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Bringing notarization into the 21st Century

Officially Opening the Notarize Title Network to Title Agents Across the Country

For more than 100,000 title agents nationwide, there has always been the promise of offering a more convenient, on-demand real estate experience. Life happens, and fewer buyers and sellers are able to make closings during a 9-5 business day. To stay competitive in the title market, and offer a closing experience that is centered around speed and convenience, title companies are looking for technology to help them make one of life's most important moments memorable.

Today we're excited to officially open up our title network, empowering title agents nationwide to place orders for online closings in five minutes or less.

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Introducing the World’s First Intelligent Closing Automation Platform for Lenders

Notarize is proud to pioneer the ability for anyone to buy, sell, or finance their home entirely online. We’ve facilitated more than $1 billion in online real estate transactions and helped thousands of borrowers close on their dream homes from anywhere in the world.

The last four years have taught us plenty about what it takes to serve lenders -- from the fastest-growing national lenders to small banks and credit unions.

Today, we’re excited to introduce the world’s first closing automation platform. Lenders can now serve every type of closing -- from fully online to hybrid closings.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Remote Online Notarization (Slideshare)

Nearly half the country has adopted remote online notarization (RON), embracing technology that makes the notarial act safer, simpler, and more convenient.

With RON, trillion-dollar industries from auto insurance to wealth management are digitizing their businesses for the first time. In response to the nationwide support and to provide a resource for those looking to learn more about RON, we have built a Slideshare presentation that explains this emerging technology.

Here are three key things you’ll learn.

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The Path to $1 Billion in Real Estate Transactions, Entirely Online

On August 7th, 2017, Notarize completed the country’s first online real estate closing with United Wholesale Mortgage and Stewart Title. I’ll never forget sweating bullets as we watched in real-time while every single edit was made to 284 pages of closing documents. And it wasn’t just us - a reporter from the Wall Street Journal followed along as we sought to forever transform how millions of Americans buy and sell their homes online.

Today, it's incredibly humbling to announce that we’ve helped people buy and sell more than $1 billion of real estate online. We've saved tens of thousands of hours for our partners and helped thousands of people get into their homes faster.

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Nebraska Passes Remote Online Notarization Bill

As of today, more than 2 million notaries now live in states that have passed or enacted remote online notarization bills. Technology is empowering life’s most trusted agents to help people when they need it most -- no matter where they are.

Nebraska has become the latest state to pass a RON bill, enabling nearly 30,000 notaries to join the movement. Legislative Bill 186 now heads to the desk of Governor Pete Ricketts for his signature. If signed into law, notaries in Nebraska will have a simpler, safer, more secure way to offer notarizations beginning July 1, 2020.

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Introducing A Guide to Digital Transaction Management: A Free eBook on Going Paperless

This is an excerpt from A Guide to Digital Transaction ManagementAccess the complete eBook for free here.

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How Notarize Helps Thrive Mortgage Fund Loans in Minutes

Kelley Cooper Spencer never wants to sign a piece of paper ever again. In fact, Thrive Mortgage COO Selene Srnensky Kellam has told Spencer and her colleagues that she will only eClose her personal mortgage loans in the future. Becoming a fully digital mortgage company, thus, wasn’t just an ambition: it was foundational to the DNA of the Thrive Mortgage family.

“We wanted to lead the mortgage industry in how we helped homebuyers get into their homes,” said Spencer. “And if we could do it well – if we could move the mortgage industry – then we could help shift every other industry away from paper and manual processes.”

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How Remote Online Notarization Will Disrupt the Industry: An Inside Look From a Mobile Notary Business Owner

Disruptive technology in the modern age has made its mark in almost every industry out there. Although it creates a more efficient product or service for consumers, it can leave business owners in that space with mixed feelings about what may happen in the future to their industry.

Notary services seem to be behind the curve, as it’s still a mostly offline industry where mobile notaries go from door to door to physically take care of the paperwork. That’s where Remote Online Notarization (RON) comes in - this technology would allow for notaries to be able to deliver for their clients from the comfort of their own home/office.

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How Seek Business Capital Adopted Online Notarization

Of the nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States, about 85% have fewer than 20 employees. The ability to live your dream and provide opportunities for those around you is essential in cultivating the health and well-being of your community.

From small auto repair shops to cupcake businesses, success and failure hinge on the ability to receive the funds needed to run your business. It can also be the difference between a successful small business and one shuttered by a big-name brand.

As we think about funding the success of small businesses across the country, notaries have an important role to play in turning dreams into realities.

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Florida Passes Remote Online Notarization and Electronic Will Bills Together

Over the past few years, we’ve watched families, businesses, and communities rally around providing access to technology for life’s most important moments. Some of these efforts take time, but on the other side of these coalitions, lies impactful solutions that will benefit generations to come.

We’re thrilled to share that Florida not only passed its remote online notarization bill (House Bill 409), but also included an E-Will bill as part of its legislation. Governor Ron DeSantis added his signature HB 409, bringing the efficiencies of remote online notarization to the half a million notaries that call the Sunshine State home. The bill will take effect January 1, 2020.

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