Your Cookies are Disabled! You must have cookies enabled to access secure areas of our website. Learn more.

Notary Bulletin

RSS

Connect To Signing Companies With 'Old School' Networking

By David Thun on August 14, 2014 - The Notary Bulletin spoke with experienced signing agents on Facebook and LinkedIn to find out how they use “old school” techniques to build their client base.

Read full article

Four Mistakes That Will Damage A Notary Signing Agent’s Reputation

By David Thun on July 30, 2014 - Professional conduct is essential for building your reputation as a Notary signing agent. So if you want to keep your prime spot on signing service and title company Notary lists, be sure to avoid the following missteps that can kill your reputation.

Read full article

Certified Signing Specialist Code of Conduct: Guiding Principle 5

By Bill Anderson on July 09, 2014 - Guiding Principle 5 of the Certified Signing Specialist Code of Conduct reads: “The Certified Signing Specialist will not perform an illegal, deceptive or harmful act in connection with a signing assignment and will report any suspicious activity to the closing agent handling the transaction.”

Read full article

Vague Borrower Surveys Can Cause Reputation Issues For Notary Signing Agents

By David Thun on June 18, 2014 - It’s standard procedure for lenders to survey borrowers about their closing experience. But when those surveys are unclear about the roles Notaries or other loan professionals play in the closing process, it can have an unfair, detrimental effect on a signing agent’s ability to get assignments.

Read full article

Former 'American Gladiator' Now Uses Her Winning Spirit As A Signing Agent

By David Thun on June 11, 2014 - Few Notaries have had a career path like Kimberly Rogers of Mims, Florida. Starting as an Army veteran, and growing as a bodybuilder, a nutritionist and one of the stars of the TV series “American Gladiators,” she has taken her punches and experienced many ups and downs. Today, like many other signing agents, her business has slowed due to the decline in refinancings, but she stays competitive with the determination and drive of a champion athlete.

Read full article

Q&A: eClosing Issues From A Notary's Point Of View

By David Thun on May 28, 2014 - The issue of electronic loan closings and how they will affect the way loan documents are notarized has raised questions among Notary signing agents. NNA 2013 Notary of the Year Kathy Fletcher of Glendale, Arizona, was one of a small number of Notaries certified in 2012 to perform eClosings in her state. The Notary Bulletin talked with her about her experience with eClosings and the issues she encountered.

Read full article

One Million Notaries: Why They Matter To The Mortgage Finance Industry

By Bill Anderson on May 14, 2014 - In our continued efforts to share Notary knowledge with the mortgage finance industry, National Mortgage Professional magazine recognized the importance of educating their readers about the role you play in the closing process.

Read full article

Certified Signing Specialist Code Of Conduct: Guiding Principle 4

By Bill Anderson on May 07, 2014 - Guiding Principle 4 of the Certified Signing Specialist Code of Conduct reads: “The Certified Signing Specialist will not provide legal, personal, financial or other advice or services to the signer in connection with a signing assignment nor explain the terms of any closing document presented to the signer.”

Read full article

Signing Services, Title Companies Recruiting Notary Signing Agents At NNA 2014

By David Thun on April 29, 2014 - If you’ve been looking for a way to expand your Notary signing agent business, NNA 2014 is a one-stop networking opportunity. More than a dozen signing services and title companies will be on hand to meet and recruit Notaries for loan document assignments June 1-4 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Read full article

How Long Does It Take To Make Money As A New Notary Signing Agent?

By Clay Mason on April 16, 2014 - Many new Notary signing agents want to know how long it will take to establish themselves and start turning a profit. Clay Mason of Superior Notary Services offers some general advice in this guest column.

Read full article