The short answer is, yes. This must be agreed to by the parties involved, and the purchase agreement may include the words "or sooner." Sometimes escrows close later than contracted, too, usually having to do with buyer financing delays.
James Melton, Realtor & Mortgage Broker, CA DRE Broker #01222353, NMLS #300133
President, Victory Mortgage & Real Estate Home Loans & Sales Since 1979, NMLS #366399
2901 W. PCH, Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA 92663
cell(714)318-4664, phone(949)939-9676 or (714)374-0022, fax(714)844-9094