The Best Strategies To Avoid The Top Errors Made By Notary Signing Agents

Written By: Jordan Ruelas, Certified Notary Signing Agent February, 6th 2019 Nobody is perfect, and even notaries make mistakes. However, knowing the most common mistakes can be the best way to avoid them. As Notary Signing Agents, we carry a special responsibility to be knowledgeable and prepared for every signing. After all, we are an extension of the lender, so the level thoroughness and accuracy is paramount. Often, we are the only person a borrower will meet face-to-face in the entire loan process. And in dealing with one of the biggest investments they’ll ever make, delaying their closure due to mistakes can be a detriment to your reputation as a notary. Below are the most common errors that can be easily avoided with just a…

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Why Florida Notary Services Are In Such High Demand

Written By: NPN Staff Writer January 10, 2019 As a national notary service, our document signing company is able to provide notaries to parties seeking document signing services across the US.. No matter where you are in the country, we have a signing agent that handle your mobile notary service. NPN provides thousands of notaries throughout the US, and there’s no doubt that the call for Florida notary services is considerable. One thing that many people fail to consider: when the economy is good, the growth of notary requests grows as well. That’s because there’s much more buying and selling occurring during good economic times, with companies growing and houses being built. More deals mean more paperwork and a greater need for notaries. There are…

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4 Industries In Which Mobile Notary Services Are Growing Fastest

Written By: NPN Staff Writer December 10, 2018 There are many reasons why people become mobile notaries. For some, it’s because they enjoy the industries they work with. For others, it getting to meet the interesting people within those industries. Others want to make use of their ability to keep the details straight, and enjoy the good pay and flexible schedule that comes along with it. If you are a certified notary signing agent notary, you can add one more checkmark in the “positives” column of being a notary: job security. The need for notaries keeps growing, and having a job as a notary means that you’re not going to run out of work anytime soon. Let’s take a look at some of the industries…

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What Makes National Paralegal & Notary Different?

Written By: NPN Staff Writer November 20, 2018 When you are looking for national notary signing services, it’s unlikely you’ll just search for something like “notary near me.” After all, you’re probably not just looking for a single notary, and you certainly aren’t looking for one who works at the local post office or bank. If you’re in need of a notary that has expertise and specializes in mortgage or debt settlement signings, then you need a high-level notary who performs notary services very regularly. You might be wondering how to choose a document signing company that will provide the best notaries for your signing needs.  We’d like to tell you a few of the reasons why National Paralegal & Notary (NPN) stands out among…

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Hold Up! Notary Myths You Never Thought You Needed to Know

While everyone has heard of a Notary Public, few people really understand what they do unless they’re directly involved with notary signing services. And like most careers that everyone knows just a little about, myths spring up related to notaries, notary signing agents and their businesses. At National Paralegal & Notary, our job is to make sure that NPN notaries are qualified and well trained so the documents we handle for our clients are properly signed and notarized. But we’re also concerned about the truth surrounding our industry. Today we’re going to look at a few myths that surround notaries and document signing services like ours. MYTH: A Notary Can Give Legal Advice A notary cannot give legal advice.  Many NPN notaries are also paralegals….

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Technology is the Key to Growing Your Mobile Notary Business

Technology has changed loan signing procedures drastically. It is critical for signing agents to understand these changes if they want to remain competitive. We all know that speed and accuracy are paramount. Using technology to achieve these goals will certainly set you apart from your competitors. From finding clients, to completing signings at lightning speed, as well as upgraded billing options, technology has paved the way for my business. Your Understanding of Technology is Key Traditionally, signing agents had many options for finding work. They could send paper advertising or could even stop by local banks and drop off information about their services. Consumers, however, are no longer turning to local banks for loans. Instead, they use online services like Quicken Loans to shop for…

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Are You Maximizing Your Website? 7 Easy Methods To Get The Most Out Of Your Site

Imagine you’re standing in front of a giant wall filled with televisions. Each one blares loud messages and flashes obnoxious graphics . . . look at me, notice me, see me. And in the center of it all – one clear, clean, quiet screen shines. An oasis of clarity in a cacophonous sea. Can you feel the change in focus and energy within this single description? In the digital world, your website competes with countless others to attract clients and share information. But, rather than shout loudly, it pays to be the clear screen. After all, your website is your storefront. So, it’s important to create an inviting space that clearly articulates the key information your target market needs to know. Here are a few…

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Should You Form an LLC? Why I Say Yes!

If you’re running your own business, you have likely heard it before: To LLC or not LLC? That seems to always be the question! When you’re working on your own as a paralegal or notary, it’s easy to default to becoming a sole proprietor. The paperwork is rather simple, taxes are easy enough, and there’s no headache with annual filings and fees. That being said, LLC’s have a great deal of advantages that should absolutely be considered when building your business. Before we dive in to the specifics of what those advantages are, let’s consider what an LLC actually is. An LLC is short for a limited liability corporation and, basically, separates you personally from your business when it comes to legal and financial issues….

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The Top 6 Habits That Are Preventing You From Growing Your Notary Business

If you’ve been struggling to grow your notary business, then this is for you! Over the years we’ve worked with many notaries, most of whom are experienced, well-educated, and professional. However, we’ve found that despite the fact that they are well-prepared, they do not all deliver an exceptional experience, inhibiting them from growing their business effectively. To help, we’ve identified the most common, subtle, and self-sabotaging habits that may be preventing you from growing your notary business. Take a read and let us know in the comments below: are you guilty of any of these?   1. Not Reading the Fine Print This may seem obvious, but it is also the most common issue among notaries. The documents that you are dealing with are not…

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How to Create an Excel Spreadsheet to Track Your Mileage for your Mobile Notary Business

As a mobile notary, your work depends on travel. And guess what? All those trips are tax deductible as long as you keep stellar records.  Here’s how to do it properly: In order to deduct your mileage, the IRS needs to know: Your odometer reading at the beginning of the year How many total miles you traveled for work on your vehicle Your odometer readings for the beginning and end of each of your trips Creating Your Spreadsheet Ideally, your spreadsheet will have the following information in the first row: Date & Time of travel The purpose of the travel (a description) Where you were traveling FROM Where you were traveling TO Total miles traveled Make each of these requirements their own column in your…

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8 Personality Traits That Make a Notary Great

Do you remember being in high school or college and taking those quizzes to see what career you were best suited for? Those tests would ask about your preferences and personality traits to match you with jobs that best fit your natural abilities.  They were modified aptitude evaluations in their best forms. Well, today we’re sharing what we think your answers would need to be in order for “notary” to show up as your best fit. That’s right, over the years we’ve found that there are a few personality traits that make for truly outstanding notaries. Take a look at our thoughts below, then let us know by making a comment what other personality traits you think make for a great notary.   1. Natural…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Running Your Mobile Notary Business From Your Car

How do you feel about spending countless hours in your car?  As a mom, I do this all day, every day and I am totally ok with it! In fact, I built my business around this very idea. After many years of teaching and carting my kids around to school, soccer, basketball and ballet, I decided it was time to find a new way of living that allowed for more “me” time between the travel and traffic. I knew that I needed to find something that gave me freedom and flexibility, would allow me to make a difference, and (my FAVORITE) be out and about all day. That’s where becoming a notary including a loan signing agent and wedding officiant came in! The time I…

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