Remote Online Notarization

Close your real estate transaction from anywhere in the world

Important information for sellers and their agents
To avoid unnecessary risk from COVID-19, we recommend all sellers take advantage of RON to securely and safely sign closing documents. Review the contents of this page to learn more, and contact us to make arrangements for your virtual signing at no additional cost.
We’ve partnered with NotaryCam to offer remote online notarization (RON), which allows clients to log into a virtual closing room to complete their transaction. The process is fast, simple and secure.

How it works

Sellers and all-cash buyers may contact us to request RON. Borrowers must get lender approval first. Sellers, all-cash buyers and borrowers with lender approval will receive an email invitation that includes the date and time for your closing and a link to the virtual signing room.
When you enter the virtual room, your web cam will automatically turn on and you will be joined by a certified settlement agent from Federal Title. All parties to the transaction may enter the virtual closing room by clicking the link, including your real estate agent and lender.
You will first verify your identity through knowledge-based authentication, which includes questions about your life that are similar to the ones asked when applying for a home loan or credit card online.
After the certified settlement agent confirms your answers are correct, you will be asked to verify your ID such as a driver’s license, identification card or passport.
Once your identity and ID are verified, your certified settlement agent will guide you through the signing process. The platform’s sync feature allows all virtual closing attendees to follow along.
That’s it! Once you’ve completed your final signature, you’re finished! The certified settlement agent takes care of notarizing and delivering the completed documents to the appropriate parties.

Why use remote online notarization?

  • Convenience

    Complete your real estate closing from the comfort of your home or office, anywhere in the world.
  • Save time

    Eliminate any chance of missing signatures, initials or dates and delaying your transaction from closing.
  • Like a traditional closing, but virtual

    Digital signature holds the same legal weight as wet-ink signatures.
  • Review documents in advance

    Get your documents ahead of closing (dependent upon the lender) so you can review the contents and prepare any questions to ask in the virtual closing room.

Technology requirements

You must have a laptop, desktop or mobile device with a functioning web cam. For mobile devices, you may wish to download the free mobile app for Apple or Android.

Federal Title & Escrow Company

For nearly 25 years, our independently owned title company has leveraged technology to streamline the closing process, providing top-notch service at a competitive price for buyers, sellers, agents and lenders across the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

  • We are proud pioneers of creating a better closing experience for buyers, sellers, agents and lenders.
  • Our instant REAL Credit™ for ordering settlement services online has saved our neighbors upward of $18 million to date.
  • Our paperless, custom-built closing workflow software allows us to proactively keep customers in the know and avoid settlement surprises.
  • Our free mobile app Close It!™ helps homebuyers and their agents better understand the complete cost to be paid at closing.
    • Often imitated but never replicated – we set the bar other title companies aspire to reach.

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Closing Costs Explained…

Closing costs include taxes, lender fees and title fees that a homebuyer pays at settlement. Watch this video to prepare for the process.

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