1. What is a Notary Public?
A notary public is an official of integrity appointed by state government, typically by the secretary of state, who is charged with verifying the identity of an individual who is signing a document and confirms that the signer is doing so of his or her own free will.
2. What is a Loan Signing Agent?
A Loan Signing Agent (LSA) is a Notary who has special expertise to notarize loan documents. An LSA is hired as an independent contractor to ensure that real estate loan documents are executed properly by either the borrower or seller, notarized and returned for processing. Completing this critical part of the loan process enables the loan to be closed and funded on time.
3. What forms of identification are acceptable? (All IDs must be current)
4. What do I need to bring with me to the appointment?
For General Notarization appointments, please bring the specific documents needing notarization, along with any of the valid forms of identification noted above. Please review your documents for correct spelling of names and correct dates. Please complete all sections of the documents except for signatures and notarial areas.
Generally, for Loan Signings, the notary will bring the required documents to the appointment.
5. Which forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, all major Credit/Debit cards, or Paypal. For companies and repeat clients, invoicing is an option.
*Use of credit card requires minimum $20 purchase.
6. What is the difference between your services and notary services provided by a bank or a UPS store?
I offer the same service, however, the added benefit I provide is convenience. I am mobile, therefore I come to you. Not everyone lives near a UPS store, and not all banks will notarize documents for you, even if you have an account. As a small business owner, it is equally important to me to build trusting relationships, so you can rest assured that you will receive great customer service!
7. Does notarization mean that a document is "true" or "legal"?
No. Notaries are not responsible for the accuracy or legality of the documents that they notarize. Notaries certify the identity of signers. The signers are responsible for the content of the documents.