Updated: Feb 25, 2020
A Loan Signing Agent (aka Notary Signing Agent or Loan Signing Agent) is a Notary Public tasked with walking borrowers through that huge stack of loan documents when they buy, sell or refinance property.
The Notary Signing Agent is hired as an independent contractor to ensure that real estate loan documents are executed by the borrower, notarized, and returned for processing on time. Completing this critical part of the loan process enables the loan to be funded.
Their duties include making sure legal documents are authentic, checking the identity of the person(s) signing the document, serving as a witness for the documents being signed, collaborating with the buyer and seller, and notarizing all required signatures.