Why hire a professional registered agent?
It is true that any individual or entity that fulfills the state requirements
can be a registered agent. Typically, to be a registered agent, one
must meet state residency requirements and also be available to accept
"service of process" during certain business hours. However,
if a registered agent fails to fulfill their responsibilities, then
the consequences could be severe. A professional registered agent
can accept "service of process" regardless of your state
of residence, business hours, or travel plans. They also give you
the comfort of knowing that a professional will be there to fulfill
the registered agent responsibilities in a timely manner. Furthermore,
many registered agent companies also offer additional services as
part of their yearly registered agent fee.
See the related FAQ - What are
some typical registered agent fees?