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Bringing notarization into the 21st Century

More than 1,000 Title Agents are now in the Notarize Network

We introduced Notarize for Title Agents in the spring of 2018 to enable title agents across the country to serve buyers and sellers online.

Just nine months after launching the platform, we’re proud to announce that more than 1,000 title agents are now part of the Notarize Network, ushering in a movement of fully digital closings across the country.

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Notarize Welcomes Mixpanel’s Jake Ramey as Vice President of Customer Success

We often talk about how online notarizations help people execute the most important transactions of their lives, but they also impact how entire industries operate. As we continue to work with companies of all sizes, we naturally become collaborators in our partners’ transformation to digital, efficient, customer-centric leaders.

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Utah Passes Remote Online Notarization Bill

Today, the Utah State Senate passed legislation in support of statewide remote online notarization adoption and regulation. If signed into law, Utah would become the 11th state to empower notaries to notarize documents online from anywhere at any time.

House Bill 52 will now head to the desk of Governor Gary Herbert, where he will have 20 days to sign the bill, veto it, or let it become law without his signature.

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Notarize Welcomes Liz Graham as Chief Operating Officer

When we launched Notarize in 2015, we set out to jumpstart a stagnant notarization industry. Along the way, we’ve changed laws, partnered with some of the best in the business, and learned a ton about what it means to bring an online notary platform to millions of people around the world.

As we embark on our next stage of growth, I’m excited to welcome Liz Graham to Notarize as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

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Notarize, Redfin, Westcor and TitleOne Complete Minnesota’s First Online Closing

On a day when wind chills in Minnesota reached 55 degrees below zero and UPS was closed for safety reasons, Notarize, Redfin, Westcor, and TitleOne completed what we believe is the state’s first online closing. A California home buyer used a Virginia notary to close on their home less than a month after Minnesota’s remote online notarization law went into effect.

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Trust & Will and Notarize Partner to Deliver Nation’s First End-to-End Digital Will

Life is full of unforgettable moments, few of which carry more weight than planning an estate. We all want what’s best for our loved ones, and part of that is ensuring the people in our lives are taken care of when we’re gone.

Today, we’ve helped make estate planning easier.

Trust & Will, the easiest way to create, edit, and manage your estate documents, completed the first end-to-end digital Will powered by Notarize. The nation’s first, end-to-end digital Will was completed in Las Vegas, Nevada in minutes -- a process that would have normally taken over an hour.

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Redfin Closes “Instant” Mortgage with Notarize

Notarize celebrated its 1,000th online mortgage transaction at the start of 2019, just 18 months after completing the first online closing in the country. We’re thrilled about the momentum we’re seeing in the market, including key partnerships with some of the leader in the mortgage industry.

This includes our friends at Redfin, whose agents recently sourced and funded a loan in less than two hours, performing one of the fastest online closings in the industry.

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Notarize Offers Free Notarizations For Federal Employees During Government Shutdown

The current government shutdown has lasted an historic 24 days, leaving federal employees searching for answers while their world has been flipped upside down.

We want to do our small part to help. Beginning today, Notarize is offering free notarizations during the government shutdown for all federal employees who sign up for an account with a .gov email address.

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Lessons learned in closing over 1,000 mortgage transactions online

In the summer of 2017, we made history. On a Friday in July, an Illinois resident bought a home in Texas using a Texas title company, a Michigan lender, and a Virginia notary. The buyer completed their closing online, saving thousands of dollars in travel, hundreds of sheets of paper, and days in shipping.

Notarize has done over 1,000 online mortgage transactions since then, and we’ve learned a few things. The most obvious lesson is that no two stories are alike.

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How to Prepare for Remote Online Notarization in 2019

Remote online notarizations allow anyone in any state (except Iowa) to get their documents notarized through a remote notary online, and the number states adopting notary laws is growing faster than we could have ever anticipated.

In 2018, Texas and Nevada began enforcing online notarization laws, and six additional states enacted laws that will allow their notaries to perform remote online notarizations in 2019: Minnesota, Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, and Vermont.

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