Notaries and the Role They Play In the Closing of Your Home Loan - Quicken Loans Zing BlogAt Quicken Loans we strive to make the closing of your mortgage as quick, easy, and effortless as possible. One way we make that happen is with our current closing process. After you’ve confirmed a date, time and selected a location of your choice, we will select one of our best notaries to meet you at that location for the signing. It may seem a little odd that we would send someone whom you’ve never met to sign all of these important documents, but we want to do everything in our power to ensure this is the most undemanding mortgage process ever. Even if it means coming to your home for the closing so you don’t have to get out of your pajamas. So to ease some of your apprehension about the notion of allowing a stranger in your space, let’s break this down and not only discuss the notary’s role in the transaction but also discuss the benefits of having one.

What Are Notaries and What Do they Do?

According to Merriam-Webster, a notary is “a public officer who certifies and attests to the authenticity of writing (e.g., deeds) and takes affidavits, depositions, and protests of negotiable instrument.” In layman’s terms, a notary is someone who is legally authorized to sign documents. Once the signing is complete, the notary will take the documents, place them in a UPS box along with the UPS label that we have provided for them and send them back to us to ensure that everything was signed properly before we ship them off to the county for recording. Without the notary’s stamp and signature, your documents aren’t considered valid, and your state won’t accept the documents once they are sent for recording. You would have to resign all the documentation again.

How We Select Our Notaries

Once you’ve completed the scheduling call and have secured your date and time, our sister company who handled all of the title work (Title Source) will reach out to one of their trusted vendors to find the person with the highest satisfaction rate in your area. In order to be considered for the position the potential notary must send in their W-9’s, a copy of their notaries commission (license), go through an extensive background check as well as send us their resume with three business referrals. Pretty thorough, right? Once the selection has been made, the notary will reach out to you to make an introduction before coming to your closing location.

Benefits of Notaries

Most notaries are mobile, which means although they don’t have an office where you can meet, they are able to travel and meet you almost wherever you want. As previously stated, most of our clients prefer to close in the comfort of their own home. However if you would like to meet at a coffee shop or a library, the notary will have no problem meeting you there. Another benefit of having a notary perform the closing is their ability to bring a witness should one be required to sign the mortgage. That’s right, depending on the state that you live in, you may be required to provide a witness and have them sign the mortgage. No worries, we’re able to help you with that. Once we schedule the closing, we’ll contact our notary team and have them assign a notary who will be able to bring a witness with them if needed. Just one less thing you have to worry about.

If you have any questions regarding notaries and their role in closing you home loan please let us know in the comment section below.

 

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  1. I have been a Certified Signing Specialists in Northwest Indiana for over 3 years. I love what I do and would love to be part of the Quicken team. Thank you.

    1. Hi Teri:

      I’m going to pass your information along to our recruiting team. Thanks for reaching out and have a great day!

      Thanks,
      Kevin

  2. Hello i’m Corketa Martin and I would like for you to pass my name to the right people as well. I’m in Tennessee and I have been doing closings for about 4 years a notary for over 10 years. I’m a NNA certified signing agent with background check up to date. I am a licensed real estate agent as well. Thanks in Advance

    Corkelou@aol.com

    1. Hi Corker:

      I can put you in touch with the right people to give you information on becoming one of our signing agents. We also have a program for real estate agents as well. I’m going to pass your contact information along.

      Thanks,
      Kevin Graham

  3. Hello. I am also VERY interested in getting signed up with Quicken loans as a Signing Agent/ mobile Notary! I have been doing loan closing for the past 6.5 yrs. with over 1000 loans closed. I also used to hold a FL real estate sales license as well – so I am VERY familiar with all the closing paper work! I am also an NNA certified signing agent with current background check on file! I can be reached at (850)685-5081 or thru email as well. I look forward to working with you! :)

    1. Hi Cassandra:

      I’m going to get this information in front of the right people and they’ll be reaching out. Have a good day!

      Thanks,
      Kevin Graham

  4. Hello,

    Happy News Years. I am a notary here in the Essex County, New Jersey Area and would love to become apart of such an exciting team. I see Quicken Lones on many Commercials daily and find them to be a great company to work with. I am available at anytime and would love to for you to contact me at 973.289.5420 by text or email for any assignment.

    1. Hi Veronica:

      I’m going to pass your contact information along to the right team. Thanks for reaching out!

      Kevin Graham

  5. Hello, I am from Northern, NJ. Would you kindly forward my name and contact to the closing department? I would very much like to join your team of mobile Notaries. I have been a Notary since 1992, am a certified Paralegal, and have completed 1000’s of witness signings since 2003. Thank you so much for your help!
    Deborah McGovern
    agiftednotary@yahoo.com

  6. Hello! I am a notary public/certified signing agent, as well as an NNA member and I am very interested in working with Quicken Loans. I have been doing closing for 2+ years and have been in the mortgage industry for over 6 years. Looking forward to hearing from you :-)

    Thank you,

    Tiffany E. Hill
    T&T Mobile Notary

    Cell: (214) 274-9306
    Email: tehillnsa@gmail.com.

  7. I am currently a banker and a mobile notary for the state of California, I live in Los Angeles and would love to be part of the quicken loans team. please send me all information so I can get started. thank you!!

    1. Hi Mark:

      If you’re interested in joining our team as a banker, check out our careers website. If you’re interested in becoming a notary, I’m going to pass your name along to the right people.

      Thanks,
      Kevin Graham

  8. Goodmorning, My name is Elizabeth and I am interested in been part of your loan signing agent team in Orlando, FL. Please send me all of the required informations or let me know who I should contact.
    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Thanks!

    1. Good morning, Elizabeth! I’m going to forward your request to our signing agent recruiting team. Have a good day!

      Kevin Graham

  9. My name is Adriana Burden. I am a notary public/certified signing agent in California. As a former Quicken customer myself, I would love the opportunity to work for such an awesome company. Please let me know what I need to do to sign up as a signing agent for you.
    Thank you!!
    909-272-3824
    ab4notarypublic@gmail.com

  10. My name is Shamekia Hill. I currently reside in Huntsville, AL, but I am willing to travel. I am a notary and would love to provide signing agent services for your company. I can be reached at shamekiahill@yahoo.com or 678-790-0090.

  11. Hi, Quicken Loan I’m interested in a signing agent position for your company for Carlsbad, CA. please send me information. Thanks

  12. HI, Quicken Loan I’m in the process of becoming a signing agent and would like to find out how to become an agent in Carlsbad, CA area please send me information on the procedures. Thanks.

    1. Happy Friday, Lenovle! Thanks for your interest. I’ll be sure to get your information into the right hands at Quicken Loans. Have a nice weekend!

  13. It’s actually a great and useful piece of information. I am glad that you just shared this useful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  14. I am a notary in the Atlanta, GA area. I am interested in being a signing agent for your company.

    Thank you

    Victoria Pate

    1. Thanks for your interest, Victoria. I’ll get your information to the right people at Quicken Loans. Have a nice day!

  15. I am a current real estate agent in Arizona and would like to receive information on working as a signing agent for Quicken Loans.

    Please email me information.

  16. Hi, I’m in the Virginia area. Business is located in N.C. I am a mobile notary. Interested in becoming a signing agent for Quicken Loans
    Thanks

    1. Good morning, Bonita. Thanks for your interest. I’ll get your info in front of the proper people at Quicken Loans.

  17. Hi. I am a NNA Certified Signing Agent looking to grow my business and work with reputable companies. I have been a real estate agent for over 15 years and doing signings for various companies for over 5. My parents recently refinanced with Quicken Loans and I was impressed. I would love to be added to your list of signing agents that do mobile closings for Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, VA. My contact info is as follows:

    Lisa Pleas
    Cell: 757-754-0924
    Email: AMobileNotaryForYou@gmail.com

    Thanks!

    1. Thanks for reaching out to us, Lisa. I’ll make sure your information gets in front of the right people. Have a good one!

  18. Hello,
    I am an independent mobile notary in Tennessee and Alabama. I would like to become a signing agent for Quicken Loans.

    Thanks,
    Joyce
    470-343-1778

  19. I would like to become a vendor (mobile notary) for Quicken Loans……I am in the process of obtaining my notary in the state of AZ. Please forward my information to the Notary department and please have someone contact me at their earliest convenience. Thank you.

  20. Hi, I am a notary in Georgia. I am interested in becoming a Notary/Signing Agent for Quicken Loans.
    Can someone please send me the information on what I need to do to start signing for quicken
    Have a wonderful day!

    Thank You,
    Joyce McClain
    470-343-1778

  21. Hi, my name is Ali and I’m a certified mobile signing agent in the Miami, FL area. I would love to join your team at Quicken Loans as soon as possible. I meet all the criteria required as a signing agent. I’m also a realtor and have also worked as a paralegal for many years. I feel my background is very beneficial in the signing agent field. I can be reached at 786-382-8432.

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