TARA LATIMER

NOTARY/SIGNING AGENT

Tara Appears in the

2018 Top 100 People in Real Estate

Tara Latimer is the owner of Essential Signing Agent Services, a leading, Rhode Island-based provider of amenities for the real estate and mortgage industries. Tara founded her company in 2016 and has since directed all of its operations. This responsibility involves complex documentation procedures and requires a laser focus on details. Essential Signing Agent Services also provides mobile services support for buyers and sellers of residential properties. As a notary public, commissioned in Providence, Rhode Island, and certified loan signing agent, certified through the National Notary Association and Loan Signing System Course, she is also able to expedite the lengthy closing process by guiding borrowers through the document signing process.

On a daily basis, Tara analyzes mortgage closing packages, loan documents, and real estate transactions to ensure their accuracy and compliance. In addition, she is depended on to grow and sustain her business to guarantee its continual progression. In this endeavor, Tara must maintain a client database, negotiate pricing, handle accounting and billing, and develop marketing initiatives to attract new clients.

Tara has over twelve years of customer service experience and seven years of supervisory and management practice. Prior to starting her own company, she was in the healthcare industry and held senior level positions for companies such as Bannister House and New England Healthcare Employees Union. It was during this period that personal tragedy struck. Tara’s sister was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer and as her primary caregiver, Tara was struggling to find a notary who would make a home visit. This led to her recognition of the need for mobile notary services. Tara began to assist hospital patients with their closing documents and soon after, added at-home signing services for the general public.

Tara prides herself on being professional, prompt, and proficient in the services she provides. She offers the convenience and flexibility of a client-focused scheduling system, complemented by excellent interpersonal skills and a positive disposition. These attributes have resulted in a reputation that is highly esteemed by her clients and colleagues.

Tara credits her success to a combination of hard work and overcoming numerous challenges. Although she was wholly engaged with taking care of her family, she was determined to start her own business and achieved that goal, despite numerous hardships. Tara also acknowledges the benefit of a firm educational foundation. She holds a BBA, with a concentration in healthcare administration, from Alameda University and continues to pursue instruction in commercial real estate. Additionally, Tara was recently accepted into the growth cohort group of Paul C. Brunson’s, Mastermind Mentoring program.

Tara maintains an equally impressive profile within her community as president of the Steven K. Latimer Foundation, an organization started by her sister, in honor of her late nephew, who died as the innocent victim of violent crime. Tara also collaborated with salons and barber shops in her neighborhood to offer free haircuts and styling for school aged children, believing that by feeling better, the kids can do better.

When she is not tending to the obligations of her business or engaged in a philanthropic pursuit, Tara enjoys spending time with her family and staying abreast of developments in the real estate industry.

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