I’m frequently asked, “what are the exact supplies you need to be a loan signing agent and where can I get them?”
It should be no surprise that the answer is Amazon! I mean, what don't they sell!?
I buy almost all of my supplies from Amazon. Paper, ink, and even my printer.
So, now that you know where I personally buy my supplies, let me show you exactly what you need. And don't worry, I provide links below should you need them!
Before I get started on what supplies you need, remember there is no need to overpay for your supplies. Your supplies won't win you any more business. Nobody will care if your notary stamp has an LED flashlight attached to it or has the most advanced self inking device. The items I list below are the most practical that I’ve found.
So, let's start off with the actual notary stamp. Amazon can get it made for $14. That's right. Less than 15 bucks! Simply order it and they’ll guide you on how to get your exact stamp for your state.
I’m frequently asked, “Mark, should I wait to take the Loan Signing System Training Course until after I have received my notary commission?”
The answer is absolutely not.
Let me be the first to tell you that becoming a notary public loan signing agent is NOT a get rich quick scheme. It is a legitimate profession that thousands of people are doing to make great money working for themselves.
There will be a learning curve since you have to learn a new skill. The fact of the matter is you can’t learn how to become a loan signing agent that makes anywhere from $75 to $200 per hour long appointment in an evening or two.
Just like you can't learn to be a chef in an evening or two. Or learn how to hit a golf ball in a day or two.
Learning how to navigate a borrower through a set of loan docs will take some studying and you will want to do that BEFORE you get your notary commission in the mail.
Which Notary Public Loan Signing Agent Certification Should You Get First: NNA or Loan Signing System?
I'm frequently asked, “I know I need to take your certification and the NNA's but what which one do I need to take first?”
The answer depends if you're a beginning loan signing agent or not.
I'm always asked, “Mark, what’s the one tip you can give a signing agent that will significantly grow their loan signing business?”
And it's funny, my biggest tip I can give to grow your signing agent business has nothing to do specifically with being a signing agent at all.
My one tip for you to grow your signing agent business is to show gratitude.
If you are looking to try to get more notary public loan signing agent jobs, read this blog!
I’m constantly emailed this comment from loan signing agents looking at getting business From mortgage professionals: “Mark, I've dropped off business cards at numerous escrow and title companies and mortgage broker and real estate offices, and I spend a ton of money on marketing materials but never get a phone call back to get more loan signing jobs. Can you help me please?”
I'm constantly asked by people looking to go full time, “Mark, can you really make $100,000 a year as a notary loan signing agent? And if so, how is it possible?”
First and foremost. Yes, yes, and yes!! 100%.
So let's break it down.
First, let’s talk about how you get there mathematically. If we use the industry average of $150 per signing. $100,000 divided by $150 signing fee equals 667 signings you need to accomplish in one calendar year. Or more specifically, you need to do about 13 signings a week.
Yes, to make six figures as a signing agent you need to do only 13 signings a week.
I’m frequently asked, “Mark, what forms of IDs can be used for a loan signing? What if an ID is expired? And what about using credible identifying witnesses?”
Well, the answer varies depending on a few factors.
First and foremost, be sure to have knowledge of your state’s notarial laws regarding acceptable forms of IDs.
But, whatever your state may allow you to identify, a borrower may NOT be accepted with what a lender would allow.
I'm frequently asked, "What exactly is a signing service? And what is the difference between a signing service and signing agent database?"
About the Author
Mark Wills is the course instructor of the top rated Loan Signing System agent training course. He has been an active professional loan signing agent for nearly 15 years and owns a loan signing service that does thousands of signings a year.