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Everything Title Agents Need to Know About Remote Online Notarization

Since the first online closing in 2017, we’ve helped thousands of title agents use remote online notarization to power homebuying experiences built for the 21st century. With unparalleled convenience, ease of use, and cost, both signers and title companies have said that online closings are the future to a world where your phone or computer is the keys to your new home.

In this blog post, we’ll go over how you can bring remote online notarization to your title company, and why it’ll unlock the customer experience you need to take your business to the next level.

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5 Myths About Remote Online Notarization

Remote online notarization is helping people plan for their future, buy homes from their couch, and replace lost or stolen passports in a fraction of the time. Connecting with a notary via your phone or computer has not only made the notarization process easier, but more accessible. Its adoption is one of the fastest enactments of public policy in our country’s history, shaping how technology can better support life’s biggest moments.

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Meet Rewired: The Real Estate Industry’s Fastest-Growing Conference

Millions of homes will soon be bought and sold entirely online, replacing pen and paper with clicks and keystrokes. That’s why today we’re proud to announce Rewired: a conference aimed at tackling the future of the real estate industry.

With featured speakers including Shane Hartzler, Fannie Mae’s Director for eMortgage Strategy and Operations, and Selene Kellam, Thrive Mortgage’s COO, we believe that Rewired will serve as the pulse for the future of the industry. 

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Introducing Notarize Academy: The #1 Training Program for Online Closings

Since completing the first online closing in 2017, more than 10,000 real estate professionals have joined the Notarize platform to embrace technology that makes the home-buying experience easier, faster, and more accessible to all.

With the rapid adoption of eClosings and a growing appetite for better education and training, we saw an opportunity to create the industry’s-leading educational resource hub to bring home buying into the digital age. And, our customers have asked for more training about remote online notarization. That’s why today, we’re excited to launch Notarize Academy!

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How Title Agents Can Prepare for When Lenders Want to Close Online

There’s no doubt that the future of real estate is digital, but everyone’s journey there is likely to be a little different. Some folks jumped right in. Others are waiting for their partners to voice interest, and until then, believe that online closings have no place in their workflow.

The truth is there’s plenty that companies can do to prepare for fully digital closings and help their partners understand the value of moving their workflow online.

Here is what title agents can do to prepare for when lenders want to close online.

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How Elevated Title Completed Over 50 Online Closings with Notarize in Just One Year

When Brian Lemke joined Elevated Title as Chief Business Officer nearly three years ago, he was determined to take the national title company through its next phase of growth. A pillar in the real estate industry for more than 15 years, Elevated Title was seeking new technology to drive a consumer experience built for the 21st century.

“We knew that homebuyers were becoming more tech-savvy, and the way we wanted people to close on their home simply wasn’t the way they wanted to anymore,” said Lemke. “We needed to use technology to bring the home buying and refinance process to them, on their terms.”

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Announcing Notarize’s Free eSignature Product, Digitizing How Businesses Operate with a Single Line of Code

Over the last four years, we’ve solved some incredibly challenging problems. From notarizing documents online to completing fully digital real estate closings, our platform has more than 200 years of combined human effort invested with countless first-of-their-kind innovations to show for it.

No one thought we could digitize some of the most complicated and cumbersome industries, but four years later, we’re averaging nearly $1 billion of online real estate closings per month and powering the customer experiences of thousands of businesses across the country.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce our new free eSignature solution that makes Notarize the world’s first comprehensive digital transaction management platform. Customers can now digitize and automate their operations in a single line of code and run their business more efficiently -- all from one place.

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Fidelity Partners with Notarize to Transform the Way People Buy and Sell Homes

Changing an industry is no easy feat. Not only are you changing the way that businesses operate, which in our case, has been done the same way for hundreds of years, but you’re also changing consumer behavior. You’re entrusted with major moments in people’s lives, on the pursuit to build a better way for technology to deliver an experience built for the digital age.

Along our journey, we’ve been fortunate enough to partner with the nation’s largest homebuilder, real estate company and fastest-growing lenders. Today, we added the nation’s largest title company to the list, Fidelity. Together, we’re excited to transform the way people buy and sell homes across the country.

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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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