Sunday, November 30, 2008

I Catch Another Notary's Mistakes

Someone called me for my California Apostille Service over the weekend. He had 3 documents that had been notarized by a Notary Public that he used a few days ago. This Notary completed a "Certification Of Copy By Document Custodian" for 3 documents of the client. This Notary made a whole bunch of mistakes.

The first mistake that I noticed was that 2 of the notarized documents did not have the complete Notary seal- the seal of the State of California was totally missing from one of them. Also, I noticed that the client- the person who was certifying the copy of the documents- had not even signed the documents. Not one. Finally, I noticed that the Jurat statement on the documents said, "Personally known to me or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence...." Apparently the Notary had not heard about the new Notary laws that went into effect in California on January 1, 2008. Needless to say, I had to help this client out with more things than he had planned. This is just one example of how it really is important for Notaries to keep up with their training, and to always be aware of the laws and practices. It also shows that just because someone is a Notary Public doesn't mean that they know what they are doing. Frankly, if I were choosing a Notary Public or any other professional, I would want to use one who I would be fairly sure that they know what they are doing.

I'm a full-time Notary Public, I'm in the National Notary Association, and I perform Notary work each and every week- if I don't do any Notary work during the week, then I'm out of town on vacation. I don't let my Notary skills get stale- I work at it. I always check and double-check my work before I release it to my clients. If I ever encounter some situation where I'm not sure of the procedure in performing a notarization, I consult my Notary handbook (from the NNA), the NNA or a Notary friend.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Save Money on Mobile Notary Service in Hollywood with "Hollywood Express Hours"

Hollywood Notary.Net announces a new service with great pricing: Hollywood Express Hours! If you need a Notary Public to drive to you in zip codes 90028 or 90038 and you are flexible in accepting your Notary at any time between the hours of 1PM and 3PM, Monday through Friday, then here's a deal for you: I will come to where you are and notarize 1 signature, all for only $35 (hospitals excluded). Additional signatures will be $10 each. Imagine- now you can have your lunchtime completely, and not have it interrupted by driving to a Notary, and you'll save money, too! Note about this service: it's $35 cash or check only, and I expect you to have your documents and your identification ready when you call. Your appointment will be scheduled such that I can arrive at ANY TIME between 1PM and 3PM- it's MY CHOICE when to arrive during those times. You can set this type of appointment up in advance with me- but the pricing will only apply between the hours specified here on the days specified here, in the 2 zip codes specified here. This offer is good for first-time customers only!

To schedule an appointment during the the new Hollywood Express Hours, call David at (323)393-5822.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Actors (SAG, AFTRA and Non-Union) Get $10 Off Mobile Notary Service at Hollywood Notary.Net

If you are an Actor (or Actress) in Los Angeles or nearby, Hollywood Notary.Net, offers you a great deal! You can save $10 off the regular Notary travel fees through December 31, 2008. Just show your SAG or AFTRA Card, or show your headshot, or anything that proves that you are an Actor when the services are rendered. Just mention the "Actor Discount" when calling! This discount applies to all travel services EXCEPT the Hollywood Special and the Starbucks Special. Use a Notary Public who's also an Actor- David Ransom at Hollywood Notary.Net!

To book an appointment, call David at (323)393-5822.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Save Money on Escrow When Purchasing A Home or Refinancing in Los Angeles County?

If you are looking to purchase a new home or refinance your home today in Los Angeles County, you can save yourself a few bucks. How does saving between $35 and $85 sound to you? You can do a lot with $35 - take yourself and 1 other person out to a casual dinner, or buy Fatburgers for 4.

All escrow companies work with signing companies, which find Notary Signing Agents, like myself, to go to the homes of clients to sign their loan paperwork. These signing companies are paid through escrow and typically charge borrowers $150 to $200 per signing, or more- up to $300 for a signing.

Well, consider this: when it comes to getting your paperwork signed and notarized, YOU, the buyer/borrower, have the power to choose your Notary Signing Agent. Did you know that?

If you are looking to buy a new house or to refinance, you can call David at Hollywood Notary.Net at (323)393-5822 beforehand, and arrange this deal: tell your escrow company that you want to use Hollywood Notary.Net for your loan signing agent service. I will call your escrow company and arrange to receive the documents. I will preside over your loan signing for $115 for documents that I print myself, or for $95 for documents that are overnighted by the lender.

Hollywood Notary.Net is a professional Mobile Notary and Signing Agent Service serving Los Angeles and surrounding cities. I have presided over the signing of paperwork for many new home buyers recently. I've also presided over the signings of hundreds of home loans - check out my website for details.

Remember, start planning to save yourself money now, by arranging your Signing Agent Service with Hollywood Notary.Net.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Get Into The Holiday Spirit With "Habitat For Christmas"

Like to get yourself into the mood for Christmas early- maybe listen to some Christmas music and see some nice short videos? Well, then, head on over to Habitat For Christmas, a collection of holiday cheer assembled by the maker of this Hollywood Notary blog. Let me know how you like it!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Hollywood Notary.Net Special Discount Code for Notary Service in Los Angeles

In honor of Barack Obama being elected President of the United States, from now thru November 7th, anyone who asks for the Barack Obama Discount will receive $20 off the regular price of the travel fee for Mobile Notary Service from Hollywood Notary.Net. This discount will apply to calls to homes, businesses, hospitals, and worksites. This discount is only mentioned here on this blog, and it will not be advertised on my main website or anywhere else. You must mention the Barack Obama Special in order to receive this discount. This discount cannot be combined with other discounts offered, including the Hollywood Special or the Starbucks Special.

To schedule your Mobile Notary Service and to claim your Barack Obama Special discount, please call David at (323)393-5822.

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