DIGITAL CLOSINGS: The widespread adoption of electronic signatures has simplified the signing of real estate contracts. Now that public acceptance and government legistlation are in place, the real estate industry is moving on to the next phase: electronic notarization. While e-sign vendors have implemented a wide variety of authentication methods, e-notary makes the notarization process even more secure and fully digital for all parties involved: senders, signers, and notaries. It enables a Notary Public to act as an in-person witness to electronic signing of documents - often by using authenticated video. A Florida law went into effect January 1, 2020, enabling Remote Online Notarization (RON). To facilitate speedy and safe closings on homes I have listed for sale, I am now working with a Tampa Bay title company that offers eNotary services. Real estate is first and foremost a business based on person-to-person connections, relationships, and trust; and none of that changes if we are signing on video. Welcome to the new age of real estate closings!