Split signing errors just floored me today... OMG

So today I had my first split signing experience where my signer was the second signer on the documents. I now have an appreciation for why some of the signing services are nervous about using new notaries. The errors that I saw today made me mad and I seriously want to reach out to that notary and tell her to get the proper training or stop doing loan signings.

These are the errors she made.

  • 1 - She placed her stamp on documents that did not have the notarial verbiage.
    -2- (I am not making this up I SWEAR) Every document that she notarized was done incorrectly
    -3- She had her signer initial areas where my signer was supposed to initial
    -4- She placed her stamp over the word “Seal” on every document that had that wording.

I understand that not everyone can afford some of the paid training…I get it. But there are other sources of free training like Coast2Coast on YouTube and I believe Loan Closers offer free training too. After the signing, I called the company and let them know the errors that I found and they were happy that I called them to let them know so that they could give the title company the heads up. All I can say is I did my part correctly and error free so I expect my check… :rofl:

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THAT PART hahahahaha

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My thoughts exactly. If the errors were so egregious that the file has to be resigned, getting paid will be difficult even if the second notary did the job properly. I would have given the SS or title company a heads-up about the errors before the signing, and gotten their approval to go ahead before I left my home.

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I would have done that but the documents were sent directly to the second signer so I had no chance to review the documents prior. The best I could do was complete the signing and let the signing company know after. They assured me that it would not impact me getting paid on time.

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Holy crap, did you get caught between a rock and a hard place. In your opinion, were the other notary’s mistakes so bad as to cause a re-sign regardless of how you did your job?

My wife has been a Senior EO for many years. Getting competent notaries to do her signings is always a serious challenge.

If they don’t get some of those documents resigned they will have a serious compliance issue on their end. Some errors were minor but when you notarize a deed incorrectly for example… SMH

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Speechless…….

Glad you did everything correctly on your end.

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