It's a question that I am frequently asked by borrowers. I never really know their reason for asking, but I can understand their curiosity. I would be curious too.
Perhaps they are wondering how it's possible to make a living at this. When they think of a notary, they no doubt think of someone who might put a stamp on a document occasionally. Most of them don't know what a notary signing agent is, or the role we play. How did we come to know so much about the loan process? What kind of training did we receive? How did we get access to their loan documents? Do we live in their city, or did we drive in from someplace very far away? They have so many questions.
One of the hardest things to get them to understand is that we don't work for the lender, and that we may have seen their loan documents for the very first time, just a half an hour ago.
However, when they ask, "Is this all you do?", I don't tell them how much work is really involved in being a notary signing agent, and how many hours we might actually work on just their closing, both before and after.
So most of the time I simply smile and say, "Yes. This is pretty much it."