The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is protecting the consumer's best interests.
Know your partners: Are they ready? Do they have the ability and technology to get your transaction done?
Use of local companies can be beneficial. You can do face-to-face meetings with your service providers, if needed to address the new tightened time frames.
Many lenders will be conservative on turnaround times at implementation, since they must prove to the regulators that the mandated wait times have been satisfied. Many lenders (especially larger banks and national mortgage companies) will likely not allow closings less than 7 days from issue of the final Closing Disclosure.