Pavaso Launches Essential Notary – A Safe Alternative for In-Person Notarization of Real Estate Closing Documents
Plano, TX, May 11, 2020 – Pavaso, a leading provider of digital real estate closing technology, is pleased to announce the launch of Essential NotaryTM*, an optimal alternative to in-person notarization, that can be utilized in accordance with state emergency mandates and requirements.
Providing safe access to notary services during the COVID-19 pandemic, Essential Notary is a Remote Ink-Signed Notarization (RIN) solution that allows a signer and notary in different locations to complete the signing and notarization of real estate closing documents on paper.
Pavaso’s secure platform offers many built-in features that provide a superior customer experience for this signing option. A signer’s identity is validated through trusted, third-party identification verification services before the signing. Signers must correctly answer a set of knowledge-based authentication (KBA) questions generated from their public and credit records, and use a smartphone to facilitate automated authentication of a government-issued photo ID. Each document is electronically reviewed on the platform so that any questions can be addressed. Additionally, Pavaso’s platform allows for multiple witnesses and observers to join the session as needed or required.
Unlike Remote Online Notarization (RON), electronic signatures and notarizations are not used; printed documents are provided to the signer(s) for wet ink signatures to be applied. Documents are signed in view of the webcam, while the notary witnesses the signing of each document requiring a signature. In some cases, the signer may need to hold the paper up to the camera for the notary to see it. When the signing session is complete, the signer(s) follow instructions for sending the documents to the notary for application of the seal. The platform can also capture, via webcam, the assembly and sealed packaging of the wet-signed documents for delivery to the notary, where necessary.
For more information about Essential Notary, please visit pavaso.com/essential-notary today.
*Users should consult laws, regulations, and Executive Orders applicable to each signing session. Users are solely responsible for all steps necessary to ascertain, determine, meet, and verify compliance with all applicable orders, laws, regulations, rules and requirements governing any notarial or other execution of writings facilitated in whole or part through Pavaso’s Essential Notary or any other Pavaso technology. A function of state laws, regulations, state Executive Orders, or all, electronic notarization is not available in all areas.
Texas-based Pavaso is transforming the mortgage process with innovative digital mortgage closing technology that facilitates easy, convenient and streamlined closings. The Pavaso platform offers a single, collaborative, secure portal that promotes transparency, efficiency, consumer education and communication in a seamless format that delivers value to every stakeholder involved in the transaction. For more information on how you can streamline your process and digitally transform your organization, call 866.288.7051 or visit pavaso.com.