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Notarize Partners with Ellie Mae to Empower Every Borrower to Close Online

Our mission is to help people get into their dream home faster and for less cost. Digitizing the closing is the last thing keeping lenders from meeting consumers’ expectations. We partnered with Guaranteed Rate to reimagine the borrower experience for millions, and today, we're taking the next step to help lenders realize the vision of the complete digital mortgage process. 

Today we're announcing that we're partnering with Ellie Mae on an integration with Encompass, empowering lenders to access Notarize’s digital closing platform so every borrower can close online, from hybrid to full remote online closings.

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This Week at Notarize Episode #14: 5-Star Reviews Aren't Accidents

"Cupcakes aren't accidents." That's what our motivational sign at Notarize should say. Every time we hit a new milestone – something that is truly in a new territory – we get cupcakes in the office.

This week I was super excited to interview Ashley Spiess, who is the Senior Director of Operations at Notarize, and someone who is on the front lines of building the teams, frameworks, and experiences that help us reach new milestones. It truly takes a village to grow as much as we've grown, and with over 5,000 5-star reviews in Q3 alone, Ashley is constantly thinking about how we shape our organization on how we improve our internal operations, and customer experience. 

So, with that said, welcome back to the show!

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What to Expect at Rewired

When we announced our first ever conference, we couldn’t have imagined how many people would be interested in attending. Rewired is November 18 in Miami, Florida. At the time of this writing, we’re just about sold out, and are blown away by the caliber of speakers. Guaranteed Rate, Opendoor, Fannie Mae, Ginnie Mae – it’s set up to be a contender of conference of the year.

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Wyndham Capital Mortgage Builds the Modern Mortgage Company, Launches Online Closings with Notarize

2019 has been an incredible year of momentum. From scaling the largest lenders in the country, to opening up our title agent network nationwide, we've now facilitated more than $8 billion of real estate entirely online.

Today we're excited to share that Wyndham Capital Mortgage has officially launched 100% online closings with Notarize, to truly bring their vision of a modern mortgage company to fruition. Completing their first digital closing in under an hour, a borrower in Virginia was able to close on his loan without leaving the house.

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This Week at Notarize Episode #13: Service Should be a Company-Wide Goal

I can't believe we've done 13 episodes of This Week at Notarize. What started as an idea from our CEO Pat Kinsel for a short news segment behind a desk has turned into a series where people around the world get to hear from those who are building Notarize as we share the exciting milestones shaping the future of our company, and the industries we serve. 

This week I was super excited to interview Rob Gagnon, who heads up our QA department at Notarize, and has led cross-functional initiatives around customer experience, and customer service. Such a big part of the success we've seen at Notarize, centers around service, from our QA team to our frontline operations teams. That's why some of my favorite episodes have been been on this topic.

So, with that said, welcome back to the show!

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Turning Every County into an E-Recording County: What You Need to Know About “Papering Out” and Recording Electronic Records

The entire real estate industry has seen a massive shift in excitement to move towards a world of remote online notarizations, and fully online real estate closings. As of today, thousands of homes have already been bought and sold online, with the help of progressive underwriters and e-recording counties.

Up until recently, you could only close on a home fully online if your property was in a county which had fully implemented e-recording. 

But as of September 1, 2019, every county in TX is now able to record a document from a fully online closing, , thanks to SB 2128.

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Notarize Partners with Dropbox to Offer Online Notarizations to Millions

The most impactful companies in the world have massively aspirational goals and the right partners to help them get there. Notarize is not only introducing technology to industries that may have never seen its impact, but we’re also changing the way people work. To be able to empower any company to run their business entirely online, and power the economy, we knew we needed to partner with those who could help us meet our customers where they work.

That’s why today we’re excited to announce our partnership with Dropbox, to offer an extension that helps people notarize documents from anywhere in the world, right from within their Dropbox account.

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Culture is Simple. Building It is Hard. Advice to Growing Companies.

When I was a senior in college, I interviewed at many tech startups while looking for a job. I knew what I was looking for in a company, but I didn’t quite know how to put it into words. I’m not even sure I thought too hard about how to, because I had a word in front of me that seemed perfect. It was the buzzword that has become the matcha latte equivalent of working at a startup: culture.

Every interviewer gave me slightly different answers about what their “culture” was like.

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This Week at Notarize Episode #11: Creating Industry-Leading Training with Notarize Academy

Any successful company who has really changed the way people do business, has created a community around it; a movement. Earlier this year when we published the Complete Guide to Remote Online Notarization, we never imagined it would be downloaded and read 3,000 times. Then, a lightbulb went off. Our customers, and those really interested in using this technology to improve the experience for their customers, wanted more resources -- anything they could get their hands on.

That's why we announced Notarize Academy as an on-demand video training series for title companies. Since then, we rolled out Notarize Academy for mortgage companies as well. That's why I'm excited to share this week's interview with Lauren Hintz, the mastermind behind Academy. 

Welcome back to the show!

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This Week at Notarize Episode #10: Under the Hood of Notarize as a Business

Yesterday we announced that Brian Mirek joined Notarize as its VP of Sales, so it only makes sense that we bring on the big guns for this week's episode of This Week at Notarize. They said we shouldn't bring someone from finance on the show, but Myles Lane, our VP of Finance, is our latest guest to give you an inside look under the hood of Notarize as a business. 

We're onto Q4 but we have a lot more news to share soon 🤫

Welcome back to the show!

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