Hi all. I have been a long hiatus. I have dealt with my business tools being stolen, COVID happening and shutting the world down, my own battle with Bell’s Palsy and my mother in law passing. Not to sound like a lifetime movie but this is a bit much. A few other things have been occurring but I am back and ready to serve your notary needs. I am also in full swing for loan closings as well!
This year is shaping up to be whatever I want it to be and I am here for your notary needs. Whether that is general notary work or loan signings.
I am so thankful for my health. I am thankful for my beautiful children, my freedom, my strength, my birth in this time period. I am thankful for possessing a skill that’s is useful and allows me to meet many different individuals that I in my shell wouldn’t normally. I am thankful for renewed grace and strength, and mercy.
As I have transitioned over to using Notary act, an electronic journal for my recordkeeping, it feels surreal. It allows me to take your ID, record your information and get you to sign but in a digital format. I will also be able to take a picture (if permission is granted) and upload and make notes. I feel great to be able to embrace technology. With the notarization moving towards a digital platform, it is causing a renewed view of it all. I can use either my cell phone or my tablet for Notaryact and the record is readily available for my records.
The initial call for a general notary appointment can seem very invasive. I am going to ask a lot of questions to gauge what I will be doing as well as whether my services are sufficient for you. Feel free to ask me any questions as well.
Some of the questions you will encounter are:
Where are you located (state) – this is related to pricing and can determine where we are meeting
What document is needing to be notarized?-everything can’t be notarized or performed in every state. I can’t certify a copy in MD, I cannot notarize any document issued by the vital records (birth cert, death cert, marriage license)
Does it have notarial wording on the document?- this will determine if I need to bring the wording with me or not
If not, what option would you like? (jurat vs. acknowledgment vs. signature witness)
Do you have a religious preference ( oath vs. affirmation)
How many signers are needing to sign?- this affects cost and time allocated for this signing
Will all signers be present at this appointment? Again a logistical question
What location will we meet at? – I can scout and find a public location or a library to meet if not comfortable with meeting at your home or work. I am flexible and we can even meet on the hood of my car!
Do you have a valid Picture ID (Driver’s License, ID, Passport)- I have to verify who you are and that the photo matches. I will examine this once in hand and I am transitioning to an online log, called NotaryAct. I will ask for your consent to photograph the ID as well for my log if it is taken electronically. You will still have to sign, and give me information that I am to keep secured and under wraps by law.
Once we speak there might be other issues or questions. Please keep an open mind and understand I am attempting to help you, to protect you as well as myself and uphold the integrity of the notary public’s role in fraud protection.