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Mobile Notary & 
Certified Notary Loan Signing Agent

What Is Mobile Notary Public?

A notary is a publicly commissioned official who serves as an impartial witness to the signing of a legal document. Document signings where the services of a notary are generally necessary are real estate deeds, affidavits, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, bills of sale, or other official transactional documents. The main reason a notary is used is to deter fraud.

Before signing a document, notaries ask for photo identification from the participating parties. A notary can refuse to authenticate a document if they are uncertain about the identity of the signing parties or if there is evidence of fraud. The document then receives a notarial certificate and the seal of the notary who witnessed the signings.

Examples of Notary Public services are:

  • Loan Documents

  • Trusts

  • Power of Attorney

  • Certified Copies

  • Signature Witnessing

  • Acknowledmements

  • Jurats

  • Affidavits

  • Last Will & Testaments

  • Living Wills / Trusts

  • QuitClaim Deeds

  • and more...

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What is a Certified Notary Loan Signing Agent?

The responsibilities of a Notary Signing Agent generally include printing loan documents, meeting the signer and notarizing their signature, and quickly returning the documents for processing. NSAs are also responsible for following any additional instructions from the lender, title company or signing service that hires them for loan closing work. For example, an NSA may be asked to fax back documents right away or use a specific mailing service to return the paperwork safely.

 

Since Notary Signing Agents have access to private financial information about borrowers and are sent into their client's home, the mortgage finance industry requires all Signing Agents to undergo a background screening on an annual basis. This helps prevent mortgage fraud and ensures the consumer's information is secure.

What is the difference between a Mobile Notary and a Notary Signing Agent?

The main difference between a mobile Notary and a Notary Signing Agent is the focus of their work. While Notaries encounter a wide variety of documents, Signing Agents specifically handle home loan documents.

Mobile Notaries and Notary Signing Agents are both required to have a but NSAs must also pass a background check and an exam every year.

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