Minnesota Closing Academy 

FAQ – How to Build a Closing Agent Business

After obtaining your Notary Commission and your Closing Agent License, you may need a boot-camp to learn the nuts and bolts. Closers or signing agents assist people by explaining and notarizing mortgage documents. With the advent of services like Rocket Mortgage, Quicken Loans, Lending Tree, and others, who have no bricks and mortar, there is a tremendous need for notaries to help people sign mortgage documents. In addition, the COVID has closed may offices that offer that service, so lenders, title companies, and others are searching for independent closers to do the job. You can set your own hours and make good money, but you need to know the trade.
Closing the deal

About Our Course


Online 24/7, at your convenience by smartphone, tablet or computer


The Closing Agent Academy teaches you with practical tips, written materials, videos, exercises, and sample documents, how to build a successful and lucrative Closer/Signing agent business. In this course you will learn:
  • How do I get started in the Closing/Signing Agent Business?
  • What are the costs of starting the business?
  • What equipment do I need to be successful?
  • What is my role as an Independent Contractor?
  • What tools will help me get signing business?
  • How do I get closing assignments from Vendors?
  • How do I get paid?
  • What is the protocol for handling an assignment?
  • How do I explain the documents to the borrowers?
  • What are the pitfalls to look out for?
  • What does it mean to be an Independent Contractor?
  • What records will I need to keep for my business? 

Brenda Colston 
Your Course Author and Instructor

Available to students for questions and help
Ph: 612-876-0834
Email: [email protected]
A 30-year career in Minnesota as a

  • Closer
  • Executive Closer
  • Title Professional
  • Signing Agent
  • Notary, e-Notary, and RON
  • Training Professional