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How To Reinvent Yourself As A Notary

As a Notary Signing Agent in 2008, I derived about 95 percent of my business income from mortgage transactions. When the real estate industry crashed, banks stopped lending, and credit tightened, so consumers weren’t getting loans. That means about 95 percent of my work dried up, too. At that time, I knew the market would…

NSA Tip: Signature Witnesses … Why and When

As a Notary Signing Agent, regardless of where you hold your commission, you could be presented with a deed, mortgage or deed of trust for notarization that requires a witness (or witnesses). But in your state, signature witnesses may not be required. Who makes the rules? First, let’s be very clear that a signature witness…

Pop Quiz! 5 Insightful Questions to Ask the Neighbors Before You Buy That Home

It’s all coming together: You’ve got your eye on a home, and you’ve called your agent at all hours to tour the place repeatedly and make sure it’s absolutely perfect. You’re ready to lock this down and make an offer. But wait! Have you really gathered all the intel you possibly can? It’s tough, we know, to get an…

What you need to know about acknowledgements

Acknowledgments are one of the most common notarial acts requesting by signers. As a notary public you have probably done many acknowledgments, but how well do you know the ins and outs of one? Take a look at the four things you need to know to perform these notarizations properly. Requesting The first thing a…