NAI Ohio Equities is now offering Remote Online Notary (RON) services to our clients. Our firm has adapted to the changing landscape and we can offer this service to accommodate today’s working environment. This new way to sign allows tenants and landlords an opportunity to sign their lease anywhere in the world.
What is remote notarization?
With remote notarization, a signer personally appears before the Notary at the time of the notarization using audio-visual technology over the internet instead of being physically present in the same room. Remote online notarization is also called webcam notarization, online notarization, or virtual notarization.
Is remote notarization the same as electronic notarization?
Many people confuse electronic notarization with remote notarization, believing they are the same. They are not.
Electronic notarization, or eNotarization, involves documents that are notarized in electronic form, and the Notary and document signer sign with an electronic signature. But all other elements of a traditional, paper notarization apply to electronic notarization, including the requirement for the signer to physically appear before the Notary.
The confusion arises from the fact that Webcam notarizations typically involve digital documents that are signed and notarized electronically. However, they go a step further in that the transaction is conducted online rather than in person.
Interested in RON? Contact us today before you need to sign documents and we can help set up a session!