Frequently asked questions
What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing is generated based on my expertise and the convenience and cost of providing a service. I understand it won’t fit all, but I am very competitive in pricing scale and for my credentials.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The typical process of working with me is I will have a list of questions that will help me to determine if and how I can assist you. This occurs on the initial phone call. It may seem invasive but it will expedite our time together and get you to your end goal-the complete notarized document!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a current member of the National Notary Association (NNA), American Association Notaries (AAN) and American Society of Notaries (ASN). I am also NNA certified and background checked Notary Signing Agent (2018).
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started as a DC Notary public in 2009 for my job as a title processor. In 2014, a real estate agent needed a notary to come to a property for on site affidavits to be signed and asked if I was interested. I jumped at the chance and I have been traveling all over DC since then. In 2017, I expanded to include my MD and VA commissions.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with different clients from all walks of life. It’s an intimate feeling to come into someone’s home and I like to both respect and welcome that feeling at the time of our appointment. It makes me feel honored to be invited in a glimpse of a life in progress.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I don’t have one particular one I am fond of because all of my projects become a part of me. I learn and meet new individuals every new project that comes along.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A notary public is appointed by the city/state they are located. We are not attorneys at law just because we are a notary. We can’t advise on a document or answer any questions on terms of its legal expertise. We can verify that you are who you say you are and are signing the documents on your own free will.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
A few questions or thoughts a customer should think through before requesting a quote are: 1. whether my document has notary wording already pre-printed on it. This is a big thing as we can’t advise what wording should be listed but can give you your options if there is no wording on the document. 2. The person signing has to be present and personally appear before the notary. This is more a statement and there is no getting around this.
District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia all have different standards but this one thing is consistent: I will need to review a current and valid Picture ID of anyone signing.
This requires an identifying document or card relied on by a Notary to identify a stranger and must be current and issued by a federal or state government agency and must contain a photograph and signature of the bearer.
- State driver’s and official nondriver’s IDs
- U.S. passports
- U.S. military
- IDs and resident alien IDs or “green cards” issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
- Id’s should have the following: a photograph, a physical description (e.g., “brown hair, green eyes”), and a signature of the bearer. Most government-issued IDs contain all three components.