From the calls and emails we’ve received, it seems many of you are looking forward to 2008 already with the hopes of improvement in the home loan situation. Although some notaries say they’re not seeing much of a drop in their area, there’s no question there’s a crisis in the mortgage industry nationwide. Check out my article on what to do now if your signings are down.
Our Featured Notary for September 2007 is Barbara Sonafelt. Barbara has seven years of experience as a Certified Notary Signing Agent with over 4,500 signings. She owns and operates PA Notary Public, a traveling notary, DMV office and loan signing service in Pittsburgh, Pennsylania. She’s also owner and manager of The Notary Academy where Pennsylvania Notaries can polish their skills and network.
No Loan Signings? Now What? – by Sharon Hassler, Founder/Webmaster, GoGetNotary.com. Have your loan signings dried up? Some areas of the country are much worse than others but overall, signings are down. If you’re struggling, you may be able to use some of the tips in this article.
Notaries Public: We Are More than Signing Agents – by Barbara Sonafelt, Notary Public, Signing Agent, Trainer. Along with being our Featured Notary this month, Barbara provided an article about giving back to the community through education, specifically explaining proper ID at retirement homes and hospitals. This might result in some business, too.
Who Are You – Really? – by Carol Salter, Notary Public and Office Coordinator, McKee Medical Center. 2005 NNA Notary of the Year, Carol Salter, talks about the difficulty of verifying identity in these days of advanced technology.
Tips on Strategy for New Signing Agents – by Melissa Haley, Notary Public, Certified Notary Signing Agent. Frequent contributor, Melissa Haley sent two articles this month, the first discusses determining a strategic plan to get your business started right.
Password Security – by Melissa Haley, Notary Public, Certified Notary Signing Agent. Passwords, passwords, passwords. How important are they and how do you protect yourself online?
Notary Domains: Marketing Tools for the Preferred Notary – by Andrew Springfield, RealtySignatures.com. Andrew is back with his second article about the benefits of choosing and using the appropriate domain name to help with marketing and developing your brand.
The Search for Notary Top Six Sites – by Andy Johnson, Webmaster, Author. Webmaster and active contributor to Notary.net, Andy researched the top sites for notaries to help them know where to spend their advertising dollars. Where did GoGetNotary.com rank in his report?
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