For Notaries

At Your Service for Fellow Notaries

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 Laura has distilled years of experience into training that will help you grow your business.  Subjects covered include Adoptions, Trusts/Living Wills, Loan Signings, and general notary business growth.  Videos are available for you to view at your leisure, or you have the option of personalized instruction.  Laura is also available for one-on-one coaching and mentoring, which you can purchase for a quarter or a year.

Here are just a few samples of what's available:

Workshops:

Workshops scheduled for mobile and signing agent notaries.  Join the Meetup.com Mobile Notaries group to receive announcements for each new workshop.  Advanced notary topics are covered in these workshops.

— Notary Symposium —

For notaries who want to nudge their business up a notch!

Next Event:
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Coaching Classes:

Each course is 1.5-2 hours, live in person or via FaceTime or Skype, and includes 3 months of follow-up coaching for only an $89 investment:
 
  • CA Notary 101—You passed your state exam and now you are ready to notarize—or are you? Using real documents, we will go over quick ways of identifying CA wording, easy way to tell the difference between an acknowledgment and jurat, cover out-of-state certificates and time-saving journal entries.

  • Mobile Notary Biz—Take your notary services on the road and provide what in-office notaries cannot. Learn how to market yourself and be easily found. These cost effective signings are typically quick, require no extra equipment, and are paid on the spot.

  • NSA Assignments—At the Table—You are now certified as an NSA and you are still uncertain about what happens at the table, such as starting the conversation and presenting documents. Most importantly, how to get the assignments. Learn this and more using a mock loan signing session.

  • Facility Assignments—This specialty doesn’t require certification, but does require knowledge about working in these special environments. Learn how to find this kind of work, with emphasis on how to get past the gatekeeper at healthcare, jails, and other institutions.

  • Trust Assignments—Looking for that next big thing? Try handling trust assignments, with and without attorneys. Many of the same NSA skills are used when you deliver a trust at someone’s home or office. Work with trust documents and get tips on how you can make connections in the legal industry.

Mentoring/Coaching:

I understand how important it is to have someone you trust to call and get the guidance you need to start in this business or expand the business you have to include new lines of revenue.  I use my almost 12 years of signing experience, branding and marketing success as well as entrepreneurial spirit to help bring your signing service to a higher level, identify more effective networking strategies and identify non-loan signing opportunities.

As a California mandated training instructor for notaries, I am also an expert regarding California Notary Law to ensure you perform faultless and flawless notarizations. We accomplish all of this by having a complimentary discussion about where you are now and what you want to achieve.  Then we can meet face to face or via a conference call, usually up to 1.5 hrs (session), to cover a specific topic(s) of interest.  Included with this session are follow-up calls/emails at no additional cost.

"...what has been especially valuable since taking the class is her availability for follow-up questions! Laura loves what she's doing and is dedicated to helping us "newbies" get up on our feet."

Contact Laura for personalized training/coaching fees.

Articles:

Web Resources:

This 60-minute webinar geared towards new Signing Agents and seasoned NSAs looking for help in growing their business will discuss the following introductory concepts and strategies:

  • What branding is and why it is important for your business
  • The five key things you want your brand to say about you
  • Three key questions to ask yourself when creating your brand
  • How to create visibility for your business brand

No two loan signings are the same. The loan and loan documents, borrowers, location, time and environment are all different from the signing that preceded it. In addition, each signing presents new challenges for the Signing Agent to manage. Even though each signing is unique, successful Signing Agents follow certain carefully-designed steps to bring each signing to a positive outcome. This free 60-minute webinar will train you to confidently execute a loan signing using a step-by-step process you can apply to every loan signing you perform.

10 thoughts on “For Notaries

  1. Hi Laura,
    I recently signed up for your upcoming notary symposium training on November 4th. I missed last year’s and I am looking very much forward to attending this year’s event. I am hope to attend the NNA’s conference in Las Vegas in 2018!
    In browsing your website, you offer services to Notary Public’s personal one-one-one training/mentoring and/or coaching related to several topics I am very interested in learning more about.

    I recently retired from 17-years of state service with the Dept. of Justice; prior to retiring I began in 2016 the process to become a commissioned Notary Public/Signing Agent. I have done about 8 refinance loan packages with a few other miscellaneous notaries. I’ve recently launched my website and will be distributing by business cards soon. Topics I would really like to learn more about based on your expertise:
    1. Living Trusts/P.O.A’s
    2. Advanced Health Care Directive (I am nearby several major hospitals and Senior assisting living facilities in the Elk Grove area).
    3. About serving the Immigrant community and how and/or what I can offer, about consultant rules and what I need to know and how I can effectively help immigrant signers staying within my duties, the common forms used, while avoiding any unlawful mistakes.

    I look forward to hearing from you. Reading the testimonials on your website I know I am lead to the right place and the right person!!

    • Margie,

      Thank you for reaching out to me! What an interesting background to move to the mobile notary for retirement years. I know I can help you make your path to a successful business serving your community in the areas of Trust/estate planning documents as well as POAs/ACHD, and I am happy to share ways to help the immigrant community too. I need to know a little more about your plan, what community you are in etc to give me a better idea of how I can help you directly as all my coaching is personalized for you. Please reach out to me at my email address, so we can start the conversation.

      At your service,

      Laura

  2. I am interested in attending your next event. Can you give me a date and time if one has been selected?

    • Great! It will be Sat. Nov 4th 2017 in observance of National Notary Day More news to come on the notarysymposium.com Website.

  3. Hi:

    I have been a mobile notary for almost 20 years. I am very interested in branching out into notarizing Living Trust Documents. I understand you work with a company that hires notaries for this service. How do I contact this company?

    I am also interested in branching out to notarizing adoption paperwork, both national and international. Do you have any ideas as to how to get started in this area?

    Please advise as to all.

    Thank you,

    Maggie Gutierrez
    209 204 2282

    • Maggie,

      Glad to hear you are interested in Trusts. Although I do not share my private client list I can tell you to check with Estate Planning Attorney’s in your area. ALso check for seminars selling trusts advertised in the paper for your area. Do you have a website, it should be there that you have that specialty. I will have an on line class shortly on how to handle trusts and how to find the work on my website in the next few months. Same thing with International Adoptions. Check with those agencies on how they recommend notaries for their clients. An on line class for this is also under construction.

  4. Laura:
    I just took the Trust seminar you gave for the Notary Success Summit. It was very thorough and educational. I am a fairly new notary and have done a few loan signings and a little general notary work.

    My question is, when doing general notary work, please confirm if I list each document separately in my notary journal and if the signers have to sign each time. I have been doing this and having each line signed and fingerprinted.

    Last week I had someone complain that he had to sign each line – he said in past the notary just did a horizontal line in signature section of journal and he signed one time. I responded that he was to sign for each document list as only one document could be contested and if he Sec. of State asked for a copy of my journal for this document/line – there would only be a line and partial signature.
    Please help me know correct answer for future. What about docs that are just witnessed – I assume you do not list in the journal?

    Hope you don’t mind answering question – but these are some of the things that new notaries don’t have training on unless experienced notaries or the NNA help us. Thank you for your time

    • Nikki,

      I have emailed you personally but wanted to make sure I answered your question fully. If there is anything more I can help you with please let me know.

      Always at your service

      Laura

  5. Hello Laura,

    As a retired real estate broker I have been searching for ways too stay involved and add to my income stream. Becoming a mobile notary has caught my attention as well as your articles. Would like to explore the possibility and costs involved in joining your group of people you guide/mentor.

    Regards,

    Peggy Harrington
    Walnut Creek, Ca

    • Peggy,

      we have spoken off line but wanted to follow up to see if I can do anything else to help you

      Always at your service,

      Laura

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