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What is the “Affidavit of Non-Foreign Status”?

One of the most common questions Notary2Pro founder Carol Ray would receive from graduates before, during, and after signings was regarding the “Affidavit of Non-Foreign Status” document. This document can also be referred to as a Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA). This document shows up in a Seller’s package. The Internal Revenue […]

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What are Notarial Acts, Why Should Notaries’ Public and Loan Signing Agents Track Them, and How Do They Affect Your Taxes?

Every official document you handle as a notary public or loan signing agent involves a critical process called notarial acts or notarization. This process, a cornerstone of legal and financial transactions, entails the meticulous recording of facts in a notary certificate. These actions are then authenticated by your signature, an official seal, and the structured

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Understanding the Differences: Signing Services, Title Companies, and Other Loan Signing Service Providers

Within the world of loan signings, various entities assume pivotal roles in orchestrating seamless transactions. While “Signing Services” and “Title Companies” are often used interchangeably, discerning their nuances, alongside other loan signing service providers, proves paramount. This blog post will help to elucidate the differences between signing services, title companies, and various entities engaged in

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The Importance of Training to Become a Professional Loan Signing Agent

Title: The Importance of Training to Become a Professional Loan Signing Agent If you are one who is interested in creating a career for yourself being a Loan Signing Agent, Notary2Pro is the perfect place to start. Because of their essential position in the real estate market, becoming a professional loan signing agent necessitates specialized

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Defend YOUR Identity: Five Tips to Prevent Tax Identity Theft As A Notary Public

Content: In the past, on our website and in the Elite course, Notary2Pro has shown you how to protect your clients from ID theft, but did you know that Notaries are also subject to ID theft? The following article delves into a pressing concern for notaries and loan signing agents – tax identity theft. Access

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What is the Difference Between an Oath and an Affirmation?

All notaries will find themselves often administering Oaths and Affirmations.  Do you ever wonder what the differences are?  It is essential for notary publics to know and understand the importance, the difference, and how to administer the oath and affirmation.  Notary2Pro faculty member Stephanie Rowland says “I enjoy giving the oath as it gives a

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Make the Most of the 2022 Tax Season as a Notary & Loan Signing Agent!

The most successful loan signing agents and notaries public build their reputation through consistency. Notaries and loan signing agents translate their skills into tax season by remaining error-free, organized, prepared, and understanding deductions! Organization is Key Whether you provide occasional notarial services to a friend, perform notarial tasks in your current position, or provide mobile

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Student Spotlight

Christine Oldham, BS, PMP, CNSA, a longtime student of Notary2Pro, is a fantastic success story. Initially, having no experience, Christine needed to gain knowledge about the Loan Signing Agent business and was encouraged by a friend to look into it. Christine researched, joined several organizations, and took multiple training courses. “I strongly recommend educating yourself

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