By Alex Yvonnou—If you’ve used Google Maps, Bing Maps, or Yahoo Maps, you’re aware that you can find businesses by entering queries directly in the search bar. Did you know that you can add your signing agent listing for free? Because these listings come up on the top of the page for search results, even…

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By Carol Salter—As mentioned in previous articles, I work in a hospital. Requests for notarizations are as diverse as the patients we serve. Notaries who serve in the hospital setting are never sure what they will be asked to notarized which makes life exciting and/or terrifying depending upon the level of competence and knowledge of…

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Our Featured Notary for April/May is Woody Williams, owner of Woody’s Mobile Notary Service in Los Angeles, California. He takes his training seriously and is certified through the National Notary Association, 123Notary, and the California Mobile Notary Association.

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By Sharon Hassler—A few days ago, one our members asked my advice on how many pages her notary website should have. She’s planning to use a GoGetName.com template website and wondered if she should buy the 5 or 10-page version. I don’t think it’s necessary to go big, especially to start. First, think about your…

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By Marlene Miller—A letter from a notary signing agent in Pennsylvania says: I have been a notary signing agent for about a year now and have been having problems collecting money owed to me by several companies. Can’t the state legislature do something for us notaries to back us up since we are a public…

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By Carol Salter—I work in a hospital. I love the healthcare atmosphere and the wonderful care I see given to patients every day. Occasionally, I get a call to go to a patient’s room to notarize a document. Yesterday was just such a day and away I went with my rolling National Notary Association “office…

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By Marlene Miller—Quite possibly the biggest complaint of notary signing agents (NSAs) in all states—after the price of gasoline—is getting stiffed by companies that will not pay for the services the NSAs have performed. Here are some suggestions for making sure you get the money you have earned.

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Our Featured Notary for February is Christine Ortiz, a Mobile Notary and Certified Signing Agent in Wailuku on the Hawaiian island of Maui. She has more than 16 years dedicated to mortgage loan processing and notary signings and has notarized thousands of documents over the years. Think there’s a difference between how a professional notary…

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By Kelly Robertson—When I was d loan signings regularly, I took a particular interest in Reverse Mortgages. I’m no expert but I’d love to share a few facts that I’ve learned along the way. As a loan signing agent and notary instructor, I realize that what we’re notarizing means nothing to us: don’t analyze; just…

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By Carol Salter—The longer I have been commissioned as a Notary Public, the more I am called upon as a verifier of one’s identity. In this age of identity theft, illegal immigration, terrorism-shadowed world travel and just overall heightened alertness, the Notary has been called upon to verify identity.

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