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Announcing Notarize and Westcor: Together, Enabling Online Mortgage Closings in 16 States

At Notarize, it’s our mission to help people execute the most important transactions of their lives, including one of life’s most important decisions – the purchase of a new home or mortgage.

That's why we built Notarize for Mortgage and Notarize for Title Agents, giving anyone the ability to complete real estate transactions from the convenience of their own home. Since the launch of our mortgage platform just five months ago, we've worked with some of the largest lenders and title agents in the country to offer online closings in several states. But we’re not done there.

To help us on our mission to deliver online mortgage solutions to more people, we’re excited to announce that Westcor Land Title Insurance Company, one of the nation’s largest title insurers, has chosen Notarize as the Preferred Online Closing Platform to make online real estate closings available to millions more.

Notarize for Mortgage is the first solution to enable an entirely online mortgage closing in Washington, Illinois, Virginia, and Montana, and most recently Alabama and Mississippi. Starting today, our partnership with Westcor brings fully digital closings in 16 states and to 103 million more Americans.

Title agents and lenders can now initiate online closing with Notarize in these states:

Notarize for Mortgage is available for all transaction types, including purchase, refinance, HELOCs, and all cash transactions. And starting today, existing Notarize customers and Westcor partners will be among the first to offer online closings in 16 states.

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Banding Together to Improve the Closing Experience for All

Westcor works tirelessly to support title agents across the country and together, we will equip thousands of agents with Notarize to offer a better signing and notarization experience for all parties involved. Notarize is the only company that allows a borrower to click to close when and wherever they like – no scheduling required that disrupts your life and no driving to the closing.

By choosing us as the preferred partner for online closings and signings, we’re able to arm Westcor independent title agents with a secure, scalable platform to serve lenders’ online closings and initiate their own notarizations, signings, and transactions.

“At Westcor, we’re focused on giving agents the tools they need to compete and win in today’s market. Notarize will enable our title agent partners to meet borrowers online for the first time, when and where they want. It not only offers a better user experience, it significantly reduces agents’ operational costs. We are live with Notarize and are eager to support any lender or title agent looking to offer their borrowers an online closing or signing in these markets.”

- Mary O’Donnell
  President & CEO, Westcor Land Title Insurance Company

We’re excited about the future of our partnership with Westcor and will continue on our shared mission to bring online closings to even more people. Stay tuned.

Interested lenders and title agents can learn more by scheduling a demo here.

- Adam

online closings

You have notarization questions, we have notarization answers. While we at Notarize pride ourselves on providing helpful resources (like this blog!) to demystify notarization, we’re not lawyers and don’t give legal advice. Pro tip: always check with your own attorneys, advisors, or document recipients if you have further questions about notarization or digitally notarized docs.

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 as it moves towards a world of remote online notarizations and fully online real estate closings. Thousands of homes have already been bought and sold online with the help of progressive underwriters and counties that are accepting electronic-recording, or eRecordings.

Until recently, you could only complete an end-to-end digital closing if your property was in an eRecording county. But as of January 1, 2020, a total of 10 states now have laws that allow recording entities, at their option, to record a true and complete paper printout of an electronic document.

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