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Personal Appearance Vs. Webcam Notarization

By Kelle Clarke on September 24, 2014 - I have been asked to notarize documents for a wheelchair-bound client. She requested to perform the notarization online using Skype and a fax machine, using Internet video technology to identify her as the signer. Are these procedures acceptable?

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Five Tips For Dealing With Difficult Signers

By Kelle Clarke on September 18, 2014 - Here are a few helpful tips from experts and experienced Notaries to help you defuse signers who are emotional, angry or downright difficult.

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Sluggish Mortgage, Housing Recovery Keeps Notary Signing Agents Waiting

By Michael Lewis on September 18, 2014 - The mortgage and housing markets will continue to struggle for the rest of the year before improving slightly in 2015.

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When A Customer Takes Your Seal

By David Thun on September 18, 2014 - A customer came into my office and asked to have her signature notarized on some documents. She left — and then I noticed my stamp was missing! What should I do?

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Why Small Talk Is Good Notary Business

By Cindy Medrano on September 18, 2014 - Learn how small talk can generate more business for Notaries. Receive customer service advice from other Notaries.

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Three Questions For Notaries To Ask When Dealing With Foreign-Language Issues

By Dave Thun on September 11, 2014 - Notarizing a document written in a foreign language can be challenging. Find out what questions you should be asking before agreeing to the notarization.

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How One Notary Uses SEO Strategies To Grow Her Business

By Kelle Clarke on September 10, 2014 - A few basic SEO strategies can boost your web presence and attract more clients to your Notary business. Learn how!

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May I Notarize A Child Custody Transfer Document For A Parent?

By David Thun on September 10, 2014 - Can you notarize a document transferring child custody? Learn more in the National Notary Association’s Hotline Tip of the week!

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NotaryGadget CEO: ‘Test Drive’ Our Notary Software And Tell Us What You Think

By Kelle Clarke on September 10, 2014 - NotaryGadget creator Steve Bjorkman is offering a free trial of the software asking Notaries to rate the product and explain what you liked, what you didn’t, and what changes or improvements you would make.

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Can I Notarize Signatures On Adoption Documents?

By David Thun on September 04, 2014 - I am a new Notary and work in a hospital. I work closely with our newborn nursery staff, and we often have adoption papers that must be notarized. Am I allowed to notarize these?

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