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October 21, 2016

Building a Wall Around Signing Companies

BUILDING A WALL AROUND SIGNING COMPANIES

Signing companies are invading our territory. They’re lowering rates for signings, not paying people, and micromanaging the people doing signings.

We will build a wall around these signing companies. And let the signing companies not paying people on time pay for it. The good notaries will make good people sign their legible signatures on the wall. The bad notaries will turn to petty crime and write illegible graffiti on the wall.

In addition to the signing companies, too many new notaries are invading our territory, willing to do twenty dollar signings. They’re killers… of the marketplace by working for cheap. Others are executors… of documents that have something wrong with them. . Others are improperly backdating… Or allowing clients to sign incorrectly… They’re misidentifying people… They’re not administering oaths properly…

We will make notaries great again. They’ll become certified on 123notary.com. They’ll start winning again. Believe me, they’ll get so tired of winning, they’ll start losing their minds just to remember what losing feels like!

We’ll impose a temporary ban on all lousy notaries until we can figure out what the hell is going on. We’ll deport the notaries who aren’t doing their jobs back to where they came from, unless they’re already citizens, in which case we’ll export them to countries we’re not that crazy about. We’ll let them come back legally – by letting a competent notary make them swear they won’t screw things up the next time around.

And when that’s finished, we’ll build a wall around my mouth.

In answer to Bernie Sanders and Pink Floyd… We don’t need no (free) education! All in all it’s just another brick in the wall!

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June 1, 2016

Taking an interest. How interested are you in your work?

Filed under: General Articles — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 5:41 am

Is this where the problem lies? Is this where all of the lowballing comes from? Is this the reason for the low fees? Is it all because very few Notaries give a damn and the new lowered fees reflect that lack of interest? In my opinion, somewhat!

Carmen and I talk to Notaries all the time. We talk to new Notaries and old ones as well. The old pros take an interest in notary knowledge. But, they are burned out from too much work and also from the type of nonsense going on in the industry. The old professionals already know what they need to know and often have lost interest in keeping on top of new developments, or polishing their skills. Unfortunately, these are the same people whose reviews are all from 2011 who are not getting that much new business. The next thing you know they have dropped out from 123notary and left the industry.

Then, there are the new people who are not sure they want to invest in learning about the business. They know relatively little and don’t want to master their skills. If they passed one certification test they don’t want to pass another.

Then, there are the interested types who read all of the forums and the blogs. This is fantastic. But, after a while it boils down to just another form of entertainment. 123notary published a 30 point course on our blog. It got more than 5000 visits which is amazing. However, those that read the course were not able to pass our test while those who paid for a course were. The materials were similiar, but those who paid took it more seriously!

How much of an interest should you take? We are in a busienss where people routinely sign half million dollar loans. Your work affects people’s lives and mistakes could cost them pulling their hair out. There is a lot to know, and the successful Notaries are quite crafty. It pays to pass everybody’s certification tests, keep up on the blogs, and keep learning. After you are a seasoned pro, you need to keep your skills up and don’t stop evolving. In this universe, those who stop evolving die out no matter how advanced they are or think they are.

So, I have three pieces of advice for all of you
1. Take an interest
2. Keep studying
3. Evolve –or DIE!!!

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August 17, 2014

Why do new notaries go to “sites” to get answers to questions?

I have been reading some of the various sites lately like Linkedin, etc and it just amazes me how many new notaries go to these sites to ask other folks notary questions from people that may or may not be in their state, or my not even be seasoned enough to give an acurate answer. Why not try reading your notary handbook or calling your Secretary of State. After all they are in most cases the folks that issue the commissions and make the rules that you need to follow.

Then there are questions about what to ‘look for’ in a trust signing, POA, etc. People remember you are there not to interpret or read documents. You are there to verify signature and identity. And the following will apply: The person must have current government issued identification Make sure there is no duress or influences from others for a person to sign. They must not be on any mind altering medication, and there should be no blank spaces. And naturally, they should have ability to pay you if you are charging a fee. Remember, don’t analyze just notarize. We notarize signatures on documents not the documents themselves.

People remember, in most cases the best place to get your questions answered is from the source….the people that hired you!

Until next time, be safe ~Carmen

Tweets:
(1) Don’t analyze: Notarize; We notarize signatures, not the documents themselves!
(2) Don’t visit private agency websites for answers to notary questions. Go to your Secretary of State!

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September 7, 2013

Companies that will hire NEW signers!

Here are some companies that typically hire new notaries. As a new notary, your primary responsibility to yourself is to get some experience under your belt. Don’t be too picky about how much you pay or how pleasant it is to work for some of these companies. The outfits that typically will hire newbies low-ball, require fax-backs, and micromanage you to the point of exasperation. But, tolerate this, because that is how you pay your dues and get your experience. Once you have 1000 signings under your belt, the higher paying Title companies will start to take you more seriously.

Companies that hire new signing agents:

Countrywide
http://www.123notary.com/signco-idv.asp?sid=155&Countrywide+Home+Loans+%2F+Full+Spectrum

Express Notary
http://www.123notary.com/signco-idv.asp?sid=1066&Express+Notary

FASS
http://www.123notary.com/signco-idv.asp?sid=725&First+American+Signature+Services

Firma Signing Solutions
http://www.123notary.com/signco-idv.asp?sid=786&Firma+Signing+Solutions

Global Notary
http://www.123notary.com/signco-idv.asp?sid=762&Global+Notary

HVR Notaries
http://www.123notary.com/signco-idv.asp?sid=849&HVR+Mobile+Notaries
Loan-Closers.com

Mortgage Connect
http://www.123notary.com/signco-idv.asp?sid=814&Mortgage+Connect

Nations Direct
http://www.123notary.com/signco-idv.asp?sid=101&Nations+Direct

New Milleneum
http://www.123notary.com/signco-idv.asp?sid=834&New+Millennium+Title+Group

Notary Direct
http://www.123notary.com/signco-idv.asp?sid=113&Notary+Direct

Signature Line
http://www.123notary.com/signco-idv.asp?sid=855&Signature+Line+Closing+Services

Skye Closings
http://www.123notary.com/signco-idv.asp?sid=798&Skye+Closings

The Closer, LLC
http://www.123notary.com/signco-idv.asp?sid=973&The+Closer%2C+LLC

Vital Signings
http://www.123notary.com/signco-idv.asp?sid=85&Vital+Signing

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Tweets:
(1) As a new notary, your primary responsibility to yourself is to get some experience under your belt.
(2) Outfits that typically hire newbies low-ball & micromanage u until u get enough experience to attract higher paying co’s.

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