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11/07 American Association of Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants Formed

Editor’s note: We believe this announcement should come as positive news for anyone who paid for bankruptcy assistant training (aka bankruptcy processing) and found it’s not living up to the claims. There’s hope… Vikki Watanabe has formed a new non-profit organization, the American Association of Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants (AAVBA), with a website to launch soon.…

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08/07 Changes to 2008 California Law Pertaining to Notaries Public

By Sharon Hassler—We’ve noticed a lot of visitors to our site looking for “changes to California law.” Rather than referring you on to the California Business Portal/Notary Public page, we’re quoting that information for you here but you can visit the Portal page to verify the info. We’ve also provided links to the text of…

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06/07 Start Your Own Notary Association

Yes, you, too, can start your very own notary association. How? By coming up with a name that includes “association” in it and having a designer create a website and logo that look official. You don’t even have to tell anyone who you are: You can get an unpublished phone number, hide your domain name…

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6/07 What Is A “Preferred Notary”?

by Andrew Springfield—Who Prefers Them and How Do They Become “Preferred”? Settlement Agents who close real estate transactions, such as Title Companies, Escrow Companies and Attorneys, often need mobile notaries to witness borrowers’ signatures on loan documents. Lenders, Builders and Real Estate Agents need good notaries as well.

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12/06 Do You Know Who Will Use Your Services?

By Brenda Stone—We have already covered how to find the road into locating title companies and mortgage lenders to target for advertising. Now, let me do a little back up and say you need to figure out how to get other business while you are waiting on the mortgage business to connect with you.

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10/06 What to Charge and What Area to Service

By Brenda Stone—Before you get started advertising yourself, you need to determine what areas you will service for what amount. You should create a list of counties, cities and zip codes you will service. Make a chart in Excel with these Column Headings: Zip, City, County, Travel Fee, Base Fee, Total Overnight Fee, Total eDocs…

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06/06 Featured Notary: Elaina Murphy

Our Featured Notary for June is Elaina Murphy. Her thriving notary business, Tampa Bay Signings, is located in New Port Richey, Florida. Elaina often mentors notaries who are new to the signing agent business, and she is actively promoting her bankruptcy processing business as well.

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