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And Drop Off The PackageYou did “almost” everything right. The call was logged and scheduled. You confirmed with the borrower. The signing went smoothly in every respect. All required “pick ups” were included. When you printed the docs you also printed a separate PDF with the FedEx airbill. You s...
05/11/2018
Your Very BestAlways do the very best work of which you are capable. Such a simple and obvious statement. Perhaps you feel that is what you already do. Unfortunately, we live in an era where many feel that “good enough” is indeed good enough. This was not always the case. Several decades ago, Zen...
05/09/2018
The Mortgage and The Note These two documents formulate the essence of the home purchase or refinance. The vast number of related documents provide essential and legal information. However, the Note and the Mortgage are really the “action” documents. In their most basic functionality: the note sp...
05/07/2018
The Last NotaryThere are very few of us left. The aliens have been very methodical in their extermination campaign against notaries. I doubt if I will be able to hold out much longer. Not many embossers left. The Notary Resistance sent me only a dozen. They taught the remaining notaries how to us...
05/04/2018
Double Check in ReverseFor about a quarter of this century I worked for a large brokerage house, the one with the pet bull; btw: its name is Native Texan (not commonly known). I installed and maintained large networks. Seriously large amounts of money transversed those networks. One key component...
05/02/2018
POA - Proceed On AlertThe Power of Attorney is perhaps the “most powerful” of all notarized documents. Some might argue the most powerful is the Will. I disagree. Wills are probated by a Court, an extended legal procedure with notifications, attorneys, and a Judge involved. On the other hand, som...
04/30/2018
Your Signature – Needs WorkNo, I’m not referring to that strange squiggle you have on file with your notary commission. I’m talking about your “other” signature. It’s the one that your email program adds at the end of virtually every email that you send. Well, I’m willing to bet that at least a h...
04/26/2018
The “Switching” Durable Power of AttorneyDurable – this means the Agent “Might” have authority at any given moment. Unlike the regular Power of Attorney, the “agency” relationship (not the specific powers) between the Principal and Agent (can) switch on and off. The status can be elusive, as it i...
04/23/2018
The Path to Notary BurnoutThere can be too much of a good thing. Being a Notary Workaholic is a slippery slope that can do real damage to your health both mental and physical. Sure, you are making money; but there is more to life than money. There are several signs that you are “overdoing” it; th...
04/19/2018
When Nature Calls the NotaryTo the classic certainties of life, death and taxes; I add peeing and pooping. For the sake of brevity and to somewhat display my immaturity, I shall revert to their earlier names: #1 & #2. I don’t know why mom chose those digits, but I well remember them. Enough refle...
04/16/2018
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