What to Write in Your Notes Section
Two signing company closing supervisors and a title company manager were walking through the woods when a frog called out to them and said: “Help me! I am a professional, detail-oriented, accurate notary who, through a curse, has been transformed into a frog. If one of you will kiss me, I’ll be returned to my former life and profession!”
One of the closing supervisors grabbed the frog and was about to kiss it when the title company manager took it and stuffed it in his pocket. The closing supervisor stared at the older, wiser title company manager and asked, “Didn’t you hear her? If you kiss her, she’ll turn into a notary!”
The title company manager replied, “Sure, but these days a talking frog is worth more than a notary who says she is professional, detail-oriented, and accurate.”
The point: many, many notaries use these adjectives– “professional, detail-oriented, and accurate”– in their notes sections. But just SAYING this does not demonstrate style or experience. It is not convincing, and does not make you stand out. TELLING the reader something about how you handle a difficult loan signing or how you treat borrowers makes you stand out. Saying “I will treat your loan as if it were my only one” is much better than using a string of adjectives. TELLING us how many loans you have closed, what equipment you have in your mobile office, what types of loans you specialize in, what your strong point is (“Technology is my soul”), and any special degrees or skills you have will show WAY more effort and eagerness on your part.
If you want to be a real live notary–use your notes section to TELL US something about you and your style. Companies will kiss you with kindness if you do!
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