Colorado Springs Notary - Leon Austin

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How many closings should you do in a day?

When I first started as a notary signing agent I was influenced by the person who gave me my first closing assignment. She became my mentor. She had a motto, "Always Be Closing."And for a long time that was my goal -- to try to fit in as many closings in a day as I could. I tried to accomodate everyone. If I got a call to do a closing at 6pm, and I already had one scheduled for that time, I would tell the signing service that I could do it if the borrower was willing to do it at a later time. A lot of times it was the signing services who were trying to fit the closings around my schedule.

But it wasn't long before I discovered that the quality of my work went down as the number of closings in a day went up. And it put me under a lot of stress. Especially when you have difficult printing jobs to do. And every company thinks that the closing you're doing for them is the only closing you have that day. They want status, fax backs, etc.

I have changed a lot since those early days. My comfort level is set at a maximum of 4 closings in a day. I won't even try to do more than that because of my other responsibilities. I try to allow enough time to go over the documents and make sure that everything is there. I like to be well prepared. Ideally I like to complete one job (i.e. fax backs, drop off the docs, etc.) before moving on to the next. That really reduces the stress. And I allow more than enough time between closings for anything that could possibly go wrong (traffic jams, "readers", etc.). Nowadays I don't hesitate to turn down an assignment if there is even a remote possibility that I will be late. I always respect the fact that the borrower has a schedule too.

So how many should you do? Of course, that's up to you. Whatever you can handle. Good luck.

Comment balloon 2 commentsLeon Austin • April 06 2007 02:31AM
How many closings should you do in a day?
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When I first started as a notary signing agent I was influenced by the person who gave me my first closing assignment. She became my mentor. She had a motto, "Always Be Closing. " And for a long time that was my goal -- to try to fit in as… more