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Overcoming Objections: But My Bank Does That

Overcoming Objections: But My Bank Does That

As a notary public, I've lost count of the number of times I've introduced myself to people only to be met with the response, "But my bank does that." It's a sentiment that I'm sure many of my fellow notaries can relate to. I don't take it as a personal slight, of course. It's just that most people are simply not aware of the many ways in which notaries can be a valuable resource.

When I hear this response, I take it as an opportunity to educate people about what I do and the benefits of using a remote notary. For example, I often explain that while many banks do offer notary services, they may not always be available when you need them. Often, a notary at a bank may only be available during banking hours, which can be inconvenient for those with busy schedules. Alternatively, a notary may only be available by appointment, which can be difficult to fit into your already-busy schedule.

Another benefit of using a notary like myself is that** I am able to notarize a wider range of documents compared to most banks**. This is because many banks have a prohibited list of documents they are not able to notarize. By contrast, as a notary public, I am able to notarize a broad range of documents, including wills, trusts, loan closings, and more. This means that if you need a document notarized that your bank is not able to handle, you can turn to BlueNotary.

In my experience, one of the biggest advantages of using a remote online notary is the flexibility that we offer. Whether you need a document notarized from a baseball field, a family vacation, or the comfort of your own home, we are a great resource. This is because as a remote online notary, we can provide our services from anywhere at any time. This can be a huge benefit for people who need to get important documents notarized quickly and efficiently without having to disrupt their lives to make an appointment at a bank.

To provide an example of the limitations of using a bank for notarization, I can draw on my own experience working at a bank. At the bank I worked at, we were** not allowed** to notarize wills or trusts. Additionally, we could not notarize loan closings unless the closing was from our specific bank and approved prior. These limitations meant that customers who needed these documents notarized would have to go to another notary to have it done, even if they had a longstanding relationship with the bank. This could be frustrating and time-consuming for customers, especially if they had already gone to the bank only to find out that the notary was unavailable.

Overall, remote online notaries provide a valuable and much-needed service. While banks can be a convenient option for notarization, they may not always be available when a customer need them and may not be able to notarize certain documents. As a notary public, we offer the flexibility, accessibility, and expertise needed to get documents notarized quickly and efficiently. Whether you need a will, trust, or loan closing notarized, or simply need to get a document notarized from the comfort of your own home, we can help. So the next time someone says to me, "But my bank does that," I take it as an opportunity to educate them about the many ways in which a notary public like myself can be a valuable resource.

Updated on: 25/04/2023

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