Sometimes we all need a reminder, but make sure you notarize as you go.
Make sure you have all of your I’s dotted and your T’s crossed before you go to a signing.
Stamp on Site
Remember, as they always say the customer comes first, but in reality, the law comes first. Not having everything you need for a signing can make you afoul of the law.
We’ve been made aware of too many notaries who are not notarizing on the go.
You cannot wait until you get home to stamp a document!
Not only is this just plainly unprofessional, it leads to a host of problems for the notary, including the fact it is illegal.
Additional Issues Arise for Those Who Don’t Notarize as They Go
Time and money. Two of the things most of us cherish.
But, if we don’t notarize as we go, we lose both.
Not only do we lose the time of having to go back to make the signing legal, we also have to waste the time of our signers, who are probably not going to be happy about it. And they will and do complain about it.
Time is money you could have used to perform another signing or a myriad of other things that are more important to you than fixing a signing.
And that same time is money as well, for our signers.
Error Rate Rises
To be the best, you have to do the best while making your signers feel comfortable and happy.
We’ve talked about how to be a go to notary before, and getting our signings right the first time is a big step in the right direction.
Let’s face it. If your error rate goes up, the confidence your clients have in you wanes. Whether they are private clients, or a signing service such as ourselves, it moves you down the list of notaries they want to use.
Bad signings reflect badly on you, and will make your partners less likely to work with you in the future.
The Deadly Trifecta
Some things we never want:
- Wasted Time
- Wasted Money
- Wasted Effort
- Increased Error Rate
- A Lack of Faith from our Clients
So, please, don’t wait until you get home. Get your signings right and notarize on the go.