Remote Online Notarizations (RONs) are a way for you to sign settlement documents without appearing in person for settlement. Highland Title partners with Notarize, a company that enlists the services of e-Notaries (“electronic” Notary Publics). An e-Notary will engage with you through video conferencing as you review and sign settlement documents. You will then be able to sign settlement documents electronically, and the e-Notary will digitally notarize your signatures. If requested, a Highland Title Settlement Attorney will also be available to explain the settlement documents to you remotely.
So, why choose Remote Online Notarization (RON)? Accepting and adapting to change can be a difficult process, but this one is almost a no-brainer. Keep reading the following points to find out some major advantages:
- It’s efficient and inexpensive. RON can be done from anywhere. Documents can be reviewed in advance, and with digital signatures and no physical paperwork, the savings on time and money alone puts a check in the win column.
- It’s simple and secure. Do you have 10 to 15 minutes? On average, that is how long it takes to complete the process, and the documents are available digitally. Should there be a dispute, or should you need confirmation of the transaction, everything is easily accessible and ready for review. In addition, fraud prevention is at the forefront of this initiative. Online Remote Notarization sites require multiple levels of security concerning proof of identity and authentication. The notary can also terminate the session should there be any concerns.
- It’s legal. Virginia implemented Remote Online Notarization before it was cool; in fact, it was the first state to allow RON in 2013. Regardless of whether you choose Traditional Notarization, In-Person Electronic Notarization (IPEN), or RON, they all get the job done. (Check out this comparison infographic.) Each carries the same legal weight, but RON takes it up a notch in service, safety and being straightforward.
Call Highland Title today – (703) 723-3300 — to discuss whether this is a feasible option for your settlement!