Did you know that all signing agents are notary publics, but not all notary publics are signing agents? It’s true: There are nearly 4.4 million notaries in the United States, and a good percentage of them are also loan signing agents. 

In companies and businesses, a notary or signing agent’s services are often in high need. Whether it’s a corporate office, a bank, or a car dealership, having a notary onboard that can verify and witness legal documents is essential to ensuring a smooth and operational workday. 

But what’s the difference between a notary and a signing agent? Although they start on similar paths, they’re not the same thing: Notaries are there to verify identities and witness signatures while signing agents are certified to walk borrowers through specific loan-signing documents. 

Why Do You Need A Mobile Notary Public?
What is a notary public?

Trust us, you’re not the first to ask that. There’s a reason why Notary Publics are becoming a lucrative “side hustle” for entrepreneurs with a legal background.

Now more than ever, people need notaries to do the duties that everyday citizens can’t perform — without having to pay expensive lawyer fees.

Figures vary by states, but Notary Publics are often the largest group of public officials. There are currently 95,000 Notary Publics operational across the State of Indiana, for example. And the national growth of notaries has been fairly consistent, save a stretch in the late 2000s.

And the national growth of notaries has been fairly consistent, save a stretch in the late 2000s.

Can You Notarize For a Family Member?

“Can I notarize for a family member?” is one of the most common questions our notaries get.

It’s a natural – and often innocently posed – question.

Nothing is more convenient than having a qualified and capable family member when it comes to the aspects of life we consider “mundane.” Tasks like notarizing documents can certainly fall into that category.

Mobile Notary Services vs. The UPS Store

From mortgages and prenups to statements and sworn affidavits, there are a wide variety of documents that will fail to hold any legal weight if a notary doesn’t verify your signature.

Although using a UPS notary may seem like your best (or easiest) option, there are plenty of reasons to choose a mobile notary instead.

If you’re trying to find a notary online, two defining factors are probably high on your list: their location and their validity. Knowing where to find a notary is only half the battle. Reaching them and finding the time to do so is the other half.

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