The internet can be a blessing and a curse.
On the one hand, it helps us communicate, learn, debate, share, educate, and democratize on a scale we’ve never seen before. On the other hand, it brought us the Kardashians.
You win some, you lose some — right?
As real estate investors, we live in an extremely exciting time. Every day it seems that a new company, product, app, or piece of technology comes out that makes our lives just a little bit easier. Every day we get closer and closer to the “4-Hour Workweek” bliss that many of us dream of. The state of bliss where everything in our business is systematized in a way that allows us to buy and sell apartment complexes while sipping a Moscow Mule from a copper mug on a beach in Fiji.
We might not be there yet, but we’re sure getting close.
We’re able to find properties online, take virtual house tours, sign documents electronically, and even fax files through an app. However, at the end of the day, we still need to be present for that pesky closing. Or at the very least we need to be present to get the documents notarized.
Or do we?
Let’s get this out of the way first. I don’t work for NotaryCam, I’m not affiliated with them in any way, and I wasn’t asked to write a post about them.
I’m just a guy.
A guy who loves efficiency, the free market, capitalism, personal outsourcing, and disruptive technology. Lucky for me, this product fits all of those criteria.
Don’t Terrorize, Notarize!
NotaryCam allows you to connect with a certified notary through the camera on your computer. There’s no longer a need to drive over to the local library or post office, or have a notary meet you at home after work.
Skiing the slopes in Aspen? Sitting on a beach in Fiji? Having dinner at The Palm in Manhattan? As long as you have an internet connection, you can get your documents notarized anywhere in the world.
How awesome is that?
The process is also remarkably simple. Below is an outline that comes directly from the NotaryCam website.
- Upload your document.
- Call/request a live eNotary.
- eNotary will confirm your ID.
- eSign your document.
- Notary will eNotarize your document.
- Documents are routed and stored securely.
- Pay $25 per signature in U.S./$79 per signature international.
Don’t Compromise, Notarize!
Notaries are awesome. I love notaries. I have many notary friends, and I would hate for them to go out of business. I mean, if I could just have a notary travel with me all the time, then I wouldn’t need NotaryCam.
Unfortunately, I don’t have that kind of money. Hiring a full-time notary to travel with me would cost a lot. Come to think of it, maybe that’s why Kanye West is $53 million dollars in debt.
OK. Maybe it wouldn’t cost that much.
Regardless, consider the following times when you might need an online notary.
Do you love to travel? Is it pretty much the reason you got into real estate in the first place? Do you want to have a lifetime source of passive income so that you can live wherever you want and travel whenever you desire? If that’s the case, look for every opportunity to adopt products like NotaryCam that allow you to get things done no matter where you are.
How much time do you spend traveling for business? Six weeks a year? Six months a year? That time adds up, and you can’t just put your real estate investing on hold whenever you go out of town. Treat your real estate investing like a business if you want to see true success. Give NotaryCam a shot the next time you want to close on a house while off on business.
Do you still have a W-2 income producing job? Are you moonlighting as a real estate investor? Do you only have time to work on your real estate business during lunch break, nights, and weekends? If that’s the case, use NotaryCam in order to save yourself valuable time and energy that could be directed towards buying more properties.
So that’s about all I’ve got. If you’ve used NotaryCam in the past or have any other similar product recommendations, please feel free to add a comment below.
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