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 4, 2017

Click for details about the Notary Symposium

Personal One-on-One Training:

Choose from any of the topics below, or customize to suit your signing/mobile notary business needs.

  • A-Z Loan Signings -- What a new NSA should know, from acceptance of the appointment to securing payment when completed.
  • Elevator Pitch, Resumes, & Profiles--Oh My! --  How to package your skills, knowledge, experience, and training to gain attention in a world of competition.
  • The Brand called You -- How to develop your company brand and market on a shoestring.
  • Tips and Tricks for the Advanced Notary -- Handling inappropriate requests, representative signers, out-of-state wording, and non-friendly notary forms in loan packages, as well as shortcuts for efficiencies.
  • POAs in Health Care Settings -- Screening for awareness, Facility resources, When do I need an ombudsman, how to handle signature by mark and Identification issues.
  • Mock signings -- Practice performing a loan signing using actual loan documents.

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.

8 thoughts on “For Notaries

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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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