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Experienced Certified Mortgage Notary Signing Agent/Mobile Notary that goes to your client for all their loan or property sale/purchase paperwork. Serving Southwest Florida.
About Southwest Florida Notaries:
Full service mobile notary & witness mortgage notary signing agent (we are not a Signing Service or notary supply & service Company), that services all your mobile notary needs including notarizing:
Deeds (including Quit Claim, Deed of Trust, Grant Deed, etc.)
Vehicle Identification Number Verifications (VIN Verifications)
Certified copies (except official records)
Remote oaths (for appearing in court telephonically)
Authorizations allowing minors to get tattoos (Usually an Acknowledgment)
Power of Attorney
Concealed Weapons Permits
Independent Safe Deposit Box Drilling Verification and
Weddings (Weddings only - no wedding planning)
We charge the state allowed $10 per notarization (except weddings where we charge the allowed $30) plus travel. Travel fees range anywhere from $10 in Port Charlotte, to $155 to go to Marco Island (186 miles round trip). To go beyond that, we would have to compute charges, which would be based on Mapquest mileage computations. We are open for business 24/7, but our regular office hours are Monday through Friday 9AM to 7PM, and Saturday 9AM to 5PM. Also, we do have a community service program for reduced / free services to many patients or residents only who are in a medical facility in the Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Port Charlotte, Cape Coral and Fort Myers areas. Please contact us for qualifications, details and availability.
For witness loan signings, we will work with title (including escrow, abstract, and settlement) companies, signing companies, mortgage brokers, lenders and the individual borrowers themselves. (Remember, you have the right to choose not only your title company, but also your Certified Background Screened Notary Signing Agent) Short notice signings are welcome, but are dependent on our schedule availability. Loan signing experience including refinancing
Reverse Mortgages - both Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) and Jumbo (My specialty)
Reverse Mortgage Applications (usually no notarizations needed)
Home Equity Line Of Credit - HELOC
Lines Of Credit - LOC
Piggy-back Loans (Refinance + 2nd Loan)
Investment home / property loans
Split signings (one party here, other in different location or even state)
Mail aways and
Property Sales / Purchases - either or both of the two parties
Notary Public, State of Florida since 1989 (License expires 11/12/2014) and previous eNotary (Electronic Notarizations). Member of the following organizations:
Former member (from 1988 to 2004) Associated Public Safety Communications Officials (retired & left organization.) 123notary.com Certified Notary Signing agent as well as NNA Certified Notary Signing Agent with GLBA-compliant Background Screening conducted by LexisNexis through the NNA serving Southwest Florida Counties of:
This includes the cities of Alva, Arcadia, Boca Grande, Bokeelia, Bonita Springs, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Cape Haze, Captiva, Charlotte Harbor, El Jobean, Englewood, Estero, Fort Ogden, Fort Myers / North Forth Myers & Fort Myers Beach, Immokalee, Lake Suzy, Laurel, Lehigh & Lehigh Acres, Long Boat Key, Marco Island, Matlatcha, Naples, Nocatee, Nokomis, North Port, Osprey, Pineland, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Rotunda & Rotunda West, St James City, Sanibel, Sarasota, Vanderbuilt, Venice, and Venus. We can also serve depending on my schedule availability, or refer you to someone in some additional surrounding counties such as Hendry, Hardee, Highlands, Glades, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk. We also have the state required bond insurance as well as E&O (Error & Omissions) insurance coverage to $100,000 through November 12, 2014. Call 941-7-NOTARY (941-766-8279). Loan signing fees negotiable, but vary depending on location (travel), type and number of loan(s) (ie: piggy-back), eDocs, fax-back. Please see my website for more information. http://www.yourswflnotary.com
Our Training & Areas of Expertise
I specialize in Reverse Mortgage signings (primarily HECM & Jumbo), as well as the applications for these Reverse Mortgages, but have experience with the following:
Regular VA and FHA refinances,
Piggy-back first & second,
HELOC & LOC's,
Construction loans, and
Purchases (one or both parties.)
I have also been through the HUD Reverse Mortgage Counseling program, so I am well versed and able to explain the many aspects of Reverse Mortgages to your very special borrower! Notary Public State of Florida since 1989 and Notary Signing Agent since 2005 that has closed over 1000 loans. Certified Notary Signing Agent by 123Notary.com as well as by the National Notary Association (NNA) who also had independent LexisNexis conduct a background screening that is GLBA compliant (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act) for the protection of your crucial identity information. (When I was working for a local police department, also had clearance by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement [FDLE] to federal, state & county crime information computers - FCIC & NCIC - Florida Crime Information Center & National Crime Information Center, which is part of the Criminal Justice Information Center) I also have experience with the program DoubleTime, used by many Title Companies, as well as access to TheFund used by many attorney's that do title work. I have one inkjet (HP 5550) and three laser printers (HP 1320, HP 4250tn - dual tray & Sharp AL-1655CS which is also a digital scanner & copier) in the office, and two inkjet all-in-one's in my car (HP 1500 and HP 4280) to ensure good quality copies, as well as the capability of sending & receiving faxes while at a signing, as well as last minute or correction documents while at the signing. I have cable Internet connection at my office, and DSL speed wireless connection on my laptop with me at all signings. I can accept most digital docs, including adobe, Desert Docs - Webprint, Digital Docs, DocMagic, Dynamic Dox, Guardian Mortgage (although I have had some troubles with Guardian Docs), MRG Document Technologies, and Swiftview. I can also accept or ship with all major shipping companies USPS [Noon], UPS [4:30], DHL [4:30], and FedEx [5:00](preferred). [Keep in mind my shipment cut-off times listed in square brackets for next day delivery to most of the US] As mentioned above, I am also an eNotary that is registered with the State of Florida as well as the National Notary Association.
While the state of Florida does not require a Notorial Journal, we at Southwest Florida Notaries keep a Journal of all notorial acts, along with right thumbprint for each and every transaction.
Testimonials From Some That Used or Benefited From My Services
Although I started in October of 2005 part-time, since April 2006, we have done closings full-time for over two-hundred (200) companies, over one-hundred (100) have used us repeatedly. Some of the title and signing companies, as well as Mortgage Companies, that we have done closings for since November 2006 (since our feedback program was established) have included:
RMS (Affordable Funding - Tampa - Reverse Mortgage Instructor Ginny Cooper at one of my signings)
In November of 2006, we implemented a feedback program from both the borrower & title companies. Overall, our rating is a 6.9 on a scale of 1 to 7 from both borrowers and title companies. That along with the 50% of title and signing companies using us repeatedly speaks for the quality of service you can expect to receive when you call me at Southwest Florida Notaries 941-7-NOTARY! Some of the comments from the title companies have been:
You were great! Thank you for all of your help. I really appreciate it!
Wonderful package. Thank you!
Neatness 8 on a scale of 1-7
Ronald is very organized, prompt, and efficient!! Excellent notary!
Thanks for coming through for us on such short notice!
Look forward to working with you!
Very impressed with the neatness and professionalism, excellent job!
Thank you very much!
Awesome! Thank you!
Some comments from the borrowers have been:
Efficient, professional, outstanding reflection for the bank, well informed. Great customer service, the best!
It was our pleasure to work with you Mr Gillis.
Was very helpful and friendly.
It was good to be able to set an evening appointment at the time and day I choose. Thank you Ron Gillis!
Ron bent over backward to help and explain everything. Thanks!
Mr Gillis was extremely well prepared & our copies which had some special interest items were on colored paper for easier viewing
Thanks - very professional service!
Very personable & professional! Explained everything to our understanding & satisfaction.
This is the type of service your client can expect from us as well!
Title companies & mortgage brokers, help your borrowers- arrange to have their loan signed and notarized in their home, at their convenience by a Certified Notary Signing Agent (CNSA)
Browse The Rain for a qualified and Certified Notary Signing Agent in your area.
Southwest Florida Notaries is open for your mortgage closing 24/7 at your location (Based in Murdock, FL, near Port Charlotte FL, but covering all of Southwest Florida - Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Desoto, Lee and Collier counties)
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I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to my "Addicted To ActiveRain" Group Moderators:
Bo - Check out Bo's new group Toot Your Horn on Active Rain and post any appropriate blogs there! And if you need title work done in any of the 50 states, please consider using his services for ALL your title work!
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE EGENT - LAS VEGAS, NV - ROBERT SWETZ
Robert specializes in Commercial Sales in Las Vegas, and all of Nevada. Vacant land, Commercial Buildings, Custom Homes and High Rise Luxury Condos. Robert has started quite a few groups here on Active Rain including three in the top 100 as well as the 19th most active group here in all of ActiveRain: Late Night at Active Rain
REAL ESTATE AGENT - WASHINGTON DC - PATRICIA KENNEDY
Pat is also the author of "The Irreverent Guide to Real Estate" - and she has been selling homes in the Washington, DC area for over 24 years. She's helped people buy & sell homes in DC, Maryland & Virginia. Please check out her website, the blog Active Rain Addiction: The 12-Year Old Points Out The Obvious!, as well as her ActiveRain profile!
If you get a moment in time, please stop by our newest moderators profile and blog. I know she will be a tremendous benefit to this group. If you need any mobile notary services in the Tampa / Brandon / Riverview area, please call her, I have all the confidence she will be prompt, thorough, and professional!
AGAIN, THANK YOU PATRICIA, BO, ROBERT, AND LORA - I AM SURE THE ENTIRE GROUP APPRECIATES YOUR ADDITIONAL WORK FOR THE GROUP!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.