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October 23, 2013

What makes a mobile notary a mobile notary?

We get calls everyday from notaries around the country who want to be a mobile notary. They always ask, “What do I need to do to become a mobile notary?” I tell them to become commissioned as a notary in their state and then get in you car — then you are a notary, and you are mobile.

But, you should really learn how to be specialized in mobile notary work. Notaries who work in an office notarize simple forms all day long. Mobile notaries have to deal with very different issues. Loan signing is no easy task, and there are many snags, delays, and complications along the way. You should take a loan signing course from 123notary.com to learn the ins and outs of the entire procedure from A to Z as well as how to market your service.

But, non-loan signing mobile notary work is complicated too. There is a lot of work going to places where they can’t drive themselves such as hospitals, convalescent homes, jails, prisons, movie sets, busy offices (too busy to drive), and late night visits to people’s homes for last minute travel or school documents.

Mobile Notaries also need to know what to do if people don’t have the right ID. After you have driven 40 minutes to a job, you are invested in the completion of the job. You need to know how to get your trip fee before you see the signer & documents (takes being pushy and negotiating in advance), you need to negotiate your waiting time, and you need to know how to use credible witnesses to identify a signer if there is no ID. Most states allow credible witnesses, but you can research whether yours does or not.

Have fun becoming a mobile notary public. It is a rewarding profession, and 123notary can help you a lot in your pursuit of a profitable mobile notary business.

(1) You just need a notary commission & a car to be a mobile notary, but signing agent training really helps!
(2) Anybody can become a mobile notary, but to be a good one, you need training!

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  1. I can remember several times, going to meet a client in a neutral location, to notarize a document. when I get there, the document is properly completed and signed. I have to explain that a notary verifies witness Identity, as well as witnessing document signing. I make the person to go home, print out another copy, come back to me and fill in, and sign the document in front of me. When I explain the situation to them. they agree. I wait, and wait for the return of the client, with the unsigned document for me to witness and notarize at that point.

    Comment by David Leidy — September 26, 2014 @ 12:25 am

  2. I love being a mobile notary (Rolling Notary) because of all the really cool people I meet.

    David, you don’t need to send the signer home. Just have them strike thru and initial signature, you also initial, and then sign again in from of you.Usually the client does not have the capacity to redraw the docs

    Comment by Ina — September 27, 2014 @ 4:56 am

  3. Thanks for sharing this good information. It is very nice and very helpful for everyone. I really like it. keep sharing more post like this.
    Mobile Notary

    Comment by Maria Ferrell — March 9, 2018 @ 8:10 am

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