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Sending A Completed, Loose Certificate Not Allowed

By Kelle Clarke on October 01, 2014 - I notarized a deed that had an area at the bottom of the page for the seal. The expiration date on the seal image had become illegible. The escrow company asked me to send a loose certificate with my stamp. What is the best practice in this situation?

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Three Strategies To Take Your Notary Business To The Next Level

By Kelle Clarke on October 01, 2014 - There comes a time for all small business owners to evaluate where they are as a business and determine if it’s time to take it to the β€œnext level.” Here are some strategies that Notaries have successfully used:

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Four FAQs From Notaries About Powers Of Attorney

By David Thun on September 25, 2014 - Here are answers to four of the most common questions Notaries ask when notarizing signatures involving powers of attorney.

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How To Use SigningAgent.com To Get A Leg Up On The Competition

By Kelle Clarke on September 25, 2014 - With the mortgage and real estate markets working through a downturn, competition for Notary signing agent assignments has become fierce. But amid all the changes, a growing number of nationwide signing services and title companies are using SigningAgent.com to find qualified NSAs.

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The Notary Challenge: Matching Faces To ID Harder Than You Think

By Michael Lewis on September 25, 2014 - Properly identifying signers is one of the most important tasks Notaries carry out, but that task may be harder than you think.

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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 β€” 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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