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Where Do You Start Looking for Notary Signing Agent Work?

You’re just starting out as a Notary Signing Agent, and the biggest question is: “Where do I find work?”

Here is an easy 3-step process to start getting loan signing appointments:

Step 1: Start by signing up with the major Signing Agent databases that signing services use to offer assignments Notary Signing Agents. These include:

  • SigningAgent.com
  • SnapDocs.com
  • NotaryRotary.com
  • NotaryCafe.com
  • SigningOrder.com

Step 2: Next, sign up directly with as many signing service companies as you can. While there are only a handful of major Signing Agent databases, there are literally hundreds of signing service companies across the country. Finding them is as easy. Just do an internet search for “signing services in [your state].” Or you could utilize a list such as one found in Loan Signing System’s course or what’s found at 123Notary.

Step 3: Once you have signed up with each signing service, locate a phone number for each signing service and call them directly to introduce yourself. Remember to let them know you are here to help solve their major issues instead of just talking about you and your qualifications.

It’s that easy.

How signing services work

Remember, Signing Agents are hired by location and availability. Signing services not only use the major databases listed above to find signing agents, they also use their own database. This is why it’s so important for you to sign up with as many of them as possible.

The Notaries that are closest to the borrower's location first get notified that a signing job is available. If no one accepts the signing they will move farther away from the location until a Notary accepts the assignment.

A new Signing Agent can get opportunities for appointments early in their career because there will be occasions where no other Signing Agent will be available.

But there is something you, as a newer Signing Agent, need to embrace if you want to find work early on: In the beginning, a newer Signing Agent will be offered the lowest paying jobs and appointments with long travel times. Sometimes the ‘veteran’ Signing Agents turn down an appointment because it is too far from their location or the signing fee being offered is too low.

What veteran Signing Agents turn down is an opportunity for you. This is the BIGGEST reason you will get signing opportunities as a brand new Signing Agent.

Now, I know what you're thinking … If a veteran Signing Agent won't take an appointment, why should you?

Experience vs. Profits

To become a good Signing Agent, you need to think like a business owner and you need to have the right mindset. When starting out, gaining experience should be prioritized over  profits. You can't command more until you actually have loan signing experience under your belt!

In all honesty, as an owner of a signing service, I can say from experience that newer Signing Agents don't deserve a higher fee until they can prove that they don't make mistakes and are reliable.

So my recommendation to you is to take every loan signing assignment you can in the beginning, and don't worry about distance or fee until you become a proficient Signing Agent. ONLY then should you start worrying about how much money you make per signing and how far you go for signings.

Through experience and good reviews for your signings, the fees will get higher and the signing appointments will get closer to your location. Get the experience and the money will follow ... and before you know it, you will be working directly with mortgage professionals and keeping the entire signing fee.

Mark Wills of Loan Signing System is a Notary educator, a mentor to more than 4,000 Notary Signing Agents and a Forbes Real Estate Council Member. For more information on how to market your loan Signing Agent business, please go to loansigningsystem.com.


 

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VERNITA young

11 Jan 2021

Yes Thanks

Ardel Richter

11 Jan 2021

I disagree. Working for no profit to gain experience only benefits hiring party by getting work done at bargain bin fees. You will have a hard time increasing your fee later with that company as you've already agreed to a low fee for that area. By taking anything from everybody, regardless of profit, you will establish yourself as being a pushover.

Robin Schmidt

11 Jan 2021

This is an awesome article and gives great resources for increasing your business as a loan signing agent! Love Mark and LSS and is great to see Mark as a guest author for NNA!

Christiina Buchert

11 Jan 2021

Great article with helpful information for those starting their Loan Signing Agent journey! The NNA & Mark Wills of LSS have been invaluable in my education to becoming a successful signing agent. If you work hard, and don't make errors the money will come. I think anyone who thinks they deserve top dollar right off the bat is not being fair to the learning curve and how the system works. Work hard, don't make errors and market yourslef and the money will come. Also what job can you get that pays you $75 an hour without thousands of dollars worth of education beforehand? Mark Wills is incredible and I wouldn't be where I am today without the help and education provided by NNA & LSS. Thank you!!!!

Danylle Nealy

11 Jan 2021

This is very helpful information, great for me as a newbie! I love all the knowledge and training I've gotten from Mark!

Natalie

11 Jan 2021

I love the Loan Signing Family. Getting started can feel difficult, but Mark and the community offer so much support. I’m following what he says and I know it will work out.

Beatriz Ortiz

11 Jan 2021

This was helpful for a newer signing agent! Thank you so much for writing this post, going to add these signing services to my list to apply to

Jami Lynn

11 Jan 2021

Solid, easily-executable advice - having a definite plan when starting out makes a huge difference in how quickly you learn and progress. Having Mark's years of experience, industry knowledge and unfailing support is a major reason his LSS course has been such a cornerstone in my signing agent career.

Lisa Beyer

11 Jan 2021

Thank you Mark Wills and NNA for this valuable information. I appreciate the opportunity to learn from you both.

Lenka Krambs

11 Jan 2021

LSS is an absolutely amazing and well designed program which helped me ( and thousands others like minded LSA) in my loan signing career. Mark is passionate, well educated mentor to all of his members.

Roxana Payano

11 Jan 2021

Great read! Thanks for sharing.

Andrea

11 Jan 2021

As a current student of the Loan Signing System, I know that once I get started I will have to work my way to gain the experience necessary to make higher fees

Sheryl Grady Dewing

11 Jan 2021

I totally agree with this article. Great information! You have to establish yourself at first to prove you deserve a higher fee.

Brad Martin

11 Jan 2021

Absolutely! Chase the experience, not the $$$. Once you've proven yourself SS gladly pick you and call you first since you become their preferred notary in the area. At that point they are happy to pay your higher fee vs a lower fee to a random notary they don't know/trust yet. Fire as always from the owner of the Loan Signing System!

Bryan Tenney

11 Jan 2021

GREAT article! I'm a LSS student (amazing course!!) and I know, because of the course, the more I know, the more I earn!

LaToya Small

11 Jan 2021

I Love this article! As an aspiring LSA I understand exactly what you mean. I am looking forward to getting my experience to ensure that I am proficient in my job. With most jobs/assignments additional pay comes with experience. I look forward to finishing my training with the LSS and NNA to start expanding my business!

Melissa Abbott

11 Jan 2021

First and foremost, I respectfully disagree with the comment from Ardel Ricter.....as a new signing agent you really only have your traing and that is it. If you were fortunate enough to take one of the LSS courses then besides Notary Essential training from NNA or your state training than your even in a better place. BUT...you still beed experience, you still need to show you know what you are doing, you have what it takes and because you are human are willing to correct the rare mistake that may come up. Starting off taking the lower fees gets you the signings, gains you the experience and gives others the confidence that you know what your doing and should be their preferred notary. You can and I have negotiated higher fees stating anything from my spotless record with them and how far they are wanting me to go to just how spotless my record is with them, how many signings I have done etc. I highly recommend all the training you can get, LSS has be invaluable to me and many others!

Tiffany Ford

11 Jan 2021

Mark Wills training is top notch training. I’m still waiting on my commission, but can’t wait to implement what he has taught me. We all can work as a team to strengthen our industry. Thank you Mark Wills for your continued efforts to help others succeed. It takes us all!

Angie Augustin

11 Jan 2021

I'm so grateful for this industry and the LSS family. Thank you so much Mark Wills for opening my eyes.

Lydia Louis

11 Jan 2021

Wow, I found this article extremely helpful, especially for a newbie like myself. Thanks Mark !!!

Shakeeta Morgan

11 Jan 2021

This article is very insightful and Mark and his LSS has given the tools needed to make it in this industry.

Brittany C

11 Jan 2021

I’ve only just begun working as an LSA a couple weeks ago, so I’ve worked only with SS as of yet to gain experience and build confidence. I plan on marketing to go direct soon to increase my margin and build relationships, as is outlined in the Loan Signing System program. LSS has been INVALUABLE to me in terms of learning and growing, and I love the community and support that comes with the program as well. I wouldn’t have been able to confidently embark on this journey without it!

Heather Murray

11 Jan 2021

I am in the process of of going through the LSS course right now. I will be signing up for as many Signing Services I can, in addition to approaching certain establishments for direct work. I do believe, just like any other profession, there are steps you must take to become successful and be able to negotiate for better compensation. You need to prove your worth. You are not just entitled to the higher rate, you need to earn it!

Esther Taufa

11 Jan 2021

I am an LSS student & loved the fact of how detailed Marks course was. I definitely trust how he looks out for his students and willing to help in anyway he can. Our FB group is very active and always engaging with one another. I highly recommend his course!!

Morgan Rawson

11 Jan 2021

Thank you for these helpful tips! As a new signing agent, I’m ready to take any signings I’m offered as I need to get some experience under my belt. Your explanation on how assignments are sent makes total sense.

Suree

11 Jan 2021

I think education and experience are ALWAYS top priority. I agree with Mark. As a business owner of a pool company, we charged discount rates even though we were better than most companies out there. We had no problem upgrading our prices because we always gave our "actual" price then gave them a discount. Once they experienced our service, paying our fees was never an issue. We've had most of our customers for more than 20 years. As I move into this new field, I know what has already worked, as does Mark. We've done it. If I choose to expand to a signing service, I will always instruct my signers to go after the experience. Like Mark said, "the money will follow". Thanks, Mark for your teachings through LSS!

Tiffany Davis

11 Jan 2021

I appreciate LSS for introducing me to more of what the NNA has to offer. Ive never been opposed to taking the "problem" assignments. So I understand the process of building relationships; LSS conveys that well.

Julie Summerfield

11 Jan 2021

I agree there is some paying dues involved. Think of it like a paid apprentice position for the first bunch of signings. Once you gain experience and confidence and get established with computer algorithms and get some ratings by signing services/snapdocs then you can be more selective and negotiate fees for the healthiest bottom line.

Monica Cogger

11 Jan 2021

This article is spot on and helpful to anyone starting out or to anyone who feels they need to kickstart their efforts as a signing agent. I loved seeing this particular article specifically because I took Mark Wills’s Loan Signing System course and know that what he teaches is exactly what is needed in this industry and the information he teaches will give everyone an excellent opportunity in this field. He gave me all the steps I needed to start off my new career as a NSA. In addition to learning documents and procedures, I learned how to market myself and took this exact advice of his that he shares in the article...of filling up my schedule early with signing services to gain as much experience as I possibly could from the start. I did just that. My first full month was this December and I had my first $2k WEEK last week (the first week of January!). MOST IMPORTANT to note was NOT the money I could make as a NSA, but that because of the information in the course and the information and support Mark continually provides, I was super confident in my new skills and knew that Mark’s Loan Signing System taught me to apply what I learned in a way that worked best for me. Getting the experience of as many signings as possible to start has helped me grow further and grew my confidence in the process and in learning the documents. Mark stresses building relationships and going above and beyond for your clients and I think adopting this simple but important mindset as a notary will only enhance and make our industry even more valuable. Take his advice here (and take his LSS course too! I recommend it to everyone all the time!).

Amanda Johnson

11 Jan 2021

I agree, getting experience is so important in the beginning. It makes total sense that more experienced agents get a higher fee. We can't start out feeling entitled to what more experienced agents earn, they already put in the hard miles. It is liking getting a starting salary in any other job. You have to prove your worth to get the raise.

Kim Williams

11 Jan 2021

Thank you for the information to help those of us getting started in the business!! Experience and relationships have been key in growing a business. I am thankful for the NNA, articles like this and the Loan Signing System that have all helped me with getting started and continuing to reach my goals!

KRISTINA GORE

11 Jan 2021

I absolutely love this article because it helps to put things into perspective especially when you are just starting out. The NNA always provides great resources and I have completed the Loan Signing System and EVERYTHING in this article is tried and true! Thank you NNA and Mark for the wealth of information you provide!

Angela Sadler

11 Jan 2021

This is an amazingly helpful article. I’ve signed up for all the signing databases and my business is booming. Thanks to Mark Will and his loan signing system I would’ve never know about any of these! Thank you!

Brittania Cole

11 Jan 2021

Being a Loan Signing Agent was my primary goal and if Mark hadn't mentioned in his training the steps their the NNA to become educated in general notary work, I don't know where I'd be. I'm grateful for the discount his course offered for notary essentials. I enjoyed the interactive quizzes and scenarios. Great article Mark. LET'S GO!

Shauntel Harris

11 Jan 2021

Starting out, I accepted the low ball offers just to gain experience, and having done close to 100 signings thus far, I have been able to negotiate higher fees.

Michelle Hopson

11 Jan 2021

I would agree, when I was brand new.....what business did I have upping my fees to a Vet fee. After taking the LSS course, I learned a lot. I was more confident because the material taught was good enough for me to execute the documents successfully. Once I felt I was ready to move to the next phase, I upped my fees because I felt like I deserved it...after several training courses, appointments and feedback from the signing services. The people I’ve done signings for grew to trust me after successful completions and if I missed something, fix it asap....the order presented as far as gaining business works effectively because I’ve only signed up with about 6 companies and my phone goes off constantly.....but I started with one company and worked my way up to applying for more. That’s like if you were working a 9-5, you started off with $20hr.......so that means....once you master your position means you don’t deserve a raise???...not realistic......the only difference is, you give yourself a raise when you have your own business. That’s not being a pushover it’s just business and that you can complete the documents in a timely professional manner which equals successful!

Marcus Phillips

11 Jan 2021

Great info. I'm in the process of marketing for my first signing now. I understand that you have to prove yourself before you can demand the kind of money you want. Sometimes we have to be honest with ourselves and say, if you had a choice to pick between a well established professional and new professional which would you choose? I'm all down for taking a little less to gain experience, it's a marathon not a sprint. Shout out to Mark and the LSS family this journey has been awesome! Let's Goooo!

Keisha

11 Jan 2021

Thanks. This article is spot on. I started out taking $40 signings just to get my feet wet and understand what you expect. Now more than 70% of my business is direct and I'm collect $150 on average a signing. Im an LSS student so its great to see you wrote this article Mark :)

David

11 Jan 2021

Mark Wills always provides the best and most accurate information when it comes to creating a successful signing agent business. He has changed my life with the Loan Signing System. Thank you for all you do, Mark.

Dee Maurice

11 Jan 2021

As an entrepreneur, it behooves you to work for free or for less than you may want. As a business owner, there will be times you will be working for free. It may take several years to get your business going in the route you want. Prepare for this. I agree with Mark, take the signing, get them under your belt and PROVE that you deserve more. I also think there should be some sort underlying agreement with both new and veteran SA’s. Veteran SA’s can’t garner too much more if new and eager SA’s are driving the market down by accepting below market value signings. It’s a very fine line honestly.

Sonia Cano

11 Jan 2021

Mark Wills LSS is amazing.

Autumn

11 Jan 2021

Completely agree! You have to prove your worth. So many notaries do not understand the risk involved in hiring those who are inexperienced. I highly recommend take the Loan Signing System course as it will provide you with in depth training so that you don’t make the newbie mistakes. But if you do the course also teaches you how to fix it!

DiAnna Tredinnick

11 Jan 2021

I have no problem working for lower fees if they are closer to home. As suggested in LSS training, and reiterated by Snapdocs, increased fees occur after 20 signings. As my experience and confidence increases, so will my fees!

Navine

11 Jan 2021

I found this article VERY helpful-I was looking into finding more signing services, so this information helped me today. Please keep the information coming & I'm loving the LSS course which has helped me expand my knowledge further.

Deetra

11 Jan 2021

Thank you for the great information, I appreciate your expertise Mark! As a new signing agent, it is reassuring to know how to navigate the process and what to expect. I have learned so much by taking your LSS course!

Jason

11 Jan 2021

Great and informative info!

Christine Meek

11 Jan 2021

The more signings you do and more experience you get, the more confident you will become to then ask for the higher fees. Knowing what makes you a good notary only happens after you've gotten some experience under your belt. When you have enough experience, if you feel you're being taken advantage of you'll have the confidence to tell them why you deserve higher fees.

Kris P

11 Jan 2021

Very helpful article. The LSS course is very good also!

Michael

11 Jan 2021

Great information as always Mark Wills!! I’m so happy that I found the Loan Signing System. Tips and techniques such as these has made this industry easy to understand!!

Tiffany Rice

11 Jan 2021

I have been studying the LSS and have been learning so much and from our group too. I am glad I found this course.

Dawn Triplett

11 Jan 2021

I am a student of Marks Wills and he has gone out of his way to us build a successful business! He teaches what he knows and as he says stay the course and believe in yourself.

Shelby Koster

11 Jan 2021

Great article!

Debbie George

11 Jan 2021

I concur with the author and this has been my experience as well. Focus on quality signing experiences and the $ will follow.

Olga

11 Jan 2021

The best course ever!!! So happy I took it. The amount of support you get during and after is priceless.

Tammera Okumoto

11 Jan 2021

Thank you for the insightful information on how to get more signings. I think I missed a couple of Signing Services. I have been doing these since June and been slowly building my reputation as a NSA. Your LSS course has also helped me a lot in being better prepared as a NSA. Thank you for your hard work in keeping us informed.

Julie

11 Jan 2021

Very helpful! I took the LSS course and it has been extremely helpful in growing my business!

Gail Tyler

11 Jan 2021

Completely agree. This helped me get my business off the ground in a hurry! It took less than a month for me to become a preferred notary with what is still my favorite SS to this day. Going the extra mile (literally) by taking those long distance/late night/early morning/last minute signings is what separates the best from the rest. If I didn't learn from your LSS course, I could have spent weeks sitting around being picky and waiting to be selected from a sea of anonymous notaries. 6 months in, and I now have over 600 signings under my belt. AND I get VERY decent fees 🙌

Venestina

11 Jan 2021

Thank you so much for the information! I believe that given the opportunity to learn while making money is very valuable. Thank you Mark for all you do and your amazing LSS course.

Irene Carreon

11 Jan 2021

Great advice Mark! I’ve been a loan signing agent for two years and took the Loan Signing System. When I first started I took any and every job I could to get the experience. I gained so much experience and it truly made me a great signing agent!

Derrick D. Brown

11 Jan 2021

As a student of the Loan Signing System and a member of the Loan Singing System Community, I can say this article could not be any more true. Although, I am new to the industry, I have been able to use what I have learned in the Loan Signing System to increase my fees. Thanks Mark for putting together a program that allowed a newbie to earn like a veteran.

Tina

11 Jan 2021

LSS is a great course and goes over this subject thoroughly. I've only signed up with the major services so far and I've made anywhere from $30 for small jobs to $185.for what was a 40 page assignment. So just because you're new doesn't mean you won't be compensated well at times. I'm just happy someone shared this business with me.

Diana N Portanova

11 Jan 2021

This has been so helpful. Thank you, Mark Wills!

Jerome Melillo

11 Jan 2021

Great information and very helpful. The loan signing system is a great program it has really helped my business.

Lanee

11 Jan 2021

The LSS and NNA are a perfect blend for all notary public and notary signing agent needs. Invest in both NOW!!! Totally worth it 😉

Crystal McCray

11 Jan 2021

Great article thanks for this Mark.

Mindy Smith

11 Jan 2021

Great article. And I completely agree with experience over profit. In any job the "newbie" does not and should not make as much as a Veteran of the job. To humble yourself when starting off and reminding yourself that is important. Humility is not being a push over. Humility is knowing where you are at. Thanks for all the tips!

Kristin

11 Jan 2021

Very helpful! You Mark! I appreciate all your help that you give. I am a student that makes over 10k/month following your mentorship!

Marvin Marcellus

11 Jan 2021

Very informative. Its so valuable to get that experience in the beginning to build the confidence you need to be able to sell your services to your prospective clients. Also investing in mentorship or a course to help you with marketing and industry knowledge is serious leg up. I am taking Mark Wills Loan Signing System and it has really allowed to to hit the ground running with my Notary Signing Agent Business. Good luck out there!

Thomas Foster

11 Jan 2021

As a current Loan Signing System student and a new Loan Signing Agent myself; Marks mentorship and advice is invaluable. One thing he teaches us is about building relationships with these companies and those relationships are built through experience. Your experience and knowledge is what separates you from the rest. That all starts with great training which you will definitely get with the Loan Signing System course.

Crystal Spahn-Croft

11 Jan 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write this informational article. It’s thorough and informative.

Deborah Pullins

11 Jan 2021

So appreciate you Mark for always sharing your knowledge and experience. So proud to be an LSS student and these are great tips!

Chanta Pulliam

11 Jan 2021

This method has helped me. I've been going on assignments for the experience. Now, as the offers come in, they are higher. The Loan Signing System helped to prepare me for this. I truly appreciate this advice.

Karen

11 Jan 2021

I agree that its ok to start out a bit lower when you're new, not the bottom floor. We need all of the experience that we can get quickly to ramp up the knowledge, and get those signing service algorithms working towards preferring you. And... It's like any other career, you just don't start at the $ top. But be wise and maybe set a self pay raise date based off of your assessment of your signings and requests activity. Good suggestion Mark Wills!

Monique

11 Jan 2021

Great article! Very helpful!

Kayla Bieber

11 Jan 2021

This article is spot on! I used Mark’s Loan Signing System and did exactly this and I had no problem getting work from signing services and increasing my fee within the first couple weeks! I gained so much experience and confidence with signing services that I am now fully direct which means I get the FULL fee! It only took me 3 months. Thanks for being such a wealth of knowledge and sharing with others, Mark! You changed my life!!

Nancy Smith

11 Jan 2021

Without the training and guidance from Mark and the LSS training I would not be a profitable notary. Not only am I knowledgeable with real estate transaction documents I am able to convey my knowledge to the proper individuals and companies in the industry to put my skills to work.

Marilyn Edie

11 Jan 2021

Great information and motivation for new signing agents. I believe that everyone one no matter their status in life had to start from somewhere. I also do believe that every successful person had struggles. One way wakes up and be famous. It takes time, work, and sacrifices. I am prepared to work and prove to my employers that I can be the best Signing Agent they hired. Great job Mark. You had always been my inspiration.

Melanie Georgianni

11 Jan 2021

Thank you for providing this experience-based guidance for those of us that are starting out. It seems logical and doable!

Lisa

11 Jan 2021

Ardel Richter, that is short sighted thinking. This business is about building relationships, providing the best possible service and doing what other NSA's will not. That does not happen overnight. If there are signing services or Title companies that take advantage, then you don't work for them anymore. There are plenty of good ones that pay well, treat their notaries well and pay them well because they know their value because those notaries are personable ,they have proven they will go above and beyond. They often show gratitude, a simple thank you email, follow phone call or hand written thank you card goes a long way. I have built a very solid business using Mark Wills marketing advice. This article has solid, proven advice I have followed personally in building my business.

Priscilla Brooks

11 Jan 2021

Great information Mark as always. Trust me, Mark knows this business very well. Just follow his lead and you’ll be a 6 figure signing agent in no time😃

Mum B

11 Jan 2021

Thank you for this article Mark, it was very helpful & informative for a brand new signing agent as myself. I feel so blessed to have found your LSS course! I’m ready to take on anything that comes my way!

Edia Camara

11 Jan 2021

I started taking from signing services anything they were offering just so I can get the experience. Once I gain experience the same signing services were personally reaching out to me and the fees were higher. Also I started to negotiate signings that were low and most of the time they agree with fees. It helps when both the company and clients gives you great reviews. I am a proud student of LSS and took his teaching to heart. His teaching is straight to the point. I am becoming successful by following his teaching.

Melissa Santos

11 Jan 2021

I’ve been a signing afforded almost a year now and I took Mark Wills course, The Loan Signing System, to whom which I owe my knowledge on this field. I think I left this course feeling confident to get myself out there. What he says in this article is true. I started out accepting low offers and got the experience I needed now I know I can hardly call myself a veteran but I pride myself in being thorough and going above and beyond in all my signings. That has gained me the privilege of having good relationships with whomever gives me the signing. Now , they call me first before calling any other NSA. It is also of extreme importance to be a member of the NNA. Without this you probably won’t be very busy . I’m hoping to have direct business soon because as far as I am concerned that is we’re the real money is. Signing services take way too long to pay and quite frankly I don’t see the benefit in getting paid every 30, 45 or 60 days. Other than that. I love my job!❤️

Karen Latrenta

11 Jan 2021

I signed up for the course and glad i did. The amount of encouragement you get from the group is so powerful i absolutely love that. He supplies great information. I passed and and going onto the next step. So excited

Douglas Anderson

11 Jan 2021

As a loan signing agent for my first year in 2020 I have to say the Mark Wills and the Loan Signing System has literally changed my life! The system lays out a path for you from how to get started to running your own signing service business if you want. This is all done by the education and resources he provides along with continual mentorship. Everyone who asks how and what should I do to get started I send them the loan signing system link. I have to say the education he provides has led to the profits I am making now and it’s literally life changing! The Loan Signing System family is an amazing support system and Is the best investment in myself I have ever made hands down. Thank you Mark!

Jasmine

11 Jan 2021

I am currently a student of Mark Wills and taking his course and it is by theeeee BEST I have run across. It’s completely thorough, very informative and you’ll definitely be ready for your first signing and as your business thrives.

Linda Toth

11 Jan 2021

Terrific article and so helpful! Mark has incredible insight and is a great teacher. If you like the article check out The Loan Signing System.

Lisa Myers

11 Jan 2021

I’m did get qualified through the NNA at first but I wanted more knowledge. So I found Loan Signing System by Mark Wills. I am so impressed, informed and Thankful. It’s WORTH IT!!! He’s truly amazing, proactive and has the best tips!!! I’m going to be a great notary because of this system!!!

Kiera Torres

11 Jan 2021

I'm taking the LSS training now and I've seen alot of other students post about taking these steps and sometimes taking lower rates then negotiating later. Seems to be working out great for alot of them! Can't wait to start this journey!

Angel Lightfoot

11 Jan 2021

This information Mark have provided has changed my life. His road map to success is proof in the making. Put in the work follow the system and the money will definitely come. I'm so happy I had faith and trusted his process. I recently saw my income double from November to December. I'm so excited for my future glad I found Mark! Good luck to all!!

Rosaland

11 Jan 2021

I agree with Mark, you get some experience which raises your credibility with services until you get to a point where, based on your experience, you can ask for more, turn down things that dont appeal to you. Also, taking a range and variety of assignments gives you valuable experience for marketing yourself, as well as teaching you what things/types of assignments you like/dont like.

Julie Shepard

11 Jan 2021

After I completed the LSS courses/test, it took me about 6 months before I started taking assignments. I was in a new state and getting familiar with the area. Once I started, it was game on and I went full force. Getting assignments and running from appointment to appointment, was (and still is) as high for me. In my off time, I love scrolling through Facebook and reading all the comments on the Loan Signing System group pages. It’s really the only thing I care to look at. So much motivation, encouragement and always learning. I can’t say enough on what an amazing man Mark Wills is. He answers his own emails, calls and respond to comments/posts on his FB group pages! I love this group and LSS! I can’t wait for the Conference!

Laura

11 Jan 2021

This was extremely helpful. I started this way and used this article as a guide to be sure I’m on the right track. I’ve been able to pick up extra assignments. Thanks so much for the info!!

tisha ruiz

11 Jan 2021

I agree with what Mark has said. The steps he has provided, if followed, you will get signings. I love this article and love his LSS Course. It has really taught me so much and has given my life more meaning. What he says, is what has happened for so many of us that have already followed what he suggests. The proof speaks for itself through all of his 1,000's of students that have succeeded more than expected.

Seanmcm1214@gmail.com

11 Jan 2021

Great advice, this is very helpful! As a new agent, I’m slowly getting more notifications as I sign up with more services. Since I’ve taken the Loan Signing System courses I feel more prepared each day.

Dana Chann

11 Jan 2021

Thanks for the simple steps to getting started as a new signing agent! I know you totally elaborate more in details your Loan Signing System course which I am a proud student to be part of. I agree as a new signing agent that it's best to WORK TO LEARN and NOT TO EARN especially at the beginning. Once you can prove your worth, you have many more options and can get paid more.

Andrea Augustson

11 Jan 2021

Great article Mark Wills with the Loan Signing System is absolutely amazing!

Sergio Santos

11 Jan 2021

Enjoyed this read. A lot of great points and informative. A great combo Mark Wills and NNA. Hope to see more reads Mark. LSS!!

jj@notaryjj.com

11 Jan 2021

Easy as 1,2,3!!! Making the calls and introducing yourself creates a working relationship which means making changes in work flow comes often and organically, including fees. I can say from personal experience and having never worked in this field before that this process Mark describes in this article not only works, but consistently gets better! This is a great article full of gems you'd normally pay good money for in a webinar. I took his Loan Signing System courses personally and changed my life's direction completely. The system works and you've just gotten a VIP tour behind the scenes in this article. 10/10!!!

Mary

11 Jan 2021

This is so spot on. Early on, I took any signing I could get regardless of pay. Now I get signings offered at a rate above those I took early. I have been signing for 7 months and have quit my job, doubled my income, and started getting direct from title signings. I couldn't be where I am today if I didn't take the lower paying jobs to get started. A huge thank you to Mark Wills, his Loan Signing System, and the NNA for all the educational tidbits along the way.

Jody Williamson

11 Jan 2021

Great article! I totally agree with you. I'm happy to take a lower fee in the beginning and to drive farther because I understand I'm gaining valuable experience. Before long I'll have the confidence to negotiate for a higher fee. great advice!

Mark

11 Jan 2021

Mark Wills courses and the NNA are a great combination.

Darlene Lowe

11 Jan 2021

Just like the LSS course--great info. Thanks for the reminder on point number 3! I've been a busy LSA since my feet hit the ground last June. The LSS course prepared me for success!

Pharisee Caswell

11 Jan 2021

I took Mark Wills class....he is extremely informative...I signed up to Notary Essentials because the discount I received through his class was perfect....As someone that is interested in learning everything there is to know about the field but money is tight...it was a sign of relief when I got a discount.

Monica Molina

11 Jan 2021

LLS certification has provided the tools, support and guidance to make this business a possibility. I am extremely happy I found this program.

Desere

11 Jan 2021

I am so glad to be a part of the loan signing system. Marks got years worth of mentorship videos full of great information and details on how to do the signings and how to grow your business. This is just the tip of the iceburg!

Fabiola Passariello

11 Jan 2021

Mark thanks to you and the incredible family at lss I'm a great and very happy Notary, Loving what I'm doing, but also having a deep knowledge of all the process and the documents to perform a great and confident signing Thank you , thank you , thank you

Iyola

11 Jan 2021

When I first started, I took every signing, no matter the price. I considered it a paid internship. Now I counteroffer, and I always get what I asked for because I have proven myself, and they know the quality work they will get. To get to the top of the stairs, you must start climbing from the bottom up. Thanks to the Loan Signing System course, I'm now a successful Loan Signing Avent in just six months.

Garrett Murayama

11 Jan 2021

This is extremely helpful and highlights a bunch of key points that were also taught in LSS. One that is major that I personally need to do is step 2 and start looking up signing services in my state/area.

Markeitah H.

11 Jan 2021

Thank you for sharing great ways to get started. For those who are just trying to get their bearings in what may be a new career, you definitely dropped some diamonds. So I hope people catch them. While some may not agree with accepting low offers, I think it's like you stated, experience over profits. And remember: it's not forever! Just as if you're going to work for a traditional company, for the first time, you're not going to demand top dollar because you have no experience. A company certainly isn't going to offer an inexperienced employee top dollar off the bat but rather as you progress and develop within the company, your efforts are usually rewarded with a pay raise or other benefits. So again, thank you for emphasizing that point! A great read.

John Cuccia

11 Jan 2021

Very useful article. I have been doing this for the past 16 months and my fees have increased. Even some of the signing services call me directly before blasting out to those in the database. Totally agree with this philosophy and am a proud LSS student.

Xavier Shellman

11 Jan 2021

I have taken the loan signing system and this is exactly the information we learn. Start off slow and give a little to get a lot. Prove yourself first then you can command the rates you want. No one becomes a CEO on day one. They establish themselves as someone who gets the job done. It's the same with loan signing. Take the course then follow the steps. You have nothing to lose.

Martin Thomas

11 Jan 2021

I have been doing signings since 2015, and it wasn't until I came across the Loan Signing System taught by Mark Wills was I not only able to break the $3k per month ceiling, I broke the $10k per month ceiling and close the year making over $100k...ALL BECAUSE of what he suggested. When I implemented what he taught, I took the leftovers just to be coach able and within 2 months, I raised my fees 3 times, and now I have several direct and signing services paying me what I ask. Sometimes in life you may have to take a step back in order to move forward, and if that is being a "pushover", oh well....my 6 figure income from March to December says other wise. THANK YOU MARK WILLS!

Terri T

11 Jan 2021

Great advice Mark! This is EXACTLY what I did to start getting assignments.

J. Dawn Secord

11 Jan 2021

This is priceless information! Having been in the legal profession and corporate America for decades, this all rings true. It’s not necessarily easy to get your foot in the door anywhere. Then you have to prove your worth. Once you prove yourself, you become valuable.

Julio

11 Jan 2021

Mark makes a good point in thinking long-term and focusing on experience and that the money will follow afterward because I know in the past it's worked for me also.

Jannet

12 Jan 2021

Thank you for the information Mark! I’m a new signing agent and this definitely helped me with signing up at different signing services to gain experience. My aunt, who’s a senior escrow officer, also offered me the same tips in addition to setting me up with their preferred signing service and in house notary service.

LaKeisha

12 Jan 2021

I've followed a lot of what was outlined in the article. I do believe you start off by casting a wide net, taking signings a little further away to get experience and exposure. I just started my loan signing career and have over 50 signings completed in 2 months. My goal has been consistency and reliability. I think being a part of the LSS community has also helped me navigate as a new signing agent.

Melissa

12 Jan 2021

I agree whole heartedly’. You have to start somewhere and not at the top. I think it’s wise to accept any and all assignments to get experience. Smart and valuable advice from someone who knows the business. Love LSS!

Danielle

12 Jan 2021

These steps WORK! I did everything Mark suggested and I’m already seeing growth in my business! So glad I have this new career!

Deborah Snider

12 Jan 2021

Thank you Mark Wills for all of the training material you provide

Cassandra Knight

12 Jan 2021

I was making mistakes, missing signatures so I am taking Mark Wills course. I already took Notary 2 pro and learned a lot. When I quit making mistakes and can do a signing in under an hour without missing anything consistently, I will feel better about asking for a higher fee. Mark is engaging with his students and I appreciate it. Thank you Mark Wills.

J. Ferrell

12 Jan 2021

I agree. You have start establishing relationships and building trust. Prove that you a capable, reliable and consistent and the money will come. Loan Signing System has definitely prepared me for this.

Betsy Campbell

12 Jan 2021

Truth! The smaller paying jobs are great for building confidence and learning to navigate the logistics of how SS's operate. It's only a matter of time before your volume picks up. Once you establish yourself as a good and knowledgable notary, the assignments offered switch from last minute to days in advance at much higher rates. I believe your performance starts to shine once the SS recognize quality work. You have the support of the NNA to guide you as you begin to master your craft. Also, Mark offers many more invaluable nuggets of insight in his course. I've come a long way in a short time with the support of both the NNA and the Loan Signing System.

Carl Nicklas

12 Jan 2021

I agree. I am a member of Mark Wills network of signing agents and have taken his courses. I signed up for every signing service I could find and accepted every offer in the beginning. As I gained experience I noticed that I was offered higher fees. In the beginning I averaged $75 per signing. Now a year and over 700 signings later I am averaging $125 per signing and I am not traveling nearly as far as most of my signings are within a 30 mile radius where in the beginning I often traveled 75 to 100 miles in very remote areas.

Susan Lambert

12 Jan 2021

This is so helpful. I cannot express how much it helps us!

Kimber

12 Jan 2021

The Loan Signing System came highly recommended to me and I’m so glad I chose to take the course and follow this path. I’m just awaiting my first signing and plan to follow up with some of the material in this article to build my business. Great information.

Amber DeJesus

12 Jan 2021

I’ve only been a signing agent for a few months and I’m starting to get more and more local signings because I took the low fees and signings that were further away from home. You definitely have to prove yourself and then you’ll reap the benefits. The LSS is such a great training tool to make the most out of this industry!

Lauren Kremer

12 Jan 2021

Mark Wills with Loan Signing System (LSS) knows exactly what he is talking about! Follow his direction and business will be flowing out of your ears! You might even be too busy!

Rebecca Bantau

12 Jan 2021

I couldn't agree more. When I first started, I looked at every signing as an opportunity to practice what I had learned in my LSS course and start building relationships with signing services. It helped to think of it as on the job training. Once I had completed several different types of signings I had the confidence to market myself directly to title companies. If you really focus on building relationships and providing stellar work your business will grow and you will be able to be more selective on the jobs you are willing to take. The customers you build relationships with will willingly pay you more money because they KNOW you and your work product. Mark Wills' Loan Signing System course takes all the guesswork out of becoming a loan signing agent and how to grow your business. I just wish I had found it years ago!

William Zuniga

12 Jan 2021

Good article and good piece of advice.

Lauren Linster

12 Jan 2021

Great tips, Mark. It's about building relationships and the money flows after that.

Lynda Schneider

12 Jan 2021

I recently completed Mark’s LSS training and found that everything that is taught to us has been so valuable! I found great value in the resources from the NNA as well! I firmly believe experience will speak volumes and the income will come! I’m excited to have started in the journey and I highly encourage others to follow these simple suggestions!

Tonya

12 Jan 2021

I think this is great advice for newbies. The key in the beginning is getting the opportunity to gain confidence and experience. I have learned so much from the LSS and look forward to putting the info to good use.

Shawnda

12 Jan 2021

Good article Mark! For new signing agents, accuracy over profits should be the focus. If you dont focus on accuracy, profits won't matter because you won't get much business. The NNA site has a wealth of knowledge and forms to help with this. The more experienced you are, the better informef yku are to have a discussion with companies who enjoy working with you, regarding increasing your cost.

Laura Walters

12 Jan 2021

I think this article is spot on. Relationship building and understanding all of your client funnels will serve you best in this industry. Signing services are a key player in the industry and agents should be making the most of these relationships by delivering A+ service every time. It's a marathon in business building, not a sprint.

LaShawn

12 Jan 2021

I think Mark Wills is right on the money. Of course everyone wants to make the most money and as quickly as possible, but if you get the higher paying fees that are offered by certain signing services and you make mistakes, you could shoot yourself in the foot and blow future opportunities with that company before you get started good. If you work with lower paying companies like Mark Wills said and gain your experience that way, it will payoff in the long run. While learning in the trenches is definitely a valuable experience, I find it beneficial to seek training and mentoring and being in a community of like minded people/professionals and Mark Wills' LSS program is an excellent way to get all of that for a solid foundation, continued education and a community to be a part of.

Consuela Marshall

12 Jan 2021

Thank you.This article has been very useful.

Michael Schwartz

12 Jan 2021

Ardel, I disagree, you get experience which a newbie needs. How does that NOT benefit you! So you have to start somewhere and holding out for the best gigs, you won't get those without experience.

Pang

12 Jan 2021

Great fantastic information. Always build relationships. When I first started, I took everything and slowly give myself a raise.

Amanda Paz

12 Jan 2021

Thank you so much for the information. I totally get the concept of experience over profit, and I followed. But in my area, there are so many new agents, we all accepted lower fees to get experience and now Many of us can't get more than $100 for a 200 page signing 30+miles away. When I counter, I'm told that there are agents who will do the assignment for the going rate. $100 is now the norm. I get 125 from 1 SS when it's a Bilingual signing. I hope as the season goes on, rates will increase. Great article ! Thank you for your energy and motivation! You have a true passion for teaching and helping people change their lives. I can say that after taking your course (LSS) back in May 2020, I have NOT had to look for full time work with a company. Let's Goooo!

Karynn Snow

12 Jan 2021

Great article! Just what I needed as a new Signing Agent!

Brianne Hill

12 Jan 2021

Partnering with the NNA has helped my business grow. As a graduate of the LSS class, I know that working with the NNA is a smart choice.

Seth Oberg

12 Jan 2021

Another great article and advice from the LSS original. I could not disagree more with Mr. Richter... I believe the term is “crawl before you ball”. You have to take every opportunity to improve your skill set, even if it means taking lower fees in the beginning. Stay humble and eager to learn something new everyday, and the bigger and better opportunities will come. Thanks again Mark for sharing the knowledge and broadening the horizons of Signing Agents everywhere!

Sara Stewart

12 Jan 2021

I could not have started my new career with out the LSS group! Someone almost always has an answer in this group and if we don’t then we suggest going to the NNA for help and resources. I would love to see these two resources work together more! Thanks Mark Wills!!

Patricia Williams

12 Jan 2021

Mark wills class was very helpful I took his class and passed the NNA class without even reviewing all the information.

Cayenne W.

12 Jan 2021

Great article! This is very helpful information.

Niche' Burney

12 Jan 2021

Great article. It truly is money to be made. I want to thank Mark Wills for his expertise and willingness to share that with so many of us.

Vontrick

12 Jan 2021

Awesome article. Mark wills teaches us it isn’t about the money. It’s more about how you can serve others and then business comes to you when you do things the right way. Actually showing you care about your role and others involved will tell a lot about a person. LSS let’s goooo!!

Debra S.

12 Jan 2021

Good article! I believe in continually learning as much as possible about my profession. Knowledge is power. I have learned a lot from Mark Wills and can’t help but feel motivated because of his passion for the loan signing / notary field and the students he mentors. NNA has also been a wealth of knowledge as well as the Notary Coach (TNT) team.

Henry Brambila

12 Jan 2021

Great article Mark! Everything explained rings true in my experience. In the beginning (I’m 6 months in) I did what Mark suggested, took all orders regardless of distance. More than a few times I traveled over 1.5 hours in one direction to complete a signing. Not only did I gain experience, but I also showed the SS that I am willing to travel and accommodate their clients. The path has been laid out, just follow the steps and you will succeed in my opinion!

Michelle

12 Jan 2021

This is great information. Love Mark's advice. I have learned so much the LSS course and I can honestly say everything I have learned from his course is spot on.

Jamie

12 Jan 2021

This article is very helpful. Mark is very knowledgeable and I love how willing he is to share his knowledge!

Shakisha

12 Jan 2021

This is very good information for new signing agents. So thankful for the LSS and Mark Wills for helping his students become well educated Loan Signing Agents as well as helping us market for success.

Tancianna Gooden

12 Jan 2021

Great article, i have learn so much from the LSS course and getting started in this profession.

Alma C

12 Jan 2021

I love the support and positivity I get from Mark and the community he has built. All the knowledge you recieve is from his years of experience. I can't wait to see him for our LSS Confrence.

Stephanie S.

12 Jan 2021

Yep. Experience & relationships > profits at first. I’ve only been doing signings for a month, and right now my goal is to just fill my calendar with as many appointments as possible until I reach 100 signings. Eventually it will pay off. Once I hit my goal, then I can start to be a little more selective about distance and fee ;) Excellent advice, as always!

Doris Lee

12 Jan 2021

This is article is jam packed with nuggets. If you follow Marks advice you will achieve your goals as a Notary signing agent. The Loan Signing system is the best. I recommend it for all Notaries in this industry. Mark is a great mentor and the LSS family is awesome

Erik R. Allen Sr.

13 Jan 2021

Thanks for the information I Will do exactly that. I need the experience .

Tonya Hardin

13 Jan 2021

Great read. I appreciate all the information made available to us.

Frances Brooks Hampton

13 Jan 2021

Great article

Gewreka Robertson

13 Jan 2021

Very good article Mark!!!! It provides a step by step process for new Signing Agents to follow to get more signings. I believe in the saying, "Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." Mark gives all his students and everyone he encounters the necessary tools to be a successful Loan Signing Agent. Thank you Mark Wills for teaching us "how to" fish!!!

Guillermo Hernandez

13 Jan 2021

It's an awesome skill set that can help you make an honest income. Like anything else in life, if you put in the work, you will get results. Thanks Mark for teaching people how to fish, get the know how from an experienced LSA. Loan Signing System is awesome

James Zachery

13 Jan 2021

I agree with the article. We are taught in the LSS to chase experience over dollars in the beginning our your journey as a loan signing agent. It is true because you need the reps to gain the experience. Great Article!

Karen collins

13 Jan 2021

What a great tip—experience over profits. I agree totally. Just 2 minutes ago, I got a request paying $90 for a signing 1-1/2 hours away. Countered with $150. Most times (with this same company), they will accept my counter and assign it to me, but sometimes they don’t, which means they have found someone who will do it at their rate or lower than my counter. That’s okay! Accepting low offers at the start is the way to gain valuable experience! Learned that from Mark and his LSS course.

Anita Skipper

13 Jan 2021

This practical and easily executable advice for a newbie is exactly why I chose the Loan Signing System. Experience over profits initially is the name of the game for anyone who understands that it is just a temporary deposit on their long term success.

Lisa St Brice

13 Jan 2021

Love this article great information for a newbie like me. Hope to see more articles!

Dee Hicks

13 Jan 2021

This was a good article and I appreciate that “gem” of information. Thinking this is a “marathon”. I want the experience. I’m ready! Let’s Goooooooo! 👏🏽

Nicole Sanethong

13 Jan 2021

This is an awesome article and is nicely written! I definitely agree and in the beginning of my journey, I took as many signings as I could to gain more experience. I can’t wait to share this with some of the new students in my state. Learning from the Loan Signing System and Mark has been a very positive and rewarding experience. Thank you Mark for being amazing and always thinking of your students!

Dmc0098

13 Jan 2021

What an amazing and insightful article. Experience over profits is definitely the way to go.

Angela Brooks

14 Jan 2021

Experience vs. Profit has been what took me from 0 signings to 25 in my first 25 days. The experience has been so very valuable and gave me so much confidence. I negotiated my 1st fee increase through a SS that I have successfully completed several jobs for. When I presented my case for the increase, I had no problem. I simply got a text saying "Fee increased"! Thanks Mark Wills for the great insight into being successful in this business.

Victoria Ridley

14 Jan 2021

Love the article. I've accepted low offers to get started, needed the experience. There's more than enough business out there for notaries, we don't have to worry about staying at a low rate. Building experiences, relationships, and a reputation will allow your business to continue in growth. Thank you Mark, your system is amazing.

Robin Vondrak

14 Jan 2021

To many great nuggets in this article. Its awesome to be a part of the NNA and LSS community. The content and continue education is so vital to our growth as notaries and signing agents. Thank you to both for Mark Wills and the NNA for all you do.

Lissethe

14 Jan 2021

This article was SO informative! I just learned about notary signing agents and signed-up with LSS. I received my notary training from National Notary Association. Who knew!

Erin S

15 Jan 2021

I loved seeing this article from Mark! He has been such a huge help for starting my career with loan signing, and being trained to feel confident with signings!

Melissa G

16 Jan 2021

This is a great read with great information. Mark Wills you are amazing and your LSS program is the best!

Karen Erny

16 Jan 2021

Thank you for the wake-up call. I keep thinking I can get a higher fee but slowing my roll for some paid (yes PAID) experience is proving invaluable as I move along through the ranks. Mark Wills and his training course LLS are to be commended for speaking the truth and always teaching about lisn-signing as a gratitude based business!

Amari Taylor

16 Jan 2021

Very informative article! As a newbie, being apart of the LSS and NNA community has been such a rewarding experience. Thank you Mark for providing us students with the proper tools and knowledge to become great loan signing agents.

Terry P

16 Jan 2021

Such helpful and valuable information! I am grateful to start small and learn all I can to increase my knowledge. An educated loan signing agent is a very busy loan signing agent. Thank you Mark Wills LSS you are the bomb!!! 💣

Amy Partain

17 Jan 2021

Great article and true! As a student of the LSS, I’ve followed these steps successfully!

Angeline

18 Jan 2021

Great info Mark! Did my first signing today. I am already pumped by having finished your course, I’m itching for more!!

Rose Pierre

11 Feb 2021

Is there a difference between Signing Agent vs Notary Public?

National Notary Association

11 Feb 2021

Hello, good question! Signing Agents are Notaries who specialize in loan document assignments, and often Signing Agents must have additional training and background screening in order to work with lenders and title companies. For more information, please see this infographic: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2019/01/difference-mobile-notary-signing-agent

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