens pretty expeditiously BUT I once worked for a bank (I'll let them remain nameless) that absolutely took weeks ...
Talk to your loan officer for sure and have the loan officer tell you about their particular process.
I wish you the very best!
You should ask your loan officer the procedure for your type of loan and situation,l they can easily answer you with an exact time table.
Good luck with your closing,