If there's one thing I've learned in life and business, it's that you can't avoid the problems and challenges. You have to face them head-on.
As we approach 2024, I see a few problematic areas for our industry. We can't ignore them, even if we wanted to.
At best, we adopt and adapt.
At worst, well, maybe it's back to the call center we go.
Rather than stick your head in the sand, shine a light into these three blindspots. I know it's overhwelming, especially if you're just starting out. But it's better you have one eye...
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The mortgage industry consumes about 2.2 billion pieces of paper every year (50-60 million of which are estimated to be notarized), which, depending on their size, will require a minimum of 117,000-200,000 trees to supply.
According to some industry estimates, there are about 950 million other non-mortgage related documents notarized every year, and many of those use more than a single page.
So as notaries public, somewhere around 4-5 billion sheets of paper pass through our hands every single year.
That’s unsustainable for a few reasons:
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