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This Week at Notarize Episode #15: What It Takes to Change Laws and Move an Industry

We're closing out 2019 with a bang. We just got back from our conference, Rewired, and it was a major success. With over 300 attendees from more than 200 companies, we brought together the leaders of the real estate industry for a one day event that had one attendee saying this:

"If I only go to one conference next year, it has to be Rewired."

That's why I was excited to have Adam Pase on this episode of This Week at Notarize. As Co-Founder, Adam knows exactly what it took over the last four years to change laws and create a movement so that hundreds, including Fannie Mae, Ginnie Mae, Opendoor, Guaranteed Rate and others, would come to our conference about the future of the industry.

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

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Notarize Announces Partnership with FAN as the First in the Country to Use Notarize’s Award-Winning Tools to Perform Their Own Online Closings

Rewired was a massive success. With more than 300 attendees from over 200 companies, it was incredible to see everyone gathered for our one-day event. From Fannie Mae and Ginnie Mae, to Opendoor and Dropbox, attendees left Miami excited and motivated to shape the future of the real estate industry.

We were also excited to share that after completing more than 25,000 online closings, we have announced a partnership with Florida Agency Network, to open our platform and empower Title Agents to perform their own online closings, powered by Notarize’s award-winning tools.

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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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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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