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This Week at Notarize Episode #9: Why You Should Care About MISMO's Standards on Remote Online Notarization

Last week was a special episode of "This Week at Notarize" where we talked about our partnership with Guaranteed Rate: one of the largest lenders in the country. If you missed the news, you can read coverage on TechCrunch, The Title Report, Inman, HousingWire or the National Mortgage Professional Magazine.

Yeah, it was a big day.

While it's tough to match last week's announcement, this week we're back with a new episode of the show. Recently, the Mortgage Industry Standard Maintenance Organization (MISMO) published a new set of industry standards around remote online notarization. This is important for a few reasons, but the biggest, is there is now standards and guidance for the entire real estate finance industry around using remote online notarization for executing digital mortgages. Or, in simpler terms: best practices for helping people close on their homes online.

Welcome back to the show!

Episode #9: Featuring Pat Kinsel

Here’s what you need to know about the new MISMO standards:

  • MISMO sets standards and guidance for the entire real estate finance industry 
  • Its recent set of standards on remote online notarization provides the industry with guidelines developed by subject matter and industry experts
  • It's important for Notarize because there is a set of best practices in the industry that are being adopted to ensure that digital mortgages are executed properly 


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.

The Season Finale of This Week at Notarize

It's hard to believe we've done 15 episodes of This Week at Notarize. Since we started this weekly series in August, I got married, we announced major partnerships with Ellie Mae, Dropbox and Guaranteed Rate, and crushed our first ever conference, Rewired. More importantly, are all the people at Notarize you got a chance to meet this season.

In the season finale of our video series, This Week at Notarize, we talk about the greatest hits from this season with none other than Max DiRado, our video intern.

Welcome back to the show!

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