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November 21, 2017

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Notary Public Blog of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | We Accept Cash, Credit & Debit Cards as Payment via Square Payment Processing

When people call into the line for a Notary Public, they are met with a voice that turns into a face, that turns into a service.

What better way to have seamless service than to be able to pay for said services quickly?  In the past, we’ve had multiple options for payment, which included by way of check.  In these days and times of fraud and other monetary crimes (including counterfeiting, it has become necessary to commit to alternate forms of payment. 

Notary Blog of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Happy National Bosses’ Day – For Bosses with Employees and Those Without

Every National Bosses’ Day is a special day for me.  It is a day where I can celebrate being my own Boss to both my Notary Service and Wedding Officiant businesses.  When I began my journey, there were so many naysayers.  I had people that I thought were in my corner saying that I needed

Notary Public Blog of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Upcoming Safe-Deposit Drilling: Why a Notary Is Needed

Should you have any questions about safe-deposit box openings and if they require a Notary’s presence in your state, please refer to your state law. The names of the banks where the safe deposit box drillings are performed will always be excluded from posts as to protect the identity of all requesting parties involved.

Notary Public Blog of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Secure Your Will! Pro Bono Service Offered via Raffle

“My story all of this hit suddenly. One day I’m going to the fair with my daughter, early the next morning I’m in the hospital because i fell out of bed hit my head. The doctors find a massive brain tumor.
After having brain surgery because of the tumor, complications arose and I had to be revived. I had to spend almost a week in the Intensive Care Unit hooked to machines. What was supposed to be a 5-day stay turned into a month.”

Notary Public Blog of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Good Patriot Day from us at GreenvilleNotary.com

Should you call anytime today and you are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces or a First Responder in any way, shape, or form, you will automatically receive a 10% discount on Notary Service for the rest of September.  This includes Marriage Service.

NotaryforLovedOnes

Notary Blog of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | This Week is Dimming Down, Don’t be a Clown and Don’t You Frown

An example of a dire situation is when a person is admitted into ICU.  There are tracheotomies, ventilators and other harsh conditions, such as paralysis that sometimes impede a signing when a person has been admitted into this ward.  Hospital signings themselves can be tricky – maneuvering around HIPPA regulations (you cannot ask hospital staff if someone has Sound Mind), navigating the halls and room structure and sequestering family members are all a part of the job.

Notary Blog | Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney, Notary & Document Service

Greenville Notary Service will not only provide you with the forms (not drafted by GreenvilleNotary.com nor Owner, Sonita M. Leak), but can also travel to your home, office, area hospitals, assisted living, rehabilitation centers and hospices to provide notary and document services to handle your private affairs.

Notary Blog: Reverse Mortgage Also Known as an HECM in Easley, South Carolina

Making the decision to apply for a Reverse Mortgage (also known as a High Equity Conversion Mortgage or HECM) is major. A Reverse Mortgage is one in which the borrower or borrowers are borrowing against the equity already accumulated in their home. There are certain risks attached to this process. To learn more about Reverse Mortgages, you can navigate here.

Notary Look-Back: November 2015 Holiday Grief Seminar

My initial intention in attending the seminar was to gain some insight into what clients and families of the clients I served dealt with on a daily basis with the grief over the loss of a loved one.  Not once in the days leading up to the seminar did I think, “How would this seminar relate to my

Twice Notary Shy (GMH)

A local resident we’ve seen in previous weeks recently inquired about becoming a Notary Public. Today, or should I say, tonight, her application was SIGNED, SEALED, and will soon be delivered via mail.

The second signing, which occurred a few minutes later, was for a private POA matter.

Notary Blog:  Twice As Nice at FedEx

GreenvilleNotary.com received a phone call earlier in the day and completed a signing at FedEx a short time earlier. The Notary was immediately wisked away to an Elopement ceremony at Century Park in Greer, SC. Lo and behold, as soon as the Wedding ceremony was performed at Century Park, on the way back from the performance, a local

Notary Blog: Call by 11, There by 12

While visiting their loved one, who made an unexpected trip to the Greenville Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, then up to the Heart Institute Intensive Care Unit, one of a patient’s relatives made a call to GreenvilleNotary.com. While the Notary Public was on the way to take care of another situation, information was provided via text to get to the signers in urgent need of assistance.

Notary Blog: Traveling Signer? No Problem!

A signing originally set to take place at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport was rerouted to the FedEx Office Copy and Print Center located at 550 Woods Lake Road, Greenville, SC 29607 due to complications with another assignment slated for printing. Shortly before the print job was complete, the signer we’d scheduled to meet arrived with

Notary Blog: Durable POA at GMH STAT!

Although Social Media is all the rage, so is the privacy of our precious signers in their time of need.  Although information about signing are provided on GreenvilleNotary.com, each and every customer is treated with kit gloves, and for those who wish not to disclose their particular situation to the public, it is NOT disclosed.  Never will we disclose information regarding certain transactions, including, but not limited to birth, death, nor accidents.

Notary Blog: Toasting Up to Texas Title

It’s great to work with new title companies.  Well, it can be.  Notary Public Signing Agents must be careful in their dealings with companies that offer jobs in our areas.  This is something essential that i teach when I have my seminars and consultations with local Notaries Public. Promises to pay and large signing fees

Notary Blog: Anderson Loan Modification… Done!

A Home Loan Modification assignment provided by SigningTrac was completed in Anderson, South Carolina 29626 on the afternoon of Saturday, November 12, 2016.  Thank you to the company for allowing me to service their need for a Notary Public Signing Agent! Not everyone works in a 9-5 position.  As a matter of fact, our signer

Notary Blog: Witness Needed… Witness Success!

When a Witness is needed for notary service at GreenvilleNotary.com, quick action must take place. There are several individuals and notaries public we can count on to, in essence, turn up fast and furious in the time of need. Thank you to a very close witness for coming to the aid of our client today. Along

Sonita Leak’s Notary Blog: Signing Interrupted…

A signing originally set to take place at Coffee Underground was uprooted due to traffic from the pageant that took place over the weekend. Although we attempt to keep our signings as private as possible, we had no choice but to take this one outside. Today’s document process involved four individuals, with assistance from two

Sonita M. Leak’s Notary Blog: Greenville Packed

Downtown Greenville was a pageant hub all weekend long; and because the city was bumbling with pageant contestants and parents, all of our regular spots were darn near full. Thankfully, we were able to find a quiet little corner at Port City Java in order to conduct a signing on behalf of a local resident

Notary Blog: Private Online Authorization w/ Tips

An Online Authorization for a local party was completed at Coffee Underground, 1 E. Coffee Street, Greenville, SC 29601.  The caller called in at 9:57 a.m., her call was received IMMEDIATELY, and her Authorization was well on it’s way. There is sometimes confusion when it comes to Authorizations we are allowed to complete.  Specifically, I-9

Notary Consultation Alert: Introducing Larry Jackson

Having held his commission only since May of 2016, Larry Jackson  wanted to get a ‘Jump Start’ on his Notary Public Signing Agency tenure. So what resources are out there for new notaries that want to learn our business? Truthfully, there are MANY resources, however, they are so spread out or so general in nature

Notary Blog: Durable Financial Power of Attorney | GMH

Short-notice signings is what GreenvilleNotary.com specializes in.  In the evening of Thursday, October 14, 2016, we received a call for a Liberty, South Carolina resident in-patient at Greenville Memorial Hospital for a Durable Financial Power of Attorney. In many situations, as an Attorney-in-Fact (the agent who is in charge of handling the affairs of a

Notary Blog: Charleston Refugees Set on Their Marriage Date

Now that’s love!  Two very ‘meant for each other’ people were married in our beautiful city of Greenville, South Carolina on this morning.  I would like to extend a warm “Congratulations” to Lily and Noah for tying-their-knot on the shores of… Falls Park on the Reedy. Not wanting to take their chances of staying put

Notary Blog: Renunciation of Personal Representative Status

Noon on Friday, September 30, 2016, a local Pendleton Manor resident signed Very Important Documents.  Due to unfortunate events, the resident was unable to act on behalf of a relative who recently passed away.  Therefore, a Renunciation of Personal Representative Status form was signed before GreenvilleNotary.com Owner and State of South Carolina Notary Public Sonita

Notary Blog: Right After Work and Need Service?

Two signers that literally sought out after a notary public upon completion of work and after-school activities met with GreenvilleNotary.com Owner Sonita M. Leak at Panera Bread, 708 Haywood Road, Greenville, SC 29607. Needing two documents signed and notarized quickly after hours shouldn’t be a hassle.  If there is no additional travel for the notary involved, it

Notary Blog: 3 Birds with One Stone @ GMH

Today was as good a day as any for a resident of Seneca, South Carolina hospitalized at Greenville Memorial Hospital to draw up and sign documents for their relative to handle their private affairs, as the situation being dealt with was serious. This is the first of two signings that occurred at Greenville Memorial Hospital today. The second, well, the

Notary Blog: Your Will Be Done – LITERALLY

Greenville Notary Service will not only provide you with the forms, but can also travel to your home, office, area hospitals, assisted living, rehabilitation centers and hospices to provide notary and document services to handle your private affairs. Full document service may be provided to the Principal/Testator/Testatrix in the signing predicament, from printing to delivery, execution thereof

Notary Blog: On-The-Spot Scan, Fax and Email

Evening notary service shouldn’t be a hassle to accomplish; not one bit.  A local party who needed a Very Important Document expedited met with us here at GreenvilleNotary.com, late evening to Coffee Underground, 1 East Coffee Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601. It helps quite a bit to know that a particular service will be available

Notary Blog: Service to Shut-In Resident in Easley

Notary service for those who are sick and/or shut-in is a delicate process.  Today’s signing was no different from the others we’ve seen where signers are unable to leave their home, an assisted living facility or hospital bed in order to have their signatures notarized on items.  Another issue for those signing may be mobility,

Notary Blog: Star-struck at Starbucks

“It’s always a pleasure to take care of customers in their exigent time of need.  It is especially a pleasure to be able to assist repeat customers with their circumstances.” When a customer  calls you back for return business it’s because of one reason, they were pleased with the service you previously provided to them.

Notary Blog: Late Night Panering, pronounced (puh nār eeng)

A local Simpsonville couple needing paperwork completed and dated for today, September 19, 2016 and before a notary public called into our notary line shortly after 7pm.   Since the notary was already toward the Simpsonville side of Laurens Road, an agreement was made to meet somewhere between the signers starting location and GreenvilleNotary.com Headquarters.

Notary Blog: To Seneca and Beyond

< "An overage transaction was completed in Seneca, South Carolina on behalf of Apex Asset Recovery, based in Anderson, South Carolina. Because of the delicate nature of certain situations, companies rely on Notary Signing Agents to complete some assignments as discreetly as possible.  One way to do this is to send the notary directly to

Notary Blog: Work for GCCA Ex. Director and Friend

Photo of Cherington Schucker by The Needed Image. Shortly before 12:00 Noon on Monday, September 19, 2016, a call rang in. Lo and behold it was Cherington Schucker, good friend and Executive Director of the Greenville Center for Creative Arts here in the West End of 25 Draper Street, Greenville, SC 29611. It was a

Notary Blog: We Signed Our Agreement but Needed a Notary!

So what do you do when two parties who have mutually agreed to ‘something’, agreed to that ‘something’ on a particular date but didn’t have a required Notary’s signature, stamp or seal affixed to the statement nor an acknowledgment attached? Well, they did want the same agreed date and document as their original, they just

Notary Blog: Meshing In With The Pokémoners at the Marriott

Earlier on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, an out-of-state resident called into GreenvilleNotary.com with the need of an After-hours Mobile Notary Public. Notary Service here is different because, if it at all possible, we will meet the need of signers at a moment’s notice.  It just so happens that  this time around, we were forewarned. The

Notary Blog: Let’s Make it Legal at Java, er… Downtown Falls Park

An early morning phone call that was a Marriage Ceremony to be finalized at Java Jolt on East Butler Road of Greenville turned into a Marriage Ceremony on the Liberty Bridge of Downtown Falls Park on the Reedy early on Tuesday morning, August 23, 2016. A local resident called into the line because he and his fiance

Notary Blog: Early Morning Service on Behalf of Ticor Title

Deed and Conveyance documents on behalf of a private out-of-state property location were executed by two sellers in Downtown Greenville, SC on the morning of Wednesday, August 17, 2016.  Thanks to Ticor Title and Notary Near You for this early morning do-hickey. The documents were scanned and emailed off-location. Assignment performed by State of South Carolina Notary

Notary Blog: There’s Nothing Wrong with an Explanation

Some are unclear of the difference between a notary providing information only for informational purposes and a notary telling a signer what to do or how to act.  Take this example: I sign on many documents party to oversight transactions dealing with loan applications and closing paperwork on behalf of out-of-state property.  In course-of-action, I

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