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...

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,...

Remote Ink Signed Notarization in MN Legislature

New bill for Closers, introduced in the MN Legislature on July 20th entitled “REAL ESTATE DOCUMENT NOTARIZATION; APPEARANCE BY VIDEO AUTHORIZATION DURING PEACETIME PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY.” This important bill for Closing Agents was introduced by the MN land Title...
E-notarization vs. Distance E-notarization

E-notarization vs. Distance E-notarization

E-Notarization has been here for some time. Effective July 1, 2006, the Minnesota Legislature enacted electronic notary legislation pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 358 and 359, allowing electronic notarization to be applied to a document so that the document can be...