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Difference between a Notary and a Notary Signing Agent

A notary is a public official who is authorized by the state government to witness and certify the signing of legal documents such as deeds, contracts, and affidavits. They are responsible for verifying the identity of the signers and ensuring that they understand the contents of the document they are signing.

A notary signing agent is a specialized type of notary who is specifically trained and authorized to handle the signing of real estate documents. They play a crucial role in the closing process for real estate transactions, ensuring that all parties sign the necessary documents accurately and legally. Notary signing agents are often hired by title companies or mortgage lenders to facilitate the closing process and ensure that all paperwork is completed correctly. They may also be called mobile notaries, as they often travel to the location where the documents are being signed, such as a borrower’s home or a title company’s office.

It is important to note that not all notaries are also notary signing agents, as the latter requires additional training and certification.

Shaunna King
Author: Shaunna King

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