Before Hiring A Notary Public For Real Estate Transfers

June 6, 2017 | Published by

Hiring a notary public to make your real estate purchase or sale a reality, is an important step to completing one of the most momentous purchases of your life.

Whether you’re buying or selling real estate, a notary public or lawyer should be involved to ensure your documents are properly prepared during the conveyancing process.

What should you look for and expect from your notary public? These are some of the factors that you should consider before hiring a notary public or lawyer to complete your real estate transaction.

What’s The Difference Between A Lawyer And Notary Public?

Notaries cannot represent clients in court, nor can they get involved in any form of litigation. Notaries can only provide legal advice on specific matters, such as wills, and more typically provide services such as affidavit drafting, and notarization of documents.

When it comes to training, Lawyers typically must obtain two university degrees and complete a legal training course, an undergraduate degree and a law degree. Both lawyers and notaries public may help you complete a real estate transaction, but it is a common misconception that notaries public have lower fees than lawyers. Fees between lawyers and notaries public are usually competitive.

We frequently refer to “lawyer or notary public” because both designations can fulfill many of the notarizations required for many services.

At Morris Notary, Kieran Morris is a notary public and lawyer who is able to provide insight into any and all legal services you may have. You can contact him at (778) 819-8553.

What Are Some Things To Consider In The Conveyancing Process?

The conveyancing process will only require you to sign the proper papers at the time of transaction. At Morris Notary, we take care of everything else in the conveyancing process.

The most important consideration to note is that you must be physically present to sign the necessary documents. A digital signature, or photocopy, will not suffice.

If you have mobility issues or have difficulty finding breaks in your schedule, consider the services of a mobile notary public at Morris Notary to ensure that your documents are properly notarized with minimal hassle.

What’s The Role Of A Notary Public?

You can’t be too careful when making the single biggest purchase or sale of your life.

Can you imagine finding out that after you pay the money to buy a home, you’re not registered as the owner because a document was not prepared properly?

The role of a notary public or lawyer is to ensure this never happens. Accountability is placed on your notary public at Morris Notary, to ensure that all documents are signed. We ensure that your transaction goes through properly, so you can rest easy knowing that all is taken care of.

Should you wish to consult our notary public or lawyer, please call (778) 819-8553 or email [email protected].