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How Many Witnesses Are Required To Verify A Signature?

By Kelle Clarke on June 24, 2014 - How many witnesses are required to verify a signer's signature?

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Tennessee Establishes 'Open-Ended' Fee Structure For Notaries

By David Thun on June 24, 2014 - Tennessee has established an “open-ended” fee schedule for the state’s Notaries — leaving it to their discretion to establish a reasonable fee — under a new law taking effect October 1.

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How One Notary Built A Second Business Out Of Her Day Job

By David Thun on June 18, 2014 - When Monica Haverkamp took a job as an executive assistant at American Airlines, she never expected that her Notary commission would earn her extra income. But thanks to some word of mouth and a few well-placed and cleverly designed flyers, her Notary business has grown exponentially.

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Three Steps To Creating A Notary's Social Media Calendar

By Caitlin Dodds on June 18, 2014 - Setting up profiles on social media sites is not enough to help your Notary business. In order to see results, you have to post regular content. Just like any relationship, it requires effort to keep it alive.

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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.

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What Steps Do I Take To Notarize A Translated Document?

By Kelle Clarke on June 18, 2014 - How do I notarize a foreign document that has been translated into English by a translator?

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Family Business: A Look At Notaries Who Work With Their Dads

By David Thun on June 13, 2014 - In honor of Father's Day this month, we're sharing the story of two Notary dads who have created winning business teams with their children. More

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Fannie Mae Work Group Advocates Important Advancements To eMortgage Process

By Kelle Clarke on June 11, 2014 - A completely electronic mortgage origination process could save the lending industry $1,100 per loan and shave a month off the time it takes to close, according to a special industry work group set up by secondary mortgage giant Fannie Mae.

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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.

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Looking At Liability From The Lender's Perspective

By NNA Staff on June 11, 2014 - Lender liability has been a hot topic in the title insurance and settlement services industries for more than two years now ever since the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) came out with a bulletin reminding lenders of their liability for the actions of their third-party providers. The Legal Description magazine takes a look at some of the changes in this article.

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