Notary of the Month
Notary Direct is proud to announce our "Notary of the Month" for the month of April, 2017.
This program recognizes Notaries for their performance, dedication, and outstanding display of professionalism. Each month a Notary will be selected as the recipient of this award. This person will be featured on our website, advertised on our social media pages and receive a personalized Notary Acts Journal. This month, we are proud to recognize William Benfield.
I've been retired for several years, father of three boys and grandfather of seven. I have been married for 43 years and now live in Sun City, just outside of Phoenix.
What made you decide to become a Notary Public and how long have you been doing it for?
Living in Florida and an active Real Estate Broker, my wife was a Closing Agent for a local Law Office. We left both positions, obtained Title Agent licenses and opened a Title Agency of our own, serving Realtors, Mortgage Brokers and Private Investors. We both became Notaries.
If you had to guess, about how many signings have you done?
As a Title Agent, we averaged over 250 Closings each year. In Sun City last year I held 325 signings in 2016. All together, about 3,000.
In your opinion, what is the most important trait that one must possess to be a successful notary?
Show concern for your Signers, follow guidelines of your State laws, and the people such as Notary Direct who hire you.
What has been your favorite customer service moment/interaction while at the signing table?
In Florida, a Notary can perform a Marriage. Before signing documents, the couple and I met on the beach, found a couple to be witnesses and tied the knot, then off to the office to complete their business.
Do you have any advice or words of wisdom for new or aspiring Notaries?
Educate yourself through programs offered by Notary Direct and the NNA Certified Signing Agent designation.
"If you are not 15 minutes early, you are late." -Vince Lombardi's message to salesmen who desired an appointment.
Why Notary Direct?
Notary Direct has become one of the leading Notary Signing Services. Their professional staff offers the support and assistance a Signing Agent needs each day. Training offered by Notary Direct will help you learn the skills you need to be successful.