What Is A Notary Signing Agent?

A notary signing agent (NSA), also known as a certified signing agent (CSA) or loan signing agent (LSA), is a notary public who has been trained to handle more sensitive transactions in the real estate world.

A Signing Agent’s main responsibilities often include…

  • Printing the loan document package
  • Meeting with the borrowers to sign their loan documents
  • Reviewing the signed package for completeness and promptly returning it to the title company or lender

Below are a few examples of the types of documents a signing agent may assist with…

  • Seller Packages
  • Loan Modifications
  • Refinance Loans
  • Purchase Loans
  • Equity Loans and Lines of Credit
  • Reverse Mortgage Loans
  • Commercial Loans
  • And more…

Is additional training legally required to be a signing agent?

No. However, it is highly recommended. Also, many signing services/title companies only work with signing agents who have completed at least one training course.

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