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.
RONs are a particularly favorable option for clients who are not local. They may be performed from anywhere in the world. However, there are several caveats. First, all parties to the transaction must consent to use of the e-Notary. Second, we must obtain written consent from the purchaser’s lender, even if you are the seller. In our experience, many lenders are not allowing the use of RONs, or e-Notaries.
Call Highland Title today – (703) 723-3300 — to discuss whether this is a feasible option for your settlement!