Hello and Happy Halloween!
The current hot topic is what to do about background checks and the Gramm Leach Bliley Act. If your state requires a background check prior to issuing you a commission, is another screening necessary to comply with GLBA? Is a new check necessary every two years? We can’t say, but we’re trying to get several opinions to post next month so you can draw your own conclusion. It looks like other organizations besides NNA are gearing up to offer a background screening service, but apparently you won’t be able to renew your CSA designation without going through NNA’s check. Looks like we’ll be adding a new category to your web page template soon, “Background Screening!” More to follow…
FEATURED NOTARY FOR OCTOBER:
Our Featured Notary for October is Melissa Haley, a notary public and loan signing agent in Bristol, Connecticut, who believes strongly in continuing education and certification. She earned the Certified Signing Agent designation through the National Notary Association; however, she says she is “most proud of earning the Master Closer designation from Just Point and Sign, Registered Signing Agent through The Signing Registry and 123Notary.com Certification, all of which were more challenging and more accurate in reflecting my level of actual knowledge.” Melissa is also a frequent contributor to GoGetNotary.com.
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Extraordinary Things A NEW Loan Signer Can Do to Get Hired by Joan Bergstrom – Joan shares an excerpt from her “Wildly Successful” book that can help new notary signing agents get their business off the ground.
What to Charge and What Area to Service by Brenda Stone – Here’s an excerpt from Brenda’s free online How-to-Start book that gives great tips on deciding what your fees should be and how large an area you should cover.
8 Tips for Marketing Your Non-Loan Notary Services – Networking by Laura Vestanen – Loan signings getting scarce? Check out 8 tips from Linda’s ebook on other services you can market to keep money coming in!
Protecting Your Commission and Seal in Florida by Victoria Rivera – Even if you’re in a state other than Florida, you may find information you can use to protect yourself. Victoria provides a scenario that makes it easy to understand how the regulations apply.
Working with Elderly Signers by Linda Kassis – Everything changes when you’re unsure about your customer’s competency. What are your responsibilities? How do you respond? Linda has some answers for you.
Creating A Profitable Loan Signing Business by Melissa Haley – Here are more basics from Melissa that have helped her organize and develop her profitable signing business.
NOTARY NETWORKING GROUPS:
We’ve added the Networking Groups page to provide information on regional and local meetings. If you belong to a notary group holding meetings in your area, please email us with details on your group, upcoming meetings and contact info.
MORE SIGNING/TITLE/LOAN COMPANIES:
A few more companies were recommended for our Signing Company Directory. We contacted them directly to ensure they wanted to be on GoGetNotary and the information we post is up to date. Please visit our directory if you’re not familiar with these companies:
- At Home Signings Inc.
- DocPros Inc.
- Escrow Closing Services Inc.
- Excel Notary Inc.
- Flagship Title and Settlement
- NotaryOne Inc.
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