Secretary of State’s E-Closings Survey: Provide Your Feedback Today

By Brian Byrd

As Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Real Property Section, I am reaching out to you on behalf of the North Carolina Department of Secretary of State’s Electronic Mortgage Closing Advisory Committee (the “E-closing Committee”) to seek your help and participation in the below survey. The purpose and intent is to seek feedback from you on your perception of the current state of adoption of electronic mortgage closings and what you feel may be barriers to adoption.

This survey, of course, is completely voluntary, and we have been assured that it will be kept completely blind, anonymous and confidential. We have also been assured that they will not collect any contact or email information.

With COVID-19 and temporary stay at home mandates, the E-closing Committee feels that, now more than ever, people are looking for alternatives to closings that promote as limited contact as possible. But many are still hesitant to implement a solution. The E-closing Committee hopes you will share your understanding, opinions and concerns through this survey so that the E-closing Committee may better address them. Your participation and input is invaluable as the E-closing Committee is working to ensure that we have appropriate tools in place to enable loans to be closed securely and safely during this pandemic and afterwards.

Please find the link to the survey here: [If it does not automatically launch, right click on it and select “open hyperlink.”]

We hope you will take a few minutes to complete this survey. For us to properly collate and process, we need you to complete the survey no later than Monday, September 14.

We sincerely thank you advance for your time and participation. If you have any questions please contact: Ozie Stallworth, eNotary Director, N.C. Department of Secretary of State, 919-814-5495 or