FAQ How to Complete Your Closing Agent License Application in MN

HOW TO  COMPLETE THE CLOSING AGENT LICENSE APPLICATION FORMS TIP: READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE APPLICATION! APPLY ONLINE: Go to https://pulseportal.com/ > MN Department of Commerce > Select a Board (Real Estate) > Licensing Services...

Remote Ink-Signed Notarization, a Virtual Solution to a Covid-19 Problem

  The Minnesota Governor passed an Executive Order allowing Remote Ink-signed Notarization (RIN) during the Covid-19 pandemic. The law allows a notary to virtually witness a signature by having the signers provide a photo ID next to their face and state their...

Be Sure To Check Out Our Online Classes

Click HERE for course descriptions for the following individual courses: Principles of Closing – Minnesota Closing Agent Pre-license course Principles of Abstracting (National Edition) Principles of Abstracting (Minnesota/Midwest Edition ) Title Exam for Title...

Abstracting, Searching and Land Records Management Class New in 2021

ABSTRACTING, SEARCHING, AND LAND RECORDS MANAGEMENT This is an up-to-date course for County Recorders, Title Abstractors, Title Searchers and all who work with Land Title Records. The course has been updated with Minnesota Law, Title Standards, and case law affecting...

FAQ – Minnesota Closing Academy – How to Develop and Become a Successful Closing Agent

Brenda Colston mentors Professional Closers though her online course “The Minnesota Closing Academy.”  In this course you will learn: How do I get started in Minnesota as a Licensed Closing Agent? What are the costs of starting the business? What equipment...

Remote Ink-Signed Notary or RIN Has Been Extended to March 31, 2021

The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation permitting video conferencing to satisfy the requirement to appear personally before a notarial officer for certain conveyances. The bill has been signed, and was set to expire Jan. 6, 2021, but was renewed by Executive...

KEY TO A SMOOTH CLOSING

There are a number of  newly licensed closing agents out there, and I often get questions on how to make a good impression with a smooth closing. So here are my tips.  Remember, everyone in a mortgage closing wants a smooth signing. Mistakes, no matter how small, can...

Minnesota Passes Temporary Remote Ink-signed Notarization (RIN) Law for Closers

On October 15th, 2020 the MN House and Senate passed House File 15 allowing Remote Ink-signed Notarization. Generally that means a Notary can send documents to the signer/s and make an appointment to Identify the signers with appropriate ID on the screen and audio,...