Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
This will be the last GoGetNotary newsletter for this year but we’re looking forward to 2007. Let’s all hope for an upturn in the real estate market, lower interest rates and lots of signing business!
The debate rages on about background screenings for notaries. We’re hearing from some notaries who feel like they’re being forced to pay for something that isn’t required while others have decided to go with NNA’s program just to get it over with and get on with business. And they feel adding that designation to their professional profile can only help them. You can go here to read a recent message from Milt Valera, NNA President.
BUSINESS CARD SAMPLES
Thanks to everyone who participated and emailed or snail-mailed their business cards. It took a little longer than expected to scan and touch-up the cards and set up the page, but I think it offers some good ideas for those of you wondering what to put on your cards. If you sent us a card and don’t see it here, please resend and we’ll post it ASAP. Visit our buisness card sample pages.
FEATURED NOTARY FOR DECEMBER: SUE HASSELER
Our Featured Notary for December is Sue Hasseler. Sue is a Certified Notary Signing Agent whose business, A+ Mobile Notary, is based in Duarte, California. She puts her energy into taking care of her customers and continued marketing. Check out her website for a creative take on providing “speedy” service.
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Presenting and Signing Loan Documents by Kelly Robertson, Coach, Mentor – Do you know which documents to present first? Here’s a standard you can follow and tips on what to do and what not to do. Kelly mentors loan signing agents, so she recognizes and responds to the most common questions from her clients.
How to Keep Control of A Signing by Melissa Haley, Notary Public, Certified Notary Signing Agent – Has this has happened to you: You’re ready to start presenting loan documents and the borrower takes a phone call and talks and talks… Melissa has some common sense answers on how to keep control of your signing. It starts with having a system…
Cold Calling Tips by Gerrie Pierre-Fleurimond, CNSA, Instructor, NotaryTrainer.com – Gerrie has some advice on marketing your business and some reminders on how to present yourself professionally. Avoid falling into a casual attitude when making calls from a home office. Is that “The Young and the Restless” I hear in the background?
Do You Know Who Will Use Your Services? by Brenda Stone, Notary Signing Agent and Author – We’ve posted another excerpt from Brenda Stone’s “How to Start” Notary Signing book. Check it out and, if you’re a new notary and haven’t already done so, get over to her site and read the other chapters. You’re sure to find some useful tips.
NOTARY NETWORKING GROUPS
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.
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And thanks for all your support, comments and contributions during 2006!