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10/15/2018  04:00:40 AM by: Lee-AR Jump to Last Post

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Maverick Signings Has anyone heard anything about a company called Maverick Signings? According to their website, they need notaries to do signings for out of town notarizing when people buy cars and are not in the area. They also want to charge a fee for specific training on notarizing these types of documents. [:I] Patricia Bailey 
Did several of these a few years ago. Things were going fine, including the payments. However, on the last one I did they reduced my fee by 5$. I called them on that and they sent me the 5$, and never called again. Kenneth A Edelstein Mobile Notary, Apostille / Legalization Processing & Fingerprinting http://www.kenneth-a-edelstein.com  edelske
It is possible they are heading for financial trouble as anytime $$ is brought up they are cutting off notaries. The postings here aren't the first I've heard of it. I've had several of my notary friends tell me similar stories. The sad thing is where they used to be quite professional and polite they have turned extremely rude. My advice is if there is potential financial trouble keep an eye out on your outstanding fees and don't let them get behind.
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Did several of these a few years ago. Things were going fine, including the payments. However, on the last one I did they reduced my fee by 5$. I called them on that and they sent me the 5$, and never called again. Kenneth A Edelstein Mobile Notary, Apostille / Legalization Processing & Fingerprinting http://www.kenneth-a-edelstein.com
  paulcr
Well I was very plesantly surprised today with Maverick. After a very unplesant exchange with this over late fees - a policy I have that they have always been aware of - and essentially "fired" when finally charging them a late fee, I recieved a check today for the late fee. The explination on the check stub stated "Good Will." Perhaps after 2 weeks of contemplating how they treated me, and realizing that I made my payment polices clear from the start, and even waived a previous late fee, the person who reacted so unkindly/unprofessional had a change of heart and that was their way of attempting to repair the relationship. This would actually be more in character with thier past behaivor than the most recent experience. Or it could simply be that they realized I am the only one in the area who will do thier signings. But I was quite shocked to see the check in today's mail! :)
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It is possible they are heading for financial trouble as anytime $$ is brought up they are cutting off notaries. The postings here aren't the first I've heard of it. I've had several of my notary friends tell me similar stories. The sad thing is where they used to be quite professional and polite they have turned extremely rude. My advice is if there is potential financial trouble keep an eye out on your outstanding fees and don't let them get behind.
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Did several of these a few years ago. Things were going fine, including the payments. However, on the last one I did they reduced my fee by 5$. I called them on that and they sent me the 5$, and never called again. Kenneth A Edelstein Mobile Notary, Apostille / Legalization Processing & Fingerprinting http://www.kenneth-a-edelstein.com

  paulcr
I was contacted by Maverick last Thursday. Having read the recent reviews I decided I still give them a chance as my past experiences with them have been good. They were offering the same price they did a year ago, however I never received the docs. I made sure to confirm my mailing address with them before the sent the docs via FedEx. Last I heard was that they were waiting to hear back from the dealership on the status of the docs. Even if this signing ends up a no go, its no real inconvenience to me as the there was no edocs, so no wasted printing and the signing time was open, so didn't have to cancel any other signings. And they certainly HAVE NOT blame me for the issues with the docs. EDIT: Of course as soon as I post this the documents arrive. Signing seemed normal for Maverick standards. Only thing that could negatively affect is if Maverick fails to pay me on time which they never have in the past nor do I sense will be the case this time. EDIT 8/21/2012: Payment received, ahead of schedule. Maverick still seems to be on the up and up to me. - Tyler Soares - Notary Public, Loan Signing Agent & Insurance Broker. www.mobilestocktonnotary.com   TGS1985
I have been conducting signings for Maverick for quite some time they are on time with payment, pay a fair fee and the people I am in contact with at Maverick are all very nice to deal with. Signings always seem to go very well, and one maybe two docs to notarize. Happy with them [:)] Go Fer You Mobile Notary - TX  TexasRose
Yes I have heard of this company. They want you to study the book. I never done a signing for them at all I do not remember what I have learned from them because I never done a signing for them. Paula M. Felder  mwaaskew
I am new and mostly I get last minute phone calls. I got a call from them on Fri for a closing on Mon. Check came with in 30 days. No fee or training was discussed with me. Soni Mae  soni.weiss
I love working with PJ at Maverick, he is just a great guy! I have done auto and refi's with them and have never had any issues. The fees are reasonable and prompt. They always answer the phones and reply to emails! ALNOTARY  ALNOTARY
I love Maverick! They know that when I call a local auto purchase signer that I tell them where my DH's Law office is--we are in a Municipal Center with several conference rooms available--and they come to me. If you have not worked for them before, it is a flat fee of $70 betty j. dedman  betty1957
Like many other hiring parties, they, too, are attempting to lower fees. I recently dealt direct with a dealership as it was a win/win for both of us--I was paid $125 and they saved $70. (Do the math!) In the past, Maverick has paid me more than the $70 they are now pushing hard...mostly in the $75 to $150 range. These higher fees are, of course, mileage & travel time related. All I'm saying is: NEGOTIATE! Don't just accept what is offered or we'll soon be seeing $60, $50...how low will YOU go.
If you don't value your time and experience, nobody else will.
  Lee-AR
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10/08/2018  11:12:04 AM by: betty1957 Jump to Last Post

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signingTRAC.com I received the following email from signing.TRAC.com. Has anyone have any knowledge in regards to this company? So far,my searches have come up with zilch. Hi Kimberly, We are excited to announce the launch of the industry's first online application, signingTRAC, specifically designed to help title and settlement service companies manage their signing service and mobile notary process. signingTRAC is not, "just another notary directory", it is a robust software application that will be used by title and settlement service companies large and small across the US. What does this mean for you the mobile notary? A 100% FREE profile has been created for you in our network which makes you available to ALL the companies using signingTRAC. When they add a new signing to their account that falls in your service area, they will see you listed as an available notary for the signing and contact you. You will work directly with and paid by the Title or Settlement company, no middle man signing service. Your Mobile Notary Profile in signingTRAC is 100% FREE. No premium/paid listings to show up higher or highlighted for signings. No paid “certifications” to help you stand out. Complete your 100% FREE profile, deliver professional and accurate service and the companies using signingTRAC will add you to their preferred list and continue to use your services. It is important your information is current and accurate so they can contact you! Your Notary profile was created using the following email, which can be changed at anytime in "My Settings" from the top menu: Click on the link below to set your password and complete your profile: http://app.signingtrac.com/ChangePassword/78WNuE2VQva2FBpr/ We look forward to helping you grow and better manage your mobile notary business! Best Regards, signingTRAC.com  
I told them my fee is $125, payable up front. Neil L. Kleeger  nkleeger
I too have received emails from this company and I know for a fact I DID NOT sign up with them. I would respond by letting them know MY fee, they never acknowledged my response to them. I have told them to quit sending me emails, but they have not stopped so I'm sending them to SPAM I am!! Go Fer You Mobile Notary - TX  TexasRose
I have done three signings for them. My thoughts are as follows: 1. They offer lowball rates, between $60 and $85 2. They do have live people you can talk to on the phone. They are not always available but they are there 3. They DO pay, but their terms are net 45 days. I have received 2 checks from them already 4. Their online platform is awesome, logs all times and keeps everyone updated 5. Docs sometimes come late, in which case they will bump your fee. Personally not worth it in my opinion for the hassle 6. Bottom line, they are not the best company, but if the alternative is sitting at home making NOTHING, some of you will choose to do so, I might pick up one job from them in a blue moon if it is close to me  josephlei
I waited 3 months and many emails, as they do not have a live person to talk to when trying to collect payment, just trying to collect a print fee of $10!!!   mariabakies
I dislike SigningTrac very much. The low low fees they offer to pay are insulting. I will never accept an assignment with this organization. But my vent today concerns their refusal to take me off their non-stop flurry of emails that beep and distract constantly. I keep asking them to remove me. My request is not being honored. I'm fed up with them completely. Anyone know how to get them to remove you from their mailing list? Penny - Georgia Mobile Notary /Penny Henritze  Penny
Hi Penny. I don't know what email provider you use, but I have gmail and I just mark unwanted, incessant emails as "spam" - goes straight to my spam folder after that and I never see it. LindaH/FL   LindaH
Thanks, Linda - Done! Gmail is the bomb! All is now good in the great State of Georgia. /Penny /Penny Henritze  Penny
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I'm proud of you Leslie. I bet I've received 20 calls this week all for refinance edocs that were under $100. I even had one scheduler tell me if I took a signing (2 1/2 hours one way) for $60 (yes, edocs AND faxbacks), they'd send me all their business. She was VERY shocked when I told her what my fee would be. NOTARIES -- STAND YOUR GROUND -- IF YOU DON'T THINK YOU'RE WORTH HIGHER FEES, THEN GO TO WORK FLIPPING BURGERS FOR MINIMUM WAGE How can notaries think they are making any profit by accepting $60 for edocs and fax backs???? even if the alternative is that you're just sitting at home, $60 doesn't cover printing approx 230 pages (ink and paper and time); driving to the signing; conducting the signing; faxing back docs; getting back in the car to go to UPS/FedEx. I wish more and more notaries would stand their ground instead of accepting ridicously low fees.
  19447
This company is the BIGGEST LOW-BALLER in the industry. Just put them in the spam folder....  zinnburban
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I'm proud of you Leslie. I bet I've received 20 calls this week all for refinance edocs that were under $100. I even had one scheduler tell me if I took a signing (2 1/2 hours one way) for $60 (yes, edocs AND faxbacks), they'd send me all their business. She was VERY shocked when I told her what my fee would be. NOTARIES -- STAND YOUR GROUND -- IF YOU DON'T THINK YOU'RE WORTH HIGHER FEES, THEN GO TO WORK FLIPPING BURGERS FOR MINIMUM WAGE How can notaries think they are making any profit by accepting $60 for edocs and fax backs???? even if the alternative is that you're just sitting at home, $60 doesn't cover printing approx 230 pages (ink and paper and time); driving to the signing; conducting the signing; faxing back docs; getting back in the car to go to UPS/FedEx. I wish more and more notaries would stand their ground instead of accepting ridicously low fees.

Agreed! I am the only NSA who will drive to some of the rural areas and they no longer have dropboxes, so any signing before 4PM has to be driven back into OUR town that has FedEx and UPS distribution. Gas ain't free and neither are we!! betty j. dedman  betty1957
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10/12/2018  04:07:53 AM by: Lee-AR Jump to Last Post

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ID Question Here is a question? What types of ID do others accept when called to a nursing home? In most case I have found that patients do not have valid photo ID. & I have to turn them down. I am in New Jersey & in this state we cannot use a credible witness unless both the Patient & witness's know the Notary. Your Thoughts? Notary On Wheels, LLC. "Where Excellent Service is Not Only a Commitment, But Also Our Policy"  
To a large degree, what's acceptable ID depends upon your state's laws on the subject. In my state (AR), there is no 'list of acceptable ID', tho' they do 'recommend' current gov-issued photo ID. Bottom line is 'it's up to me as to what I will accept' (and that's verbatim from SOS) so, taking that literally, I have (rarely) accepted a very recently expired DL with other supporting documentation as long as competency is unquestionable. However, because nursing homes contain a segment of the population most at risk for fraud, coercion, unawareness, etc., it behooves us to be VERY careful and thorough. That does mean turning down many, not only for lack of proper ID. When my services are requested in either a nursing home or hospital setting, I make SURE that the caller(who is usually NOT the signer) is made aware that in-date photo ID is required as well as clarity of mind or I cannot notarize, but the travel fee will still be due me. Saves me and them a lot of hassle. For that reason alone, many decline my service. OK with me as I'd rather be safe than sorry. In my state, they do have a unit that will go to them for purposes of obtaining a state ID (non-DL & valid indefinitely)and I do advise callers of that fact. (I'm pretty sure that's a big hassle, too, and probably a long wait, but it is possible.)
If you don't value your time and experience, nobody else will.
  Lee-AR
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10/11/2018  12:19:14 AM by: jbelmont Jump to Last Post

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He got three calls his first day on 123notary I just got a new client. I gave him a free listing. But, he was so smart I gave him higher placement. He got three calls the very next day. He earned the cert icon with his excellent skills. The moral is that even in this depressed economy, hot shot Notaries can get a lot of business. So, be top notch in your skills and presentation and you might prosper even in these hard times.  
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10/11/2018  09:22:23 AM by: walthtz Jump to Last Post

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Signers showing me their ID on a cellphone Third time in less than a month! During my confirmation call, I tell the signer I will need to see an Original Gov.-issued photo ID...D. License preferred. No problem, they say, but upon arrival, they flash a photo on their cell phone. It really hasn't been a problem as, thus far, they still do have the original with them, but they also seem annoyed that I won't accept what I can only describe as a non-original electronic copy of what I asked for...the original. Anyone else seeing this trend? Would you accept this as proof?
If you don't value your time and experience, nobody else will.
 
No, I would only accept an original ID. It must be a physical one. The ID's on the cell are great, but is not an original one. I carry a current primer with me. If an issue I would show them the law in the primer. Notary On Wheels, LLC. "Where Excellent Service is Not Only a Commitment, But Also Our Policy"   walthtz
Technical & Marketing Issues
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10/08/2018  11:29:56 AM by: betty1957 Jump to Last Post

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SnapDocs: good for the notary or the SS? Many notaries are claiming that SnapDocs are easier for the signing service. But, how are the for notaries? Snapdocs is an online management system for signing companies. They can send out broadcast emails for signings. Such a program could be a nuisance for notaries. If you call back, you probably will not be the first caller, and the price for the signing will probably not be so high either! Any thoughts?  
http://blog.123notary.com/?p=9841 Do you moo? Kenneth A Edelstein Mobile Notary, Apostille / Legalization Processing & Fingerprinting http://www.kenneth-a-edelstein.com  edelske
As I'm in a low population/volume/saturation area, just want y'all to know that if there are no takers at a low fee, they DO send out another spam with a higher fee...sometimes they do that repeatedly in small increases until they find a taker. Or accept my fee--whichever comes first.
If you don't value your time and experience, nobody else will.
  Lee-AR
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As I'm in a low population/volume/saturation area, just want y'all to know that if there are no takers at a low fee, they DO send out another spam with a higher fee...sometimes they do that repeatedly in small increases until they find a taker. Or accept my fee--whichever comes first.
If you don't value your time and experience, nobody else will.

Sounds like a tedious procedure. Personally, I'd prefer an enema during root canal. Kenneth A Edelstein Mobile Notary, Apostille / Legalization Processing & Fingerprinting http://www.kenneth-a-edelstein.com  edelske
How can anyone consider responding to Snapdocs?!! We need to find out, how many pages, all the required services they want from us, and HOW MANY people signing, how far, etc etc. Forget them..  Dannotary
Since SnapDocs is the platform that so many SS companies want to use, then why not utilize their platform to help get paid? I've been uploading my invoices to the order (for the problem companies) so that it's seen by both the lender and title company. They're the ones that need to know which SS companies are not paying the notaries for services. Seems like if they're a deadbeat, or slow to pay, the lender/title company will stop contracting them. Cheryl M Sievers  wac283
Seems to be working like a charm. Lest than an hour and I've already received a reply (comment) posted to SnapDocs, about payment. I've waited a week with no email response from the same SS.[:)] Cheryl M Sievers  wac283
The signings on Snapdoc are with a very low fee $65-$75.I did a few where the company's meet my fee.And I did got paid after 30 days.Only one company was 60 days late and I had to hunt to get pay. I don't understand why do notarys accept a signing for that low, the cost to a notary to complete that signing it will be around at least $45 and the signing usually takes up to 2 hours. Mihaela Millette  mihaelamillette
SNAP DOCS OWS ME FOR 3 SIGNINGS AS FAR BACK AS MARCH 2018 Joseph W. White  BigJoe52
BigJoe52, SnapDocs is a platform not a signing service. The company that posted the job on SnapDocs is the one responsible for the payment. You need to contact the company or companies for payment for your services, but also post your invoice on the SnapDoc platform for that particular signing. Also, consider an old fashion collection letter sent by fax, with a copy of your invoice, to each company that owes you.  Doris_CO
How you are treated by SnapDocs all depends on the company. MY favorite companies will call/text me about accepting a fee. Twice I never spoke to a SOUL from the time I accepted the job from a text, to my text that I dropped the documents. Seems like almost ALL of my jobs now are through SnapDocs. They also pit local NSA's against each other. Whoever is the first responder with the fee they like gets the job. PLEASE remember that we don't really get paid what we are worth. I KNOW that many NSA's here have more experience than I do, BUT, I have witnessed over 1,500 signings, I thoroughly examine the documents and my instructions, I ALWAYS ask what color ink when I accept a job, and my last check is always my work after 2-3 checks at the signing table of the borrower's signatures, dates, initials. OUR ETHICS are at stake every time we contract to witness! BE careful out there!! =) betty j. dedman  betty1957

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