Monroe Real Estate News

Exciting Prospects for Real Estate Industry Resulting from RON

September 23rd, 2022 9:10 AM by Judy Chapman

I know your first question!!  Who is RON?  A better question is "What" is RON.  RON is one of the newest acronyms you will hear being tossed around concerning notarization.  Yes, I know this is a blog post for Real Estate!!  But for the Realtors in the room, and for Lenders and Attorneys, you all know that within the closing and within the loan preparation process, there are many instances where a notary is involved.  So the business of Realtors and the business of Notaries have become more tightly intertwined.  With the passage of Remote Online Notarization or RON, the signature of signers can be notarized electronically without the notary being in the same room as the signers.  What does this mean?  Also the signers do not have to be sitting in front of the attorney or paralegal.  But don't jump the gun.  You cannot do this today in NC.  The law to provide for RON was passed, but the effective date is July 2023, about 9 months away.  This will give time for the Office of Secretary of State to establish all the rules and regulations to be followed and to identify acceptable platforms with which the RONs will be able to work.  This will also allow us time to get ready for RON and to educate everyone on it.  As President of North Carolina Notary Association, Wednesday I was privileged to appear before the Union County Realtors Association to introduce the concept of RON to our Realtor members.  It is an exciting time!!  I encourage you to contact me if you would like for me to present also to your Realtor Association, Bar Association meeting, Paralegal Association meeting or other professional group within the State of North Carolina.  There are so many factors to explore concerning RON and its implementation.  If you are a Notary and want to learn more, please feel free to contact me.  Judy Chapman, Broker/Owner Appleseed Realty LLC; Owner of A Notary Store + More LLC; President North Carolina Notary Association; National Notary of the Year 2019; National Notary Ambassador  704-219-3160 or

Posted by Judy Chapman on September 23rd, 2022 9:10 AM

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