Essential Equipment & Supplies For A Mobile Notary Public

Since the publication of my first article in The National Notary Magazine, I’ve received emails from other mobile notaries from around the country, asking all sorts of relevant questions. I’ve been asked everything from mistakes I’ve made, what type of printer I use, and how I promote my business online and in social media. In an effort to help my fellow notary public, I’ve dedicated this week’s edition of The Journal to discussing what equipment and supplies I use and take with me on assignments. In this article, you’ll find a detailed account of everything from the printers and scanners I’ve used to what brand of slacks I wear.

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Last Minute Court Appearance Leaves Attorney Scrambling For San Diego Jail Notary

Inmates incarcerated at the San Diego County Jail are confined to a cell and can only leave for official court appearances. This makes handling the logistics of their case difficult and inconvenient. Since the inmate cannot leave the jail, a San Diego notary public is often needed  to help facilitate legal matters. As a Downtown San Diego notary, I have a quick response time to the jail, courthouse and other important facilities. Find out how a San Diego mobile notary can help you, your loved ones, or your client while incarcerated.  

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Annual NSA Training Prevents Fraud, Protects Signers

The National Notary Association requires an annual training to maintain their Notary Signing Agent certification. The annual training covers topics such as new notary laws, best practices and a notary skills refresher. The training is a valuable and important tool in the fight to protect the public from fraud and abuse. The training covers in detail the complicated but important TRID regulations and how they relate to notary signing agents.

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2018 NNA Conference to Focus on Security, Technology and Expanding Your Notary Business

The 2018 National Notary Association will hold their annual conference in Las Vegas this June 3-6. I recently purchased my ticket and hotel room for the notary event of the year. I’m excited to network with other San Diego notaries and gain valuable knowledge and training in the areas of I-9 immigration forms specialist, apostilles, and other important topics. Last year was my first time at the conference and I walked away with loads of valuable knowledge and training. This year should be no exception.

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Weekend Getaway Leaves Borrowers In Need of Last Minute San Diego Notary

The process of refinancing a home loan can sometimes take months to complete. The countless documents that must be prepared according to government regulations can take considerable time and requires a lot of back and forth communication between the lender, borrower and the escrow company handling the transaction. Often times, the borrower never meets the lender or escrow officer face-to-face. The notary signing agent is often the only in person contact that the borrowers will receive during the refinance process. As a San Diego notary public and NNA certified signing agent, I’m often called on to complete a last minute loan signing. Last week, a couple needed to sign their documents right away in order to avoid an expiring rate lock. They were on vacation and needed a San Diego notary public quick so they could sign while away from home on vacation in Mission Beach.

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Signing Service Forces 2nd Appointment, Leaves Borrowers Confused and Frustrated

A mobile notary can get work from a variety of sources. One way to stay busy is by taking assignments through what are called signing services. These companies act as brokers for notary work in San Diego and the rest of the country. Hiring a signing service can be a convenient way for other businesses to quickly and easily find notaries for their documents. However, there are some disadvantages as well. As a San Diego notary, I primarily work directly with escrow and title companies. Read more and find out why.

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Expiring rate lock leaves little room for error over 3-day weekend

Sometimes lenders have very strict procedures on how they want a San Diego notary to complete the closing documents. This recent signing I completed in Coronado was from a lender with strict guidelines and the loan had an expiring rate lock. To further complicate the matter, the signing was to take place over a three day weekend. There was a lot riding on everything closing correctly and on time. Read more to see how I was able to work with the lender and the escrow company to get the loan package signed properly.

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Baja To Europe, The Expat's Lost Pink Slip

Have you ever lost an important piece of paper, only to spend countless hours trying to find it? This client lost the pink slip to a car he was trying to sell before he moved to Europe. After giving up on his pink slip search, he went to a local business center to have an application for duplicate title notarized. Their Yelp page advertised a notary on duty, but when he got there, they informed him they didn’t actually have a notary working that day. He searched yelp again, found my San Diego notary profile and gave me a call.

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NYE Thief Sends Victim Searching For Last Minute Notary

When her car was broken into NYE weekend, this client needed a notary last minute. After filing a police report, she found out she needed a statement of fact notarized. It was late evening, New Years Eve, so she needed a 24 hour san diego notary, quick. I was able to get her documents signed and notarized and she was on her way to celebrate the new year in no time.

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Webcam & Remote Notarization

A growing number of states are accepting remote notarizations through webcams and identity verification software. California is one of the strictest states for notary laws and has not given any indication that they will allow this process any time soon. The National Notary Association has developed its own Model Electronic Notarization Act with recommendations on how secretaries of state could implement this technology.

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