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02/23/2017  05:44:40 AM by: Smith Jump to Last Post

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McDonnell Associates Has anyone worked with this company? I did a purchase for them on 1st of Jan 2017 and Not paid as of date. I called and found someone to speak to. He was kind enough to checkup internally and told me that they had an ISSUE with multiple Notary Payment and that it should go out soon. However he also added that , if if next week from today ( Feb 22nd ) I have NOT heard or gotten anything, I should call him back. Two months and NO PAYMENT on PURCHASE where the transaction has closed and disbursement has occured. Why are notary's disbursement always held up or held up in another pseudo escrow such as signing services. 
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02/18/2017  2:23:42 PM by: Notary_Narayan Jump to Last Post

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NAT USA INC They are based out of PA and Delaware. They payment is fast. They send work via Snapdocs. I email over a nonpayment after 87 days. Wayne, the owner & the person in-charge of payroll called me & told me he payed me within 15 days and when the check was cashed. I was able to go back in email to that day and confirm the check was indeed cashed. I thanked me for calling me late in the evening on a saturday and spend some time walking me thru until i reconciled it. I wish there are more honest signing companies and owners like Wayne. Date of signing 11/23/16 , Date of Payment 12/19/16. Now that is fast >>> 
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02/18/2017  2:06:55 PM by: MrsKitty Jump to Last Post

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EMD Settlement Group Has anyone worked for EMD Settlement Group before?  
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Has anyone worked for EMD Settlement Group before?
I did a signing for them for the first time about 2 weeks ago. I am still waiting for payment. I had to invoice them by email. I would like to get a mailing address for them if anyone knows it. Thanks in advance.  jmschultze
This used to be Blackburn Settlements and from my research have changed business names a lot, seems kind of sketchy They just called me for a job and I'm not sure if I want to take it.   Jeff701
She does have a so so reputation. She called me for a signing for 7/7/2016 and I accepted and then did my research. I decided to go ahead with the signing, although I was hesitant. As it turned out, I received payment 8/5/2016. The assignment was a single page notarization, not a full refinance, and I felt if I didn't receive payment, I knew who to contact to follow up on collections. Also check out NotaryRotary for information on her.  Doris_CO
I did a signing for EMD Settlement in in May and received my payment within 30 days.
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She does have a so so reputation. She called me for a signing for 7/7/2016 and I accepted and then did my research. I decided to go ahead with the signing, although I was hesitant. As it turned out, I received payment 8/5/2016. The assignment was a single page notarization, not a full refinance, and I felt if I didn't receive payment, I knew who to contact to follow up on collections. Also check out NotaryRotary for information on her.
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I have accepted an assignment from EMD, they were good and paid within 30 days.
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I did a signing for EMD Settlement in in May and received my payment within 30 days.
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She does have a so so reputation. She called me for a signing for 7/7/2016 and I accepted and then did my research. I decided to go ahead with the signing, although I was hesitant. As it turned out, I received payment 8/5/2016. The assignment was a single page notarization, not a full refinance, and I felt if I didn't receive payment, I knew who to contact to follow up on collections. Also check out NotaryRotary for information on her.

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Beth Blackburn Davis (EMD Settlement) is one of my favorite vendors. I have done at least 2 dozen signings for her in the past year. She is awesome and always pays quickly (before I can invoice). I look forward to working with Beth in the future. I especially like that I can always reach Beth by text and that she returns phone messages and emails really fast. She is super knowledgeable and is always able to solve problems that occur at signings. Debra LeFew  MrsKitty
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02/16/2017  3:03:01 PM by: Carla Jump to Last Post

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Optima Lending Service Has anyone worked for Optima Lending Service?  
I accepted 1 assignment in 2016, the accepted my fee and paid within 30 days. Received loan documents in timely manner.
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Great company to work for. Little slow on payment but it came within 45 days. They are a GO  Carla
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02/16/2017  3:00:55 PM by: Carla Jump to Last Post

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First American Title This company is the most difficult to work with and unfortunately they are one of the biggest. Their system is always going down. They said we would get text messages and stop those calls asking us to go 80 miles for $75.00 or $35 if it's a loan mod and it isn't running and Cricket Wireless isn't on the list? They put so many restrictions on the notary and then when you call either at the table or for a question yourself..they NEVER call you back. They just can't get it together. 
Cricket is the knock off of AT&T. Or at least run using their network just like Virgin Mobile & Boost Mobile with Sprint. Page plus cellular with Verizon or MetroPCS with T-Mobile. So if you have a knock off carrier brand that does not show up you should be able to pick the brand name. If they are using email to SMS that's a different story. Jose Lopez  JoseLopez
Thanks for your reply Jose: They finally got the "gateway" to Cricket Wireless took all of 2 darn months and I lost a lot of business. Only this is the password for the website does not open the password on my phone for them and so I'm still not getting any work. Just unbelievable that this major company is so behind the 8 ball in everything technologically speaking. Even their text messaging for the orders is so complicated that I'll have to pull over just to get in (whenever that is} I left so many unreturned messages and emails. Poor notary service. They are labor intensive in every one of their notary procedures so unlike Quicken and other lenders...ya just click and your in...not FASS ..just ridiculous.  Carla
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02/16/2017  12:58:59 PM by: woodlandelf Jump to Last Post

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Notary Go I read that Nations Direct is now Notary Go. But, why did they change their name? Notary go is a cooler name -- I must admit.  
Nations Direct had such a bad reputation -- no wonder they are attempting to re-brand as Notary Go! I've had a few calls from Notary Go, but their fees are STILL so ridiculously low that no work has come of it. Vicki Kluever Palmer, Alaska   AKnotary
Low fees and mirco-managing. EGW  egw91145
Just got off the phone with Notary Direct. They are NOT Notary Go. EGW  egw91145
They are now using an app and only paying $60. Seriously? That's ridiculously low. I will never work for a company paying that little. They are taking the lion's share of the money. I guess they don't want to work with professional notaries.  woodlandelf
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02/23/2017  10:28:38 AM by: HWardale Jump to Last Post

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Cfacts Title What happened to this people? Used to be OK but this year can't get paid for any job without hounding them every time and finally see payment around 75 days. Wonder if they would pay at all if I forgot one? 
I have not been paid for May order. They have ignored my statements. I believe they hired me as a one time job and never intended to pay me. Beware.  mgb1966
Update. I turned down an order because I had not been paid, as detailed in my previous post. The scheduler then accepted my reason and said he would look into it. I received my payment in a couple of days. The fact was, I relied on email to collect my fee and found that talking to someone actually ended up solving the problem. I still expect to be paid without having to follow up myself, but I my dissatisfaction is now tempered by the eventual payment.  mgb1966
Excellent point, James. [;)] I think it's a sign of our times, relying a little too heavily on e-mail. I'm just a one-man show here, but I get about 100 e-mails a day - I can't imagine how many some large businesses might get. It's mostly spam, but I still have to quick-check it all so I don't miss something important. Making a phone call is a little more 'human' and a chance to become more of a 'person' to the one we're speaking with, instead of just another e-mail address or vendor number. Human-to-human works so well - which is WHY some of the scam artists try to incorporate OUR faces into THEIR little ventures sometimes.[;)]  Renee
I was not paid by cFACTS till I faxed them an invoice, W-9, and copy of work order. Took me a while to realize this was a smarter way to work. Fax was followed up with a snail mail billing containing the same info.  sam jenks
I'm still waiting for payment on 3 closings in May. Hounding them for some older stuff and they sent a few checks. Too bad, I always liked working for them but not for free...  7227
Just received a check for two closings from 5/19.  7227
Has anyone had a positive experience with CFACTS lately? Just got a call from them....  1357
My understanding is C-facts is defunct. They lost their primary contract with Admiral Bank and have not paid the notaries for outstanding invoices. They do not return phone calls or emails and their website is offline now. I am fortunate that they only owe me $125. Some notaries online are reporting they have outstanding invoices of $4000-5000. HWardale  HWardale
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02/23/2017  07:32:00 AM by: Smith Jump to Last Post

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Signing Stream I was at these people's home for 3 hours. When I got in my car, I called them and said I just got done. I said there was no way I could call you after an hour's time. There is nothing in this Paper work that was right. The Borrowers have spent well over an hour and a half on the phone with their Loan officer. I said the Name was misspelled and that all had to be corrected. I said the Husband said he wanted to call it off and just get rid of the paper work, The Wife said it already been delayed and if we don't sign this its going to cost us more money. The payment is going to be higher and the Interest Rate is going up again. We can't get this money for a house in Florida without doing this. Our kids have to have this House now and we have to sign these papers I can't negotiate another week on this. We are leaving next week. So I stayed there from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM. I called Signing Stream and said you are going to have to wait for the faxed docs. So after supper, I faxed back part of the docs and then I tried to fax back the balance. Well apparently their Faxes were either out of paper, out of something because it would only allow the first batch to out. The second batch, my fax machine just couldn't send them. Just before 10:00 PM I tried it again, still not faxing in. So I left them a message and said I would fax the balance this morning. I faxed them the rest of the documents at 6:11 AM. I have a Commercial Fax Machine in my home and it spits out a receipt as to whether they got the faxes or not. So I was waiting for the email that said you can drop the docs? Still nothing. So its says if after 4 hours after the docs have been faxed you can go ahead and ship them out. So I will drive up to Basalt and drop off the docs as Fed-x is open on Saturday's until 1PM. Your right I can't even find an address where this Signing Steam is located. In Califoria. I guess I can Google it and see. other wise. kind of hard to put the information into Notary Assist. I will not be taking any more assignments from them. ever again . When this assigment first came up, I should have looked at what they were before it got cancelled. I would have never done anything for them. They claim they are associated with Fidelity National Title and have been with them for years. Yet on the internet, its says a brand new company, so somebody is lying., Also they are cheap, they don't care if you are at the Borrowers house for 6 hours, they are not going to pay you anything at all. Now I have been with Fidelity National Title for a long time and I have never even heard of these people. I was not going to argue with them but their demands are too much for me at the price they pay. I said I get paid $100 right here in town. Well they claim they don't get paid that much from Fidelity nor the Escrow company? maybe you not worth anymore than that either. Audrey Jane Spaulding 
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02/23/2017  07:21:32 AM by: 17081 Jump to Last Post

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Title Source I just started getting calls from them. Any opinions on how they pay? 30 or 60 days? Or less? 
BEWARE of the unprofessionalism of this company!!! I was asked to take an assignment, 19 miles away in a city I didn't recognize, "Lakespur". I told Title Source it didn't sound right but I would accept it if it was 19 miles away. When I checked it "Larkspur" turned out to be 38 miles. So when they could not meet my fee of $100, I declined the assignment. Then they threatened me with a "defect" on my profile because I declined the assignment. I'm surprised others feel they pay well. It appears they don't pay very well to me. They only wanted to pay me $65 initially and could only offer $85 for the 38 miles. This is my only experience with them and my last. ={ I don't play such games, I'm a professional.  busynotary
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BEWARE of the unprofessionalism of this company!!! I was asked to take an assignment, 19 miles away in a city I didn't recognize, "Lakespur". I told Title Source it didn't sound right but I would accept it if it was 19 miles away. When I checked it "Larkspur" turned out to be 38 miles. So when they could not meet my fee of $100, I declined the assignment. Then they threatened me with a "defect" on my profile because I declined the assignment. I'm surprised others feel they pay well. It appears they don't pay very well to me. They only wanted to pay me $65 initially and could only offer $85 for the 38 miles. This is my only experience with them and my last. ={ I don't play such games, I'm a professional.
Delores: If I were you I'd write to Vendor Management and provide them with a complete fee schedule. Then when they call you for an assignment your fee is already known and approved. Just be aware you may not get a lot of calls from them if your fees are higher, but the calls you DO get will be at the fee you want. They've never offered me $65 for anything. My fees are over $100 for this area except no-print Quicken, which is $100 - and I get that. No, I do not get the cattle calls through the app on my cell phone, but that's fine - I don't want them. I get phone calls and my fee is never ever argued. I love Title Source. Have never been threatened with a defect due to my fees. I've been doing signings here in Florida for 8 years and they are one of the companies that really have their act together - at least for me. Try the above before you burn bridges - I think you'll be happy you did. JMO and Good luck. Linda http://www.columbiacountynotary.webs.com http://www.notary.net/websites/LindaHubbell  LindaH
Thank you for your feed back. I don't usually get calls from them because my fee is higher. I will do their low fee if it is Quicken and in my back yard only.
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BEWARE of the unprofessionalism of this company!!! I was asked to take an assignment, 19 miles away in a city I didn't recognize, "Lakespur". I told Title Source it didn't sound right but I would accept it if it was 19 miles away. When I checked it "Larkspur" turned out to be 38 miles. So when they could not meet my fee of $100, I declined the assignment. Then they threatened me with a "defect" on my profile because I declined the assignment. I'm surprised others feel they pay well. It appears they don't pay very well to me. They only wanted to pay me $65 initially and could only offer $85 for the 38 miles. This is my only experience with them and my last. ={ I don't play such games, I'm a professional.
Delores: If I were you I'd write to Vendor Management and provide them with a complete fee schedule. Then when they call you for an assignment your fee is already known and approved. Just be aware you may not get a lot of calls from them if your fees are higher, but the calls you DO get will be at the fee you want. They've never offered me $65 for anything. My fees are over $100 for this area except no-print Quicken, which is $100 - and I get that. No, I do not get the cattle calls through the app on my cell phone, but that's fine - I don't want them. I get phone calls and my fee is never ever argued. I love Title Source. Have never been threatened with a defect due to my fees. I've been doing signings here in Florida for 8 years and they are one of the companies that really have their act together - at least for me. Try the above before you burn bridges - I think you'll be happy you did. JMO and Good luck. Linda http://www.columbiacountynotary.webs.com http://www.notary.net/websites/LindaHubbell
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you are right they have a thing about defects.. I was giving several in a week period - for their own negligence. spent hours on the phone to resolve -- they can be so picky with what they require but then sloppy with what they put out. The defects unreasonable weight - one defect -- borrower over sign can knock you down two tiers. I've been doing closings for 15+yrs and I have a pretty good record regarding "defects", but there standards require perfection. Double standard since they aren't perfect --- they micro manage - calling in you have to talk to several different people before the right person who can answer your issue ...can be very in cumbersome. There doesn't appear to be much logic with their scheduling team -- I will get calls saying its 15 miles but then when I look it up its not --they will then put if off on the lender - that its what they sent over, but why don't they check the location before sending -- zip codes should match the city --sometimes it a branch location and the branch doesn't know I coming, or isn't the right branch -- but they expect the Notary to figure and straighten it all out and complete the signing -- with no additional fee -- so many times I'm figuring out who I'm meeting and where the day of and with in hours of the appointment -- and I call all borrowers 24-48hurs before the appointment to introduce myself and confirm time and place. Their fees obviously vary from area to area ..but being in the metro Chicago I think $65 is low ball, and they are stingy with increase due to extra efforts -- and they cut that in half if the borrower doesn't show or sign -- at no fault of the Notary. It sad to say, but of the many title compaines they are in the top 10.
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BEWARE of the unprofessionalism of this company!!! I was asked to take an assignment, 19 miles away in a city I didn't recognize, "Lakespur". I told Title Source it didn't sound right but I would accept it if it was 19 miles away. When I checked it "Larkspur" turned out to be 38 miles. So when they could not meet my fee of $100, I declined the assignment. Then they threatened me with a "defect" on my profile because I declined the assignment. I'm surprised others feel they pay well. It appears they don't pay very well to me. They only wanted to pay me $65 initially and could only offer $85 for the 38 miles. This is my only experience with them and my last. ={ I don't play such games, I'm a professional.
Delores: If I were you I'd write to Vendor Management and provide them with a complete fee schedule. Then when they call you for an assignment your fee is already known and approved. Just be aware you may not get a lot of calls from them if your fees are higher, but the calls you DO get will be at the fee you want. They've never offered me $65 for anything. My fees are over $100 for this area except no-print Quicken, which is $100 - and I get that. No, I do not get the cattle calls through the app on my cell phone, but that's fine - I don't want them. I get phone calls and my fee is never ever argued. I love Title Source. Have never been threatened with a defect due to my fees. I've been doing signings here in Florida for 8 years and they are one of the companies that really have their act together - at least for me. Try the above before you burn bridges - I think you'll be happy you did. JMO and Good luck. Linda http://www.columbiacountynotary.webs.com http://www.notary.net/websites/LindaHubbell

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I did a Quicken closing for Title Source a few days ago. Then I get an email after faxing back the whole package for free (we don't pay for fax backs)saying "oh no, you made a mistake on one of your docs!" I drove over to the UPS hub where I had dropped the docs to correct my HUGE mistake....on the notarial evidence form I put a "-" instead of writing "n/a" on one of the lines at the top that didn't apply to me. Are you kidding me? Seemed awfully petty!   esnotary
Title Source is one of the best! Jocelyn Waters  jocelynj
Anyone have issues with TSI altering your acknowledgement afterwards? Title Source is owned by Quicken, so maybe that well help explain why Quicken is their main client. JMT Docs used to be the largest signing company vendor for TSI, and they pulled the plug on them. I did signings for both, even became the "ASP" notary for JMT, their elite and error-free notary group. Title Source pays timely, the Schedulers are great. But, I came across a growing concern. They like to hire internal folks who start at entry-level and basically work up the ladder. That might be preferred in some industries, but not in title insurance. With that said, I got a rejection notice that I wrote my name over my signature on the Deed of Trust acknowledgement. After asking for a copy of the alleged error, I noticed my name was hand written by someone else and the document did not ask for a printed name to begin with. I've closed Quicken loans for 12 years, error free. After pointing this out, the process was robotic and several people followed up in queue and I would only do a new acknowledgement if they sent me the blank page, not an all-purpose attachment. I searched 4 counties online with other Quicken loans successfully recorded just like I have always done. Then, I came across a few more where other notary's acknowledgements were altered. This is not a County Clerk requirement, and the attorney firm (attorneys are required to prepare or bless ALL loans in Texas lending) did not prepare the instrument as they asked. So, since a few of you had petty requests from them, I'd ask to have a copy of your alleged error sent to you and make sure you stick to your guns. Your CYA and diligence will be on your side.  jburkhalter
Title Source is the BEST!   sspeckin
I told them to not only check me as Inactive but to delete me from their database. I want to spend my time working for companies who respect and appreciate their notaries. :   jkat
I have worked for TitleSource for years. My favorite company out there. They pay by ACH weekly, I have never, and I say never been paid less then 100.00 for anything, and 150+ for Reverse Mortgages. Its true they don't pay for fax-backs, but they only require them rarely on a investment property. It does take me a extra 10 minutes to do a fax back, but the amount of work they give me,from a great paying company, I'll gladly accommodate that. When I signed with them I set my own fees. I don't understand the complaints on the defect system. Yes they want you to be free of defects, by double checking my documents before I leave the signing I have managed to remain defect free. The loan packages are very clean packages, well organized, pretty hard to make mistakes on. If your getting a bunch of defects from this company then maybe your in the wrong business.  17081
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Signing Stream - New Agency I was sent an inquiry email by this new agency on a job in my area. They asked for my fee. Has anyone had any experiences with them? I generally don't take on new agencies this way. Their info: Signing Stream, Inc. Attn: Notary Signing Requests P.O. Box 4349 Huntington Beach, CA 92605 Sincerely yours, Notary's Life 
Have rceived a couple calls from these people offering $60 for a closing. I couldn't help but laugh in the poor girl's ear. I negitiated it up to $85 was then told there would be fax-backs to check my work. Told them no thanks, and that they might be better off looking for novice notaries and to leave me alone. EGW  egw91145
I have finally been paid, so I can now post my experience. The short version is: I will not do a signing for this company again unless I get paid in advance. Roland called me from SigningStream in August 2015 for a same-day closing. I read the reviews here about long delays in payment, and then told Roland that I would take the job only if he could guarantee I would be paid within 30 days. He assured me that he could, so I dropped everything, printed out the hundreds of pages they sent (as seven different documents), and headed to the signing at the customer's home. Half an hour into the signing, the doorbell rang. It was a local attorney who had also had been hired to conduct the signing, and had a complete set of documents with her! I finished the signing and made the necessary report (you must report signing complete within 1 hour) and faxbacks. 30 days went by and no payment. I contacted Roland and he said he didn't know why there was a delay, but payment would be made soon. This turned out to be incorrect. I continued to follow up weekly, and signingstream continued to say that the check would be mailed "very soon." Each time I was told this, it was untrue. Finally, 63 days after the closing, I got a call from someone at SigningStream saying that my fee was too high. The caller said they don't normally pay that much and asked me to justify why my fee was so high. I could not believe that after they kept me waiting more than two months for payment, they were calling to question the fee that they had agreed to for the same-day signing! I simply explained that that is my minimum fee for a signing with faxbacks. After this phone call, it still took another ten days after that to receive the check. I won't do another signing for them unless I get paid ahead of time.  StamfordNotary2
I will not take assignments from this company. They have continually deducted $5.00 off of my $60.00 fee, which included faxbacks. Each time they have some excuse why they are deducting from my fees. Bad signing co. to work for. They also take over 60 days for payment. T. Scarpelli  TinaMarie
Please tell me that's $60 for a one or two document signing and NOT a loan signing.. Linda http://www.columbiacountynotary.webs.com  LindaH
These people are the worst. Very low pay, slow pay and high expectations for reporting status over and over again. Never again  overquailified1
everything that is posted regarding this Company is true. I have never worked for them before and never again. I knew they were a new Company, but they are cheap. The first time they called and it was for a Lady who lives 7 and 1/2 miles from me. Nothing was mentioned regarding fax backs. This was cancelled after I had accepted it probably within the hour. That was ok, but then the Company called back and I said well I am not busy. Then this Rep said I knew that you do such a good job. Then he proceeds to tell me that I would have to do it for the original fee which he claims that I agreed to do a full Loan package of 160 pages for $75.00, I said I don't think that the amount was what I agreed upon. You never said how many pages this was going to be. I told you how many pages to start with. I said this undercuts every Notary around this area. He said we don't get paid much so you agreed that you would do it for that. I said I don't remember your saying there were faxback either. Now not only are there Faxbacks but you are suppose to get this package to Fed-x or UPS within 4 hours after the signing has taken place. I said well. None of them are open after 6PM and this signing won't start until 5PM. I said I will do this for what you said I agreed upon, but I am marking you off my regular list and putting you at the top of the List of Do Not Work for this Company. I am not sure who the Bank is that is footing the Loan. I am sure they will find something wrong with how this goes down. They must be a bunch of real Dead Beats! So I am not looking to get paid very fast and from now on I will check the company out before I do this again. I thought this Industry got rid of these types of fly by night Companies, apparently this one has gone under the radar. Audrey Jane Spaulding  available1234
Did a full loan signing with fax backs on 4/30/16, and had a similar experience. I have not yet been paid, but did get a call about a week ago, asking me to reduce my fee and that they do a lot of work in my area. Ha! I don't fall for that. What irks me is that the fee was agreed upon, and over a month later, they try to negotiate me down. I explained that I do NOT negotiate my fees, and that you get what you pay for. I am now waiting for my check, and after reading the comments below, I am sure I won't get it anytime soon. Wish I had read the comments on this company sooner. After their phone call, I had already made the decision not to take another assignment. Your comments have cemented that decision for me.[xx(]  yrodeo11
The caller ID said Signing Stream so I did not expect much. Well, they did not disappoint. It's 10AM tomorrow, "about" 130 pages, will require "about" 20 pages fax back. Our lender approved a fee of $55 I asked "Are you serious?", she said "I don't understand" - I said "Thank You for calling" and pushed the red button. Another entry for the Android "Extreme Call Blocker" list. Kenneth A Edelstein Mobile Notary, Apostille / Legalization Processing & Fingerprinting http://www.kenneth-a-edelstein.com  edelske
Same story - different notary. Trying to renegotiate my fee from $75 to $70 because I didn't do fax backs. Had a previous call asking me to reduce my "regular" fee to $70 because they have a lot of business in my area and that I would get more calls - they are sequenced starting with the lowest fee. I told them all new clients happily pay $100 for a standard refinance with no fax backs. Karen M. Howard  kmbshoward
STAY AWAY !! Don't even answer phones, unless you like to be insulted and slapped. They Dont Pay , Then They deduct ridiculous fees and pay after 90 days. U might as well find work elsewhere. Dont be desperate and get connned. They call me for a reverse mortgage, and ask for fax backs with $55 for the entire signing. I told the lady , If She is kidding and told her my fee is $150. Reverse mortgage packages are "YUUGGE". They are so huge, that it is unbelievable. :) She then back tracked and offered $125. I had told them to have me removed from their website and emails. Now they started calling me.   Notary_Narayan
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Signing Wiz, LLC I have done several closing for Signing Wiz, LLC in Washington, PA. John Kulik is great to work with and is always available if you have a question. Pay is good and on time. 
I have done numerous jobs for Signing Wiz and John is FANTASTIC to work for and with! I love my Signing Wiz!!! Thanks John! Veta O. Wholey  Lvnlavita
Still working with john at Signing Wiz and still very satisfied! Thank you John and I look forward to hearing from you soon!   ALNOTARY
I have been doing signings for John for a couple of months now. The communication is great, the docs are on time, the instructions are clear. My fees have been paid on time and without a single call for their status. Bravo Signing Wiz!! Barry Glassgold  bgmarket
I have had an open invoice with Signing Wiz, LLC since November 4. They no longer answer my emails or return calls. Aaron O'Leary was very nice to work with, but that doesn't pay my bills! [:(] Monica Johnston  103707
I have an outstanding invoice from January and John promised my check would go out last Tuesday, no check as of today. I told him if i didn't have the check by yesterday, I would call the title company involved in the transaction to let them know Signing Wiz does not pay it's notary's. I will never do work for them again.  Lala
I have two signings with the "WIZ" one is 50 days out, the other is 26 days out. Their answer to my first request for payment was you should receive a check in the next 5-7 Business days, maybe earlier. Hopefully they will pay both at the same time!  Retiredkop
Signing Wiz has joined the list of deadbeat signing companies. I will never work for them again! I have five outstanding invoices from June thru October 2016 and mostly seller side so the fee is low and payment is general quick to the signing company. I will be calling the signing companies today and everyday until I get paid or they are out of business.   Phyllis John
I have been waiting to be paid for a closing done in October - John is 75 days late in paying. He is not answering my calls. A lot has changed in the last 5 years. I will be notifying the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office and the Pennsylvania Secretary of State - we need to put this man out of business Ray Cox  Abbondanza
I am doing a purchase closing for these guys today. $125... Thanks I read this. I am going to make sure I GET PAID AS SOON AS ESCROW SETTLES & FUNDS ARE DISBURSED. Please read up on my posting on HOW TO GET PAID FAST, especially when doing business with new or shady signing services. I have also posted ALSO on NotaryCafe. I do a One Page insert in the loan packet, the contents of which serve as warning and obligation to PAY NOTARY ASAP.. NOT 15 DAY, NOT 30 DAYS, DEFINITELY NOT 45 DAYS. I Will update once i get paid and how fast I do   Notary_Narayan
Good luck - unless you're named on the CD (NJ being a table funding state) you'll get paid when they decide to pay you - IF they do. Their ratings on other sites are not good - in fact 1 out of 5 stars for the past 6 months. Reviews both here and elsewhere show slow to no pay. Good luck. More careful vetting of who you work for would be far more advantageous in the long run, IMO. I hope you do get paid. As for your insert, I won't chew that over again - you know from other boards how I and others feel about that concept. Linda http://www.columbiacountynotary.webs.com  LindaH
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cfacts This used to be one of my favorite companies to work for but I've sent my invoice several times from November 2016 closings with no response. Does anybody know what is going on with them? Jennifer Cotsmire Notary Signing Agent 
It's been reported they were sold and they are out of business. Linda http://www.columbiacountynotary.webs.com  LindaH
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What has your experience been like with SnapDocs? 35% of Notaries like the convenience and quantity of work they get from SnapDocs. The others are complaining about low fees, cattle calls, and fax backs. What is your experience like?  
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Tips for your signing agent listing Since you are paying a fixed cost for your listing, it makes sense to make the most out of it. http://www.123notary.com/signing-agents-listing-tips.htm has many very helpful tips on how you can get the most out of your listing. Most of the methods are free and easy to implement. Happy reading. 
Jeremy I agree with most of what you have said. The part I don't agree with is your stating that you have a 17% better chance of being hired if you use a "company name" instead of your own personal name. When I started in 2002 most loan signers used a company name and they are the names at the top of listing(s) and were bright enough to renew their top listing every year as I do in Riverside CA. I think the best way to have companies remember a loan signer is using our own name plus the city we are located in. I can't change my name to Joan Bergstrom Mobile Notary Riverside CA in your directory; what am I doing wrong? Please email or answer on this board. Thanks Joan Joan Bergstrom 24/7 To Riverside & San Bernardino Counties. State Notary exam teacher for www.notaryclasses.com www.joanbergstromnotarypublic.com joan.bergstrom@yahoo.com Cell: 951-522-4919   joanbergst
When I researched who was getting more visits, those with company names were getting more. I think that for name recognition, my guess is that a company name with a hyphen and then a personal name makes the most sense. ABC notary - Fred Seems to be a good idea. It has not been tried on any large scale so I am guessing here. You get the professional image of a company name, and the name recognition of having your personal name which people have gotten to know over the years if you are a seasoned notary. I am the only one who can change company names for security reasons. I had a problem in 2006 with notaries putting astericks and all capital letters, such as "***call FRED***", so I had to stop this nonsense and control what was written. Anyone can request that I put a company name on their profile and I'll do it generally within 24 hours.   jbelmont
I think you get hired more often if you do the job right the first time every time. I think your reputation follows you and you will be a sought after notary.   claudia
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I think you get hired more often if you do the job right the first time every time. I think your reputation follows you and you will be a sought after notary.
Absolutely! Let me add a timeliness component to this. If you always do the job as you told them, at the price quoted them, properly, pleasantly, and promptly you will always get repeat business. Reliability is very important to repeat customers. Melissa Melissa [url="http://www.melissasmobilenotary.com"]San Diego Mobile Notary[/url]  mgadler
IMHO, the best way to secure clients is to keep your word, be professional, dress well and give your best the first time (and every time thereafter). However, first impressions mean everything. This means from the first call of a particular job to the finish of that job you need to give it 100%. Believe me they remember these things. Advertising is a must. I think you need to have a well written profile with great notes and it is a necessity to have a website!. It looks professional. Also Certification is key. The whole idea is to stand out from the crowd. This is VERY competitive business. So if you are really serious about this profession you have to do whatever you have to to stand out from the crowd. I dont think it is not necessary for you to have a business name. This is a very personable 'one on one' type business we are in. They make a better connection with you as a individual not as a company in my opinion. I am not saying that you should not have one but I feel the connection is stronger by keeping with a personal name. Carmen  crtowles
Completely agree with Carmen. I now have three "company names" due to circumstances of having acquired some of these businesses from others. Each company name has its own identity but my clients know ME as the face of the business. While I absolutely see that company names are not important to your one-on-one clients, the time when they become relevant is in generating that first call. I know that surnames can be avoided when selecting a notary. I run into a lot of issues when people are looking for a female notary and find out "Shannon" is a man. For whatever reason they find me, it's my job to do the things Carmen mentions in order to keep them. Be professional. Be on-time. Be prepared. A+ Mobile Notary "A Quick Note" www.aquicknote.net "Like" us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Quick-Note-Mobile-Notary-and-Document-Delivery-Service/103492949715483?v=wall  Shannon
I totally agree with you Shannon. If you want to become a successful person in life then it is very important to have a professional attitude with your employees.  johnysam
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IMHO, the best way to secure clients is to keep your word, be professional, dress well and give your best the first time (and every time thereafter). However, first impressions mean everything. This means from the first call of a particular job to the finish of that job you need to give it 100%. Believe me they remember these things.
Even though the comment was made in 2012, five years later nothing has changed with the need to be professional. Have Seal, Kan Travel! When you need a document notarized, I cover all of NE Oklahoma from I-35 to I-40 to the state borders. Call: 918-798-8908.  KanDoNotary

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