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November 21, 2017


Notary Public Blog of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | When am I Supposed to Have My Title Signature Notarized? A Helpful Tidbit

I see Sellers and Buyers of vehicles from week to week, from small compact cars to boat motors, handling interstate transactions, mostly. People call with questions. When people call with questions, of course I refer them to their local Department of Motor Vehicles. However, there are some things signers should know when dealing with these

Weekend Notary Service? No Problem for Us at GreenvilleNotary.com

Today’s signing was realized at the previous signing location of FedEx Woods Lake, 550 Woods Lake Road, Greenville, SC 29607. A Jurat/Affiant Statement was printed and completed. The signature of the Affiant was then notarized by GreenvilleNotary.com Owner Sonita M. Leak.

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Notary Blog: OOS-Initiated Last Will and Testament

This execution occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 18, 2016 near the Atrium Elevators of Greenville Memorial Hospital. The signing needed the assistance of two witnesses, none of which could be the Notary Public, as the signing was for a document that would be traveling Interstate and required the viewing of

Notary Blog: The Tale of Two Vehicles

Although we at GreenvilleNotary.com are not attorneys, it is HIGHLY IMPORTANT to make sure you’ve covered your bases when conducting Interstate (state-to-state) transactions. Because North Carolina vehicle registration and titling facilities require notarization of the seller’s signature, it’s best that if you are conducting any type of interstate deal, that you have the signature of the seller notarized before the title leaves their hands.

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: Out-of-State COT Transfer in Fact

So today’s signing was a little more complicated than most.  First of all, during this transfer of Certificate of Title operation, both signers were out-of-state residents (their home base was NOT South Carolina).  The registration process is to occur in the buyer’s state of residency. To top this signing all off, the Seller, whose spouse was also

Notary Blog: Passport and Divorce Docs Completed at Super 8

While on the way from Woodruff South Carolina and traveling on Hwy 101 toward the Super 8 Motel located on the same, a local Greer resident called into the GreenvilleNotary.com lines regarding a form needing notarization due to the fact that their daughter was a traveling minor and would not be accompanied by both parents.

Vehicle Title Transfer | North Carolina to Duncan, SC

Late evening service was requested on the evening of Friday, July 29, 2016 for two South Carolina residents, one traveling from Abbeville County and the other residing in Duncan. Although both parties were South Carolina residents, the title in question was one hailing from North Carolina.   In the State of North Carolina, title documents

Notary Digest for Periods MIA from Blogging – HERE WE GO!

“So that I can serve you better, rather than taking up a whole lot of time in dragging out EACH AND EVERY assignment I completed during my, “Ahem”, brief hiatus…” …I decided to just roll all of the assignments I’ve completed into ONE BIG DIGEST. And here we go… U.S. Passport Verification Affidavit by Holder

Notary for Private Documents | McDonald’s

This is the first signing we’ve had to conduct at a McDonald’s fast-food restaurant in a long time.  It was definitely ‘one for the road’, as GreenvilleNotary.com Owner and Notary Public Sonita Leak met with the two signers party to two private documents on the way from Seneca, South Carolina to the Greater Greenville Association

Notary for Broker Application in Greer, SC | Equity National

A Broker Application Package was completed on behalf of Equity National Title on the evening of Tuesday, March 1, 2016.  Because the signer works from sun-up to sun-down, it was more efficient to meet with a notary for the documents after completing their busy day.  Why a notary for a simple home loan application?  Well,

Notary Service At Your Fingertips: Call on GreenvilleNotary.com to Service Your Need

Services We Offer: General Notary Work: Simple documents acknowledging truth or providing a statement for the courts or another third party may require notarization. Usually only requires one signing, stamp/seal and may require witness signatures. I-9 Authorizations: Employers who hire remote employees (employees who work from home or another location) will at some point issue

A Notary Note About Privacy and Record-Keeping | Coffee Underground

Rest assured, when privacy counts, GreenvilleNotary.com is at your service.  When a Notary Public logs your information into their record-books (that is if they even have one), it is imperative and very important that any other information, including information of those who have signed previous to the current signer, are held very closely and kept

Notary for Oversight of Immigration Documents to be Completed at a Later Time | Coffee Underground

The caller needed assistance after hours, at a time when businesses are closed and not accepting new clients.  Also, the fact that this same person called on GreenvilleNotary.com in the past for a similar notary transaction may be the reason why he called us. Acting as a loan officer, attorney, or translator is absolutely prohibited unless

Notary for Private Signing at Home Sales and Rental Store on Woodruff Road

Thanks to our connection on Twitter and Facebook, Jenny Lee Cockrell sought out the services of GreenvilleNotary.com for her signing this afternoon.  I want to sincerely welcome you into the Mobile Notary Network!  Jenny found herself calling on the assistance of attorney offices she had to get out of her office chair and travel to.  So, when

Notary for Seller-Side Documents for California Property Oversight in Duncan, South Carolina

Thank you, Central Signing Service for another successful signing and for allowing GreenvilleNotary.com cater to your need!  Sometimes when the location is not located in the heart of the city, it can be more difficult to get a notary, ESPECIALLY after hours.  This is where an after hours or 24-hour notary service fills the void. 

Notary for Two Durable Powers of Attorney on Behalf of Return Customer at Spill the Beans

GreenvilleNotary.com, where everybody knows your name.   It’s great to have great customer service and also good to remember your clients’ names when they call you.  Along with proper etiquette, it all culminates into what?  REPEAT BUSINESS! Previously having met the customers off of Roper Mountain Road, today’s call lead us not too far from the

Notary for Two “Hot Outside” Notary Transactions at Headquarters in Greenville, SC

When it’s hot outside and you have children, sometimes you have to resort to altering your schedule a little.  Due to the outrageously caliente conditions, two simple form notarizations were completed at GreenvilleNotary.com Headquarters on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. The first transaction was for a Limited Power of Attorney for Automobile Transactions for two separate

Notary for Arizona Seller-Side Documents Oversight in Gray Court, SC

Cross-country adventurers or just ready for a change of pace?  We think both.  Either way, a local couple needed to sell their property in Arizona because they are so in love with South Carolina, well, we hope that they fall in love with the beautiful countryside and scenic views! Unlike a buyer’s side or refinance transaction,

Notary for Structured Settlement Oversight off of Woodside Avenue, Greenville, SC

Thanks to a new vendor partnership, we have added a signing company on to our ranks here at GreenvilleNotary.com.  Welcome CBC Settlement Funding to the list of companies we serve in the Upstate!  This transaction was a simple oversight involving 29-pages of paperwork needing completion, scanning, emailing back to the company and being sent for

Notary for Evening Service Seller-Side Package at the Westin Poinsett

GreenvilleNotary.com would like to welcome a new company into its ranks.  Welcome aboard CykiX, yes, pronounced (Cy-kicks), to the GreenvilleNotary.com family.  We like to ensure every company that comes aboard to provide service through us that we are the ones that SHOULD be handling their documents and the oversight of their transaction. Not only the

Notary for Mobile Home (Vehicle) Purchase at Oakwood Homes in Spartanburg, SC

Thanks to Superior Notary Services, a North Carolina resident and his family signed off on a new home purchase.  As you may or may not know, because South Carolina is an attorney state, notaries here cannot close on South Carolina real property transactions.  An attorney MUST be present and close on these transactions.  However, with

Notary for Heartland HCR Healthcare Power of Attorney, Greenville – SC

On the morning of Tuesday, June 9, 2015, an Illinois resident called GreenvilleNotary.com on behalf of his father, who was of sound mind, however, due to a fall, was unable to write his signature,  The Heartland HCR resident was only able to make a mark.  With South Carolina Health Care Powers of Attorney (and most),

Notary for Maverick Auto Loan Signing in Pickens County, SC

A Maverick Auto Purchase Contract Agreement was signed by a co-signer to a vehicle in Pickens County, South Carolina on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  Thanks to Maverick for allowing GreenvilleNotary.com to handle their very detailed assignment. This oversight was completed by Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak. Oversight for these types of transactions are

Notary for Follow-Up Reverse Mortgage Package on Behalf of LiveWell

The signing took a good 2 1/2 hours, mainly the signers making sure their numbers were up to par and to ensure they’d signed in the right places.  Performed on the morning of April 28, 2015, the signing included 107 pages to be signed by the borrowers and 183 pages to be printed for them

Notary for Out-of-State Document Notarization, Scan, Fax & MORE!

After hours on Monday, April 27, 2015, a fairly-stranded out-of-state resident called on GreenvilleNotary.com’s services for an out-of-state document needing the signature of a local resident.  The document was related to a Joint Tax Return and receipt of proceeds.  The entire transaction involved an Affiant Statement on behalf of vouching for the identity of the

Notary for Vanderbilt Mortgage Documents and @Docusign for Customers in Easley, SC

A very complex half wet signature, half DocuSign transaction took place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 between two local Pickens County residents. This signing dealt with a Recreational Vehicle sale between both residents.  Several documents needed a notary’s presence.  Oversight for the wet signatures was also provided by Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M.

Notary for Urgent RV Transaction Notarization at FedEx Office Copy and Print Center, Greenville

The signers called at approximately 8:00pm on Wednesday, April 8th.  The call was unanswered.  Yes, sometimes (but not often) we are busy, either on the other line or on assignment and cannot answer the phone.  Be assured that we will CALL YOU BACK!  Some notary assignments can take up to two (2) hours, therefore, if your need

Notary for Medical and Durable Powers of Attorney at Manna Rehabilitation of Liberty

On the morning of Wednesday, April 8, 2015, a notary was called on behalf of a patient at Manna Rehabilitation, a Covenant Dove facility, located in Liberty, South Carolina. The signer allows a named authorized agent to act on her behalf.  The person acting in the place of the Principal is known as an Attorney-in-Fact.

Notary for Warranty Deed Signing in Sunset, South Carolina

A Warranty Deed signing for an out-of-state property was overseen and notarized by Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M Leak on the morning of Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  This assignment was witnessed by a third party, no relation to the signer and not party to the ensuing document signed. Ms. Leak acted as one of

Notary for Identification Verification Form on Behalf of a LifeLock Customer

An Identity Verification Affidavit was completed on behalf of a local Upstate resident at Coffee Underground, located at 1 E. Coffee Street, Greenville, SC 29601.  Due to the privacy and security of this transaction, no further details will be disclosed.  So, I guess now is a good time to tell you a little about LifeLock…

New Blog Post: Notary for Out of State Loan Doc Oversight with Attorney-in-Fact

Due to changes in schedule, a signing set to originally take place in Anderson, SC, was rerouted to Downtown Greenville’s Coffee Underground, 1 E. Coffee Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601.  Set originally for early morning, the signing was rescheduled for Noon. Also, due to the nature of the signing, the companies involved will not be

New Blog Post: Notary for Wyoming Seller-Side Documents for Local Residents

A Wyoming Seller-Side document package was completed by two local residents and oversight was conducted by Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak on Friday, February 6, 2015.  The signing was deemed urgent by the sellers as they had to return the document so that the transaction could close in a timely manner. This

New Blog Post: Notary for People’s Bank Application Signing in Moore, SC

The care and oversight of documents on behalf of People’s Bank was carried out on Sunday, the First Day of February, in the Two-thousand, fifteenth year of our Lord.  Service for the signing companies on a Sunday is usually a misnomer, however, when we’re up to the challenge, WE’LL TAKE IT! The signing took place

New Blog Post: Notary for Refinance Transaction Oversight off of Congaree Rd.

On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak, completed an over 150-page Refinance Transaction oversight on behalf of Loan-Closers.com. This transaction was completed off of Congaree Road, Greenville, SC 29607. The local couple completing this paperwork both have busy schedules, therefore, when they needed a notary to meet them when they were

Notary for Boat Vehicle Bill of Sale for Boat Located in Louisiana

Somebody (and we’re not saying any names) moved from Louisiana and didn’t bring their boat with ’em.  So, when relatives who want the boat come to visit, what do you do?  Sell it to them!  This is exactly what happened today at approximately 3:00pm today, Thursday, January 1st, near White Horse Road and Highway 85

Notary for Unclaimed Goods Transaction on Behalf of House to Home, Ltd.

On Saturday, December 26, 2014, an Unclaimed Goods transaction that began earlier in the week on behalf of House to Home, Ltd. needed some additional work.  Rather than having to wait until Monday to find another notary public, the company called on GreenvilleNotary.com to get the deed completed! This assignment was completed at Spill the

Notary for Delta Airlines Living Arrangement Form, Sunday, December 7, 2014

A Domestic Partnership Form was completed by two Georgia Residents and notarized after a short-notice call.  Both parties to the transaction appeared before Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak. This transaction was completed barefoot… why?  “Ask the boots I’d just walked two miles for the City of Simpsonville Christmas Parade in,” says Sonita. Also, this

Notary for Vehicle Title Transaction for Out-of-State Resident – Hertz Local Edition

On Monday, November 24, 2014, a Vehicle Title Transaction between a local resident and an out-of-state resident occurred at the Hertz Local Edition rental facility located at 518 E. North Street, 20607 Downtown, Greenville.  Found out that 29607 begins RIGHT BEFORE you get onto Interstate North 385.  You learn something new EVERY DAY! Anywho, the

Notary for Vehicle Title and Bill of Sale Notarization at N Demand Nail Studios

As we welcome Notary Public Katannya Martin of N Demand Nail Studios into Notaryland, a notarization was performed at her shop at 104 Airport Road, Greenville, SC 29607 on behalf of a South Carolinian seller and a North Carolina vehicle buyer.  The parties also presented a Bill of Sale.  Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita M. Leak

Notary for Certification of Original Documents – Undergraduate Degree & Transcripts

Two acknowledgment forms were completed on behalf of a local resident applying for an Apostille certificate from the Secretary of State in Columbia, SC.  The signer contacted GreenvilleNotary.com some time ago, however, the documents were not ready. The documents needing identity matching were an undergraduate degree from Winona University in Minnesota and official transcripts from

Notary for Seller-Side Documents at Woods Lake FedEx October 8, 2014

Certified Notary Public Signing Agent Sonita Leak conducted a last-minute out-of-state property seller-side package signing at the FedEx Copy and Print Center located at 550 Woods Lake Drive on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.  The call was received at approximately 7:45pm and GreenvilleNotary.com was ON IT!  Please, please, please do not trust a party unfamiliar with these types

Notarized, Faxed, Scanned and E-mailed all in ONE SWOOP! October 6, 2014

A signing for a Geico Loss of Vehicle Form, et. al. was completed on October 6, 2014 at OJs Diner, located at 907 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC 29601. This transaction was completed by Certified Notary Signing Agent Sonita Leak. Thank you for allowing us notarize your document and send it to the proper outlets today. With our expedient

Notary for Virginia Property Documents – September 30, 2014

A signing was conducted by a GreenvilleNotary.com Notary Public on behalf of a South Carolina resident was conducted on a transaction dealing with Virginia Property on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.  This signing took place in Taylors, SC near Wade Hampton Boulevard.  Thank you to JMT Document Services for this assignment and all of the continued

Notary Public for Interstate Vehicle Bill of Sale and Title Transactions – September 27, 2014

 such a wonderful time Racing for the Cure!  No sooner than I was able to get to my car, did a Harrisville, Pennsylvania resident call me for an Interstate Vehicle Bill of Sale transaction. This transaction took place near the UPS Store located off of Highway 276, Greenville, SC  29609.  Thank you for calling earlier in

Notary Sonita M. Leak for Affidavit Signing at Spill the Beans

Contact us short notice?  On the weekend?  Need additional services MOST notaries would not provide like faxing to a third party? WE DO THAT! On Friday, September 26, 2014, a local resident needed a notary public on his lunch break who could tackle a fast transaction.  He called us, we answered.  The signing took place at

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