Friday, September 18, 2015

Celebrating Three Years In Business

September 18, 2012 marks the official start of @AfterHoursVA. Three years ago after obtaining my notary commission, I had a vision of starting a part time mobile notary business. Literally I jumped up that day and filed my DBA, obtained a business license, applied for an EIN and purchased a domain. 
This post is to encourage anyone to follow their dreams, visions or wild ideas. It just might turn into a business overnight!

Thursday, July 2, 2015


Do you need your "John Hancock" properly notarized? 

@AfterHoursVA will be available #IndependenceDay weekend for all notarial services.

$35 travel fee plus $5 per notarized signature. 

#4thofJuly #1776 #Declaration

Sunday, June 28, 2015

#Notary Facebook Group

Looking for a place to network with like-minded individuals and share best practices within our industry?

Come network with other notaries, signing agents, title companies, signing services, lenders and other real estate professionals.  You will also be able to post your qualifications, certifications, website and or social media profiles so that Title Companies, Signing Agencies and others can find you!

Head over to Quick Find Notary/Signing Agents Directory and join today!

#Network #Notaries #SigningAgents #FBGroup

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Need a Notary Fast?

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Notaries sign up for free or upgrade for only $10 a year. Via @notarizethis 

Friday, May 1, 2015

GoGetNotary - National Advisory Council

"GoGetNotary is proud to announce Takisha Smith, #Notary Certified Signing Agent and marketing guru has been named to our National Advisory Council."
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Takisha L. Smith, NNA Notary Ambassador®

I am excited and honored to announce I am now a member of  the NNA Notary Ambassador® Network!

Takisha L. Smith,  NNA Notary Ambassador® 

Would you like to become an NNA Notary Ambassador® to?  Apply here:

T.L. Smith
Owner, @AfterHoursVA

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Schedule Your Appointment

Now accepting evening and weekend appointments! #notary #chapter7 #bankruptcy #creditrepair #freshstart #prose #DIY

Friday, April 17, 2015

Virginia Electronic Notary Process - eSeal

2nd step in obtaining my e-notary commission from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Thanks Acorn Sales Company, Inc. for the quick delivery of me e-seal. Now using my electronic signature/certificate along with this e-seal, I am ready to apply with the state today!

Virginia Electronic Notary Process

So excited!  I just completed the first step in becoming an e-notary in the state of Virginia.  I applied for and purchased my digital certificate/signature that conforms to X.509 digital certificate standards and issued and managed by a trusted root Certificate Authority as allowed by the Commonwealth.  Step 2 - apply to become an electronic notary.



Saturday, March 7, 2015

Virginia Notary Seal

What information is required to be on a Virginia notary's seal/stamp?

A Virginia notary's seal/stamp must contain the name of the notary exactly as it appears on the notary's commission, the words "Notary Public" and "Commonwealth of Virginia."  Any information included on the notary's seal/stamp must be accurate.  The notary cannot strike through or white out an area to make a change.

Note:  Many notaries choose to add their commission expiration date and registration number to their notary seal/stamp.  That is an option and not required on the notary's seal/stamp.  Referring to the 2014 Virginia Notary Handbookpage 8, A notary's commission expiration date and registration number is required in the notary act itself.

For more information on Virginia Notary Laws:

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Chat Live!

Thanks to the visitors who contacted me tonight with questions regarding bankruptcy. The below visitor had some great questions. #AfterHoursVA#BKChat  

Are you ready for a FRESH START???  Chat live at

Let's stay connected!