A notary signing agent usually works as an independent contractor in the real estate field. This job is often performed as a side job. The signing agent helps clients through the buying and selling process. Though notary signing agents are usually not able to give legal advice to signers, knowledge of the real estate process and the terms relating to the field is important. The signing agent makes sure that the parties have signed the documents relating to the transaction properly.
The signing agent will operate on a per job basis. Usually, this job is carried out on weekdays, though some positions may require the signing agent to work on weekends to accommodate client needs. Marketing skills will come in handy, as the notary signing agent will often have to personally find clients.
The notary signing agent should have obtained certification as a notary public or a notary signing agent. Usually, a course is not necessary, though it is often helpful to understand the duties of the job. An exam is a part of the process in some states. A clean background is usually necessary. This job is often a mobile position, so the notary will travel from place to place to meet with clients. Therefore, a valid driver’s license is usually necessary. It is important to be able to keep the client’s information safe and confidential. Strong customer service skills are important, so that a good reputation is maintained and clients will return in the future.