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. Hello Kevin,
    I am an attorney and mobile notary in Cook County, Illinois. I would love the opportunity to be a signing agent for Quicken Loans. Would you please pass on my information to your signing agent recruiting team.

    Thank you.

      1. I would like to be added to Quicken Loan’s notary team in the Greater New Orleans area. Please have someone reach out to me and I will furnish the required documents.

        Thank you

  2. I have been a paralegal and notary for 18 years. I have performed closings in the past in Duncanville, Texas and I am no located in Waxahachie, Texas. Please let me know if you are in need of a notary in my area.
    Thank you.

  3. Good Afternoon, I am a notary in Jacksonville Florida( Duval, St Johns, Baker, Clay ,Volusia, Flagler and Nassau Counties). I would like to sign up as a signing agent. Thanks for your assistance

  4. Hi, I am a licensed notary in the State of Illinois and would like more information about being a remote closing agent/signing agent for Quicken Loans. I have 15+ years of Escrow closing experience and the past 3+ years I was a remote closer. Please let me know what to do to move forward. Thanks .

  5. I am a mobile notary in Sawyerville, AL and would like information on how to become a signer for your company.

    Thank you

  6. Hello! I am a notary signing agent in the Denver, CO metro area. I have been doing loan closings for a little over 4 years and would like to be a part of your notary team. Thank you!

  7. I am a notary for a mortgage company in West Texas (midland/odessa) area, I do the closings for our clients, I would love to grow my business, can you plz send me some info on your company.

  8. I would like to be considered as a signing agent. I have been a notary for 27 years in Stanly County N.C. Thanks!

  9. I currently work for ORM as a mortgage banker and I hope to retire in 12 months. How much does a notary make per closing in the Detroit metro area? How can I be a notary that TSI would use? Just thinking ahead so I don’t just sit in front of the TV all day long:)

  10. I am a retired CPA and am a notary in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I would like to provide notary services for your loan closings in the Reston/Vienna area. Let me know how to proceed.
    Thank you, Richard

  11. I am a mobile Notary and can work in Caddo, Bossier, Webster, and Desoto Parishes. Also, an independent real estate abstractor since 2000, covering Caddo and Bossier Parishes. Would appreciate the opportunity to work with your company. Thank you!

  12. Hello, I am a notary signing agent in Baltimore, MD and I am interested in working for your company. Can you forward me some more information?

    Thank you!

  13. Hi,

    I am a Notary in the Dallas Forth Worth area . I am interested in being a signing agent for Quicken Loans. Can you forward my contact information.

    Thank you

  14. Good afternoon! I am a signing agent in Houston, Texas and interested in more information regarding being a signing agent for Quicken Loans. Can you please forward my contact information?
    Thank you!

  15. Good afternoon I am a signing agent with a very good record for providing good service. Is there a way I can signing up to be one of your signing agents? Thank you so much for your response!

  16. I am a Notary in Louisiana and am relocating to Lake Charles, LA in the last week of May. I would love to be Process Server for Quicken and would like to speak with someone in regards to that. Lake Charles, LA is booming with new home construction as well as a great influx of new persons moving there due to the new jobs being created. I see much use for myself there!

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