According to a report, the demand for mobile notaries increased tremendously in 2020. Due to the pandemic, many people replanned their finances, making decisions that needed notarization. Because there was a restriction on movements, mobile notaries were the preferred option. The need to notarize a document usually comes as an urgent request, and we don’t have the luxury of time. Because the mobile notary profession is relatively new, not many know their functions. In this article, I’ll discuss everything you need to know about a mobile notary
- Who is a mobile notary and its function?
A notary is anyone who helps you with the notarization process. The primary function of a notary is to act as a witness to signing a document. The first function of a mobile notary is to verify the identity of all of the signers. For instance, if a family of four is to sign a document, the first job of the mobile notary is to ensure that the signers are all members of the family. After confirming, the notary must be present when any of the members are signing the document. Likewise, it’s the notary’s job to ensure that each sign has a clear understanding of the document they’re about to sign. After that, none of the signers should be signing the document under compulsion. Lastly, the notary will also sign and stamp the document as proof of his service.
- Pros of hiring a mobile notary?
If you have plans of notarization of any document, it’s wise to contact a mobile notary. Some of the advantages you’ll experience for hiring a mobile notary includes;
- Time-efficient: If you have a busy schedule, looking for a notary and other signatories can be a daunting task. When you hire a notary, however, you’re the one who sets the schedule at a convenient time, and you agree to the location of the notarization process. Thus, you’re saving yourself time.
- Quick notarization: With a mobile notary, you can have your notarization documents signed within a day. All you need is for the signatories and mobile notary to be present at the same time.
- Saves cost: The amount of money you’ll spend looking for a notary can be held by a mobile notary. Luckily, a mobile notary will only cost you affordable prices and is sometimes influenced by the state’s laws.
- Flexible time and location: A mobile notary that understands their job descriptions will not mind traveling far distances to offer services. Likewise, you can schedule a time outside work hours with most mobile notaries, giving room for flexibility.
- Can You Become a Mobile notary?
Yes, you can become a mobile notary! According to a survey, people who took the notary profession to earn as much as $2000 every month. While this may be a mouthwatering offer, the process of becoming a mobile notary isn’t simple and it can be risky. Some of the risks involved include;
- You may not experience a steady flow of money monthly.
- You can get into trouble for notarization of wrong documents
- You need capital to start the business either as a part-time or full-time career. This capital will cover your application costs, your stamps, stationery, and the notary courses.