Been busy? We were hearing from Notaries across the nation that spring was slow but the summer months picked up. Now that mortgage interest rates have decreased slightly, Realtors and Escrow Officers are telling us they’re starting to see home sales inch up again, so we head into fall with a positive and hopeful outlook for signing agents.
FEATURED NOTARY FOR AUGUST
Our Featured Notary for August is Alice Tulecki of Documents & Professional Services, LLC, in Brick, New Jersey. Alice has been an active force in establishing the NJ Notary Network to bring together notaries and signing agents in that state and work with legislative committees on notary public regulations.
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Notary Public/Signing Agent Forums by Mary Kate Kelly, United States Notary Association – Marlene Miller, USNA, has sent us another article from the USNA Notary Review, this one about the benefits and pitfalls of notary forums.
Use An Embosser to Help Safeguard Your Seal by Victoria Rivera – Wonder why an embosser is a popular tool for notaries? Victoria Rivera explains the benefits and uses of an embosser.
Don’t Leave the Door Open: Help Fight Identity Theft by the National Notary Association – The NNA has provided a list of items that will help you recognize and prevent identify theft. This crime is rampant in the U.S. with billions lost to consumer fraud each year.
Prevent Theft of Your Identity: Get An EIN Number by Kelly Robertson – Besides preventing identify theft as part of your notarial duties, you should also protect yourself. Kelly Robertson summarizes the Employee Identification Number.
More Tips for A Smooth Signing by Melissa Haley – Melissa Haley, Certified Notary Signing Agent in Bristol, Connecticut, sent us some great reminders of little things that can help a signing go smoother.
CAUGHT WITH EGG ON OUR FACE
New GoGetNotary Member, Julie McHam in Hemet, California, asked what “Field Services” referred to under the Services section on our web page template. Here’s the answer:
“Field Services are companies that deal with a wide variety of different products and services, not just Notary services. Their services range from surveys to repair inspections to locks change to vendor locations (for used washers and dryers, for example) to field contacts. It is the field contact service that relates to Notaries Public and Notary Signing Agents. For example, when a lender or escrow company is experiencing difficulty in locating a Notary Signing Agent in a remote area, they may contact a Field Service company to locate a Notary Signing Agent for them. Thus, a Field Service locates a Notary Signing Agent (NSA) and puts the NSA in contact with the lender or escrow company.”
SPECIAL OFFER FOR AUGUST
We’re repeating our discount for Notary Beware members for August. Save $10 when you join or renew your membership by entering the promo code: BEWARE
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