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How to Keep Scammers Away

Security measures are improving in the mortgage industry, but that is not stopping lurkers from trying to find an alternative route to access real estate information. Reports have shown that with the improvement of security in mortgage cases, lurkers have spread their desperate measure to email scams. Unfortunately, for Notary Signing Agents, this has put…

Real Estate Counteroffers: Is There a Limit to How Long This Can Go On?

Is there a limit on the number of real estate counteroffers home buyers and sellers can make? You might be wondering this if you’re in the throes of negotiating a real estate deal. You offer X, the seller counteroffers with Y, you volley back and hope it’s over; yet on and on it goes, like a…

5 Things To Remember When Preparing For Your First Notarization

You’ve finished your training and testing, you’ve received your commission, and now you’ve scheduled your first notarization. You’re ready! Or … are you? If you are nervous about getting your first notarization right, you’re not alone. Aside from making sure you perform the notarization properly, you also want to make sure you’re prepared for any issue.…

Notary Tip: When The Signer Doesn’t Match Their ID

Shocking pink hair, multiple piercings, and a neck tattoo. The person seated across from you looks nothing like the middle aged, silver haired woman on her ID. Midlife crisis? Or is it fraud? Or, what about an individual who has just undergone significant weight loss surgery, grown a full beard that obscures his face, or…