Brittney decided to become a notary, while pursuing a Certificate in Paralegal Studies, after discovering the significant role notaries play in the legal field.
“I became licensed in February 2017,” says Brittney. “In August 2018, I wanted to make more use of my commission, so I became a notary loan signing agent.”
In this capacity, Brittney works in the mortgage and title industry for numerous companies as an independent contractor notarizing loan closings. Five years in, Brittney gets a great deal of satisfaction from her career.
“What I find most rewarding about it is being of service to my community. I like that I am helping people.”
At times, notaries have to act expediently to ensure a signing happens on time. Often Brittney has gone above and beyond to ensure a signing deadline was met.
“One time I traveled a long distance to meet with the signers at an airport before they boarded a flight to another country. It was a sudden request and time sensitive, but I got it done.”
Being flexible and accommodating are two attributes you need to have as a professional notary, but there are many more.
“Punctuality is important as is managing expectations by going over stipulations with the customer, this ensures a seamless and painless closing process,” says Brittney. “The highest standard of care must be exercised too when verifying customers’ identities to prevent fraud and to make sure signers are willing and capable of executing documents. And, of course, making our customers feel comfortable and in control of the signing process is also important.”