When it comes to closing a real estate transaction, arranging a specific date and time for all parties to meet in person may not be logistical. This is where mobile notaries can help.
Utilizing a mobile notary to finalize real estate deals, mortgage refinances, or affidavits can be an easy and legal way to get things done.
What Are Mobile Notaries?
A Notary Public is a registered person who can legally able to oversee the signing of official documents. Prior to signing documents, the Notary is responsible for screening the signer and verify that the correct person is signing.
In order to become a Notary in Florida, that person must successfully complete a state-approved course or training program to ensure he is fully equipped with the knowledge to competently sign documents.
A Mobile Notary travels to different locations to execute documents. They can be hired by title companies, lenders, or individuals looking to sign papers.
Once the signer has been verified with a valid photo I.D. like a driver’s license or passport, the documents will be signed in front of the notary. The notary will add his stamp to the document, and sign them himself, and then take the documents to the arranged location.
What Can a Mobile Notary Sign?
A Notary is a vital part of the finalization of documents. Oftentimes, both parties are unable to be present at the closing for a real estate transaction. In this case, the title company will hire a mobile notary service to travel to the party to complete the process.
In addition to property deeds and closing documents, a mobile notary will often sign wills, power of attorney documents, prenuptial agreements, and many other important documents.
A notary is not eligible to notarize documents for himself, a spouse, child, or parent. In addition, he is unable to notarize anything that will provide a financial benefit, other than the fees set forth by the state.
Mobile Notary Costs
Speaking of fees, the cost of notary public services will vary from state to state and the number of documents requiring notarization. Each state has a standard price for specific documents, and the Notary has the option of adding fees like a travel fee.
For the state of Florida, the current fees are as follows: ten dollars for acknowledgments, jurats, and verbal oaths or affirmations. If you’re looking for a ten dollar notarization you’re going to have to go to a courthouse or The UPS Store and wait in line. The clerk/notary will ask you to sign the document in front of a line of people with no privacy. After they notarize your documents, they will charge you ten dollars for each notary act.
A notary service like Notary Services of Pompano Beach 24/7 & Mobile will travel to you or your client’s location. They are available 24/7 to notarize documents in the privacy of your home, office, hospital or anywhere you choose. The Florida Notary Public will arrive at the time you desire. If you need a document printed or your document requires witnesses, we can help.
The travel fees will vary depending on time, date, location and number of notarizations. All fees will be disclosed and agreed upon prior to signing.
What to Look For in a Mobile Notary
If you or your company are looking to hire a mobile notary service for the first time, there are a few items to consider.
Be sure you go with a notary that is bonded by the National Notary Association. This means that if anything would go awry, the bonding company will pay up to $7,500 in damages.
Although it is not required by the state, an errors and omissions (E&O) policy is another step that shows the agent is serious and acts in good faith.
If the Notary will be coming to your home, also check that he or she has passed a background check to ensure your safety.
Lastly, make sure the Notary is legally licensed, and up-to-date. A notary agent’s license is valid for a four-year term.
Hiring a Mobile Notary
Notary Services of Pompano Beach is a family-owned and operated mobile notary business serving Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale by the Sea, Lighthouse Point, Deerfield Beach. They are a full-time business and provide services 24/7.
Not only will they arrange the appointment, but the associates at Notary Services of Pompano Beach will also print out the full packet for notarization ahead of time and bring them to you.
After the signing is complete, your signer can scan the documents to the correct party, or drop them at an overnight shipping location. This extra step can provide you peace of mind that your documents are being taken care of properly and professionally.
The Advantages of Using a Mobile Notary
Life is crazy and regardless of which stage you are in, sometimes you need documents notarized in a pinch. A reliable mobile notary company can provide service around the clock to make your life easier.
If you are traveling and realize you need documents signed and notarized, hiring a mobile notary can solve all of your problems. They will come to you wherever you are, on your schedule.
This prevents you from taking time away from your family or work, sitting in traffic just to get a document signed across town.
Other than saving yourself time, a huge benefit of using a mobile notary is fraud prevention. Believe it or not, the most common type of forgery is when someone adjusts documents.
A responsible notary will thoroughly review all documents prior to either party signing them, then verify each signer’s identity.
When you book a time to meet a notary, you don’t have to worry about waiting for someone to call you in to get your documents signed like you would if you were to go to a title company or attorney’s office to get papers signed or a transaction closed.
Your notary will meet you at the set location at the selected time, review the documents with you, check your identity, notarize them, and you’ll be on your way!
Book Your Notary Today
Mobile notaries are a convenient and professional way to ensure your documents are correctly signed and take care of. Plus, the added fact that they will come to you, and work around your schedule is icing on the cake!
Hiring a notary is simple, call (754) 444-9958 to speak with a Pompano Beach Mobile Notary representative today. They will help direct you to the service you need, arrange meeting details, and fulfill the action as soon as possible!
If you don’t have the time to call, simply fill out the appointment information on their website and book an appointment in advance.
Don’t waste your time driving from place to place to get your documents notarized. Call us today and let us make your life easier!