Category Archives: Business

Some Perspective on Notary Signing Agent Fees 

When I became a notary in 1997, the National Notary Association  (NNA) was sending out promotional materials to every notary they could find, selling their services. I don’t recall when they started promoting the idea of this notary signing agent … Continue reading

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Where is the Reliable List of Deadbeat Firms ?

One of the questions that comes up often wherever notaries gather online is, “Where can I find a list of deadbeat (low pay/ slow pay/ no pay) firms to avoid?” There are lists, but they’re almost always based on reports … Continue reading

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What Notary Signing Agents Need to Know About Document Packages 

Recently, another notary asked me to rank the following jobs in order of difficulty: Full purchase, reverse mortgage, cash deal, HELOC, loan closing, Loan application. They said all the client sites asked them for their fees for each type and they … Continue reading

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On Lowball Fees for Notary Signing Agents 

I will not blame new notaries or newly-trained notary signing agents for taking lowball offers. Some money and some experience beats none of either. The thing is so many companies look at us as commodities, as if a newly-certified NSA … Continue reading

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Learning Business Basics 

I wrote here recently about the top three big questions that all notary signing agents must answer. The biggest of those is the first: how will I do business? One reason that so many new businesses fail is the person who jumps into it … Continue reading

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