Originally posted: April 24, 2020

[Resources last updated: May 5, 2020]

Remote online notarization (RON) eClosings are one of the last remaining barriers to a fully-digital home buying experience. Movement toward RON eClosings was previously a slow march. Now, in light of the urgent need for contactless closings during COVID-19, interest in RON has risen dramatically.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak in mid-March, Google Trends data indicates that searches for “remote online notarization” spiked. Across the legal, lending, and real estate markets, the need for zero-touch, fully-remote notarizations is more apparent than ever.

As you explore your own RON timelines, it’s crucial that you’re knowledgeable on the nuances in your region including the temporary orders that impact your ability to perform RON or RIN transactions during COVID-19. Any missteps in an effort to rush toward RON can result in serious implications for your business, your clients, and a homeowner’s true and uncompromised ownership of a property. 

Below is a curated list of RON resources that are available for title & escrow businesses and lenders to stay on top of RON legislation, gather verified information on RON standards, and discover checklists and other guides to get started with RON eClosings. We will continue to update this page with reliable resources as they become available. 

Institutional RON Standards  

RON eClosing Information and Guidance 

State and National RON Legislation Status 

Additional RON Resources 

As more information and resources become available we will update this page with additional links and reputable sources. If you have a valuable RON resource, please share with us by emailing Kelsey.Galles@Qualia.com