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 How slow is your workload compared to 2015?
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Lee-AR

Arkansas
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Posted - 09/01/2018 :  02:42:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A platform allows schedulers to send an offer (usually $ too low) to many notaries simultaneously. In notary-saturated areas, this generally means that ONE person is desperate or, more likely, a newbie who has no idea what's involved and accepts a non-profitable job. One person gets the job, but 25 others have 'responded' in some way (the busy-work). This scenario repeats many times every day.

In less saturated areas, (because the ridiculously low fee offer works elsewhere), schedulers offer same to notaries that are hours away from the job. When the $60 is declined by all, another is sent for $70, $80, $100, etc. resulting in a lot of busy-work by many responding repeatedly to the same offer--whereas, if a scheduler had chosen 3 of the closest notaries and offered a reasonable fee, they'd have gotten the job filled quicker without annoying a bunch of notaries with 'go nowhere busy-work' in the long repetitive process.

Platforms allow for total idiocy on the part of hiring party (easy to 'click' multiple notaries), while causing many to respond (busy-work) for nothing.

If you don't value your time and experience, nobody else will.
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jbelmont

California
2970 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2018 :  2:37:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbelmont's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What kind of busy-work on the platforms are we talking about? Uploading information or checking in, or texts?

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Lee-AR

Arkansas
583 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2018 :  03:24:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Agree with Notary_Narayan. Worst year out of last 15 or so. And all the 'platforms' have created more busy-work than profitable jobs.

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Notary_Narayan

New Jersey
26 Posts

Posted - 08/30/2018 :  05:59:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A hella lot lower. Refi's are a way lot lower.
People are not doing that anymore. Purchase / Sales are also dying. So to tell it all. This can no longer be a dependable source of income. Many title companies are doing closing themselves, or attorneys are holding and doing closings themselves. Far and Few in-between in closings available for notaries.


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Would you say you are getting 30% of the work compared to 2015, lower than that or higher than that?

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Lee-AR

Arkansas
583 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2018 :  04:05:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't seem to be able to post. This is a test.

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jbelmont

California
2970 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2018 :  10:42:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbelmont's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Would you say you are getting 30% of the work compared to 2015, lower than that or higher than that?

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