Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Rules for New Signing Agents to Remember (Notarizing Recordable Documents)

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I get to know a lot of new notaries in the Texas Notary Professionals Facebook Group
There's so much for them to learn.  Sometimes the mother instinct kicks in...I think "How can I help them know how not to mess up this one little thing?"
  
Hopefully, this ugly yellow post will be memorable!

Dear New Notary Signing Agents, 

Recordable Documents HANDLE WITH CARE!
CLICK TO OPEN UP THIS UGLY
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Stay out of the 1" margin around your notarial certificates, especially when attached to deeds or deeds of trust and mortgages.
  • Don't stamp in the margin.  
  • Don't write in the margin. 
  • Don't use half-sheets for certificates.

I don't make up the rules, I just tell you about them!

Merry Christmas!  
Love, Mom!












The internet inundates us with information...I'm just trying to be really loud and obnoxious about this.  


If you don't remember anything else from my blog, 
remember to be careful about notarizing recordable documents.  

Below you will see a couple of excerpts from 






MORE SOURCES:
Pria.us - Real Estate Document Formatting (March 2000) and 
Notary Best Practices for Recordable Documents (2011) – collected on 1/29/16.
Stewart Title Recording Fees and Requirements – collected on 2/22/16.



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