This month we have a couple of articles about the too common problem of notary signing agents not getting paid. With the number of closings on the slow side, you need to collect for every signing you complete!
NEW STAMP STORE – GOGETSTAMPS.COM
Thought we’d have our new stamp store launched by now but it always takes longer than we anticipate. We’ll offer notary stamps, embossers and related supplies you need so watch for an announcement about GoGetStamps.com.
CONGRATULATIONS TO CLAUDINE OSBORNE
Congratulations again to Claudine Osborne, our Featured Notary in November 2007 who was given the 2008 Notary of the Year Special Honoree Award by the National Notary Association. If you’re an NNA member, don’t miss the great article about Claudine in the March issue of NNA magazine.
Notary Signing Agent Basics – There Oughta be a Law! – by United States Notary Association. Read the response from USNA to a notary who asked why state government doesn’t get involved when signing agents don’t get paid. Since nearly everyone in the industry has had a problem with payment at least once, you’ll probably relate to this notary’s frustration but you may not have considered the information in USNA’s reply.
Notary Signing Agent Basics – 9 Steps to Getting Paid by United States Notary Association. 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. An appropriate companion to the article above, here are some suggestions from USNA for making sure you get the money you have earned.
Healthcare and the Notary: A Patient’s Dilemma by Carol Salter, Notary Public and Office Coordinator, McKee Medical Center. When a notary is called into a healthcare setting, it is imperative that they determine willingness and awareness. There are times when a patient has been given medication that would render them incapable of being aware of what they are signing. Sometimes identification or signatures are a problem. Carol has tips for notaries assisting patients.
Clear the Clutter: Taking Advantage of a Tough Time by Kelly Robertson, Instructor, Coach, Mentor, SigningAgentCoach.com. The irrespressible Kelly is back with an article (could have been 5 articles!) that covers a bonanza of topics which she had researched for a recent presentation. There are lots of great references and sources here and I’m betting you’ll find at least one suggestion that will get you thinking or you’ll take action on today. You’ll probably want to bookmark this article so you can visit it again.
American Association of Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants Nears Website Launch by Virginia (Vikki) Watanabe, Notary Signing Agent, Virtual Bankruptcy Assistant. The American Association of Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants website is nearing launch. The site, www.AAVBA.org, should be live soon and with it will come training, networking and many other benefits for those who have been struggling as VBAs to find work on their own or those who are interesting in learning more about this field. This article will give you the latest on the AAVBA and the new site.
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