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Free eBook: The Title Agent's Guide to Remote Online Notarization

This post is an excerpt from The Title Agent's Guide to Remote Online Notarization. Access the complete guide here.

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5 Ways to Convince Your Boss To Send You to Rewired

You’ve been to big real estate conferences before, but here’s the problem: nothing changes. Similar speakers, similar topics, and the same events at night. We reimagined the entire conference experience, bringing the brightest minds in real estate to Miami for a one-day event in November.

No gimmicks. No fluff. Rewired features sessions of aspiration, featuring speakers from Guaranteed Rate,  Opendoor, Redfin, Thrive Mortgage, Fannie Mae, Westcor, and elsewhere who will explain how to use real estate technology in your organization.

We want to make it easy for your boss to say “Yes” when you approach them about attending Rewired. Here are five easy steps you can use to convince your boss to send you to Rewired.

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Uber, Lyft, Remote Online Notarization: How the Gig Economy is Impacting the Role of the Notary

I can’t remember the last time I took a cab, and the luxury of having my favorite sushi delivered to my front door isn’t bad, either. These experiences are products of the booming “Gig Economy,” a term coined by Tina Brown of The Daily Beast to describe the influx of freelance and part-time work in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

Today, the gig economy is now responsible for more than 10% of jobs across the country. In this blog post we’ll explore how remote online notarization, which empowers notaries to notarize documents entirely online and from the comfort of their homes, is providing 4 million notaries with the opportunity to offer better, on-demand service through an ever-evolving gig economy.

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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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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 Community Title Network Used RON to Identify Real Estate Fraud

Wire fraud and phishing scams are growing issues in the real estate space. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) reports an 1100% increase in Business Email Compromise scams: financial fraud that targets wire transfers by both businesses and individuals.

Unlike most Internet scams, there are several vulnerable targets in a single mortgage transaction – buyers, sellers, real estate agents, attorneys, mortgage lenders, title companies, notaries. Here is how one title agency, Community Title Network, uses remote online notarization to identify real estate fraud.

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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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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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