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LindaH

Florida
1754 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2018 :  1:11:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by HWardale

My experience with Great Lakes Settlement was very positive. When Chris Reynolds initially contacted me, I expressed concern about the reviews I had read about Great Lakes Settlement. He acknowledged that there had been problems in the past, but they had turned a new leaf. He promised that he would pay me promptly upon closing and included my name on the Settlement Statement. The loan closed on 3/13, and today, a day later, I received an overnight envelope with my payment! Chris kept his promise and exceeded my expectations.

HWardale



Good to hear! That's a breath of fresh air these days.

Kudos to GLSS

LindaH/FL
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HWardale

California
20 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2018 :  08:30:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit HWardale's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My experience with Great Lakes Settlement was very positive. When Chris Reynolds initially contacted me, I expressed concern about the reviews I had read about Great Lakes Settlement. He acknowledged that there had been problems in the past, but they had turned a new leaf. He promised that he would pay me promptly upon closing and included my name on the Settlement Statement. The loan closed on 3/13, and today, a day later, I received an overnight envelope with my payment! Chris kept his promise and exceeded my expectations.

HWardale

Edited by - HWardale on 03/14/2018 08:43:28 AM
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gjk-fl

Florida
151 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2016 :  02:52:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit gjk-fl's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I got paid by GLS in a timely manner. I was surprised after reading all of these negative comments. I did a closing in December 2015 and was paid last week. I did contact them at 30 days and started inquiring.


gjk
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edelske

New York
813 Posts

Posted - 12/26/2015 :  10:34:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit edelske's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I find a certain sad repetition in this thread. It’s repeated over and over with different players, but the story remains the same. Notary does work but is: not paid, paid a fraction, has trouble collecting. The same notary, when ordering an item on the internet, automatically enters credit card; knowing that it is both routine and required. Why do you people “do first” and “pray for payment later”? You are much better off NOT taking jobs that refuse to pay in advance. It’s not just the money. The aggravation takes a toll as you try to collect. Is that your new business? Collection agent? Is the grief worth an additional fee? The solution is to SHOW that you are creditworthy so they (unless they plan to rob you) will be willing to “front” your fee. Join the Better Business Bureau and get an A+ rating. Tell “them” that it makes more sense that they trust you, than you trust them because of you have an A+ rating. Offer credit only to those with an A+ BBB rating. BBB too expensive? Create an “integrity” web site for yourself with full disclosure about yourself. Then ask them if they name themselves on their site and PROVE who they are.

I have sympathy for those cheated; but in the final analysis, they permitted it. Spiders sing an alluring song to flies. They speak of the warmth and comfort of their web. Talk is truly cheap. Make your business trust decisions based on provable facts, not emotional appeals. Put yourself in their position; whatever they pay you is less in their pocket.


Kenneth A Edelstein
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Edited by - edelske on 12/26/2015 10:40:51 AM
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ftsolutions

8 Posts

Posted - 12/16/2015 :  5:59:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit ftsolutions's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I did a closing for them in September and received a check in November. When i deposited the check it was returned to me because the account was closed. I have had no luck in calling them and speaking with anyone.

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dhelmic2

Mississippi
28 Posts

Posted - 05/05/2015 :  1:38:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit dhelmic2's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yeah, took me nearly 60 days to get paid on this. Beware!!!
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DOCSONTHEFLY

New Jersey
9 Posts

Posted - 04/12/2015 :  5:31:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bad News stay away! Got paid but it took 6 months.
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NotaryinDallas

7 Posts

Posted - 04/12/2015 :  05:41:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had the same problem with Great Lakes Settlement. Christopher Reynolds is the most unprofessional person I have met on this earth. He would not answer my calls,return my phone calls, or emails. I had to contact the title company and the lender and then Christopher Reynolds finally sent me a check that bounced. I then received a non sufficient funds fee at my bank. I spent so much time trying to get paid for two different orders that I completed. I did these two assignments in the first week of January 2015 and I did not receive payment for three months, and that was from title not Great Lakes Settlement. Great Lakes would never pay me. A week before I received payment Great Lakes Settlement sent me two emails asking me to conduct another closing for them. I wrote back to them and said no thank you.



Edited by - NotaryinDallas on 04/12/2015 05:46:11 AM
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katepratt

Michigan
13 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2015 :  05:50:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit katepratt's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ollie

Well, we said we would never use Great Lakes again, but, the pleading, crying, and whimpering caused us to let our guard down. Yep, you guessed it-we took not one but two assignments for them. Guess what, the same problem with trying to paid our earned fees. If you don't mind wasting your valuable time trying to recover your fees, time that could be spent fishing--oh, that's right, you can't go fishing because that costs money--money you earned but did not receive. Enough ranting, you get the picture--don't you?


Me too, ollie. They tried to assign me a new one last week and I replied to their "confirmation" that they should not assign me anything until they pay me for the one I did in January. I got an email back that said sorry and that someone would contact me. SURPRISE! Not a word since.

Kate

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ollie

Florida
30 Posts

Posted - 03/22/2015 :  06:23:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, we said we would never use Great Lakes again, but, the pleading, crying, and whimpering caused us to let our guard down. Yep, you guessed it-we took not one but two assignments for them. Guess what, the same problem with trying to paid our earned fees. If you don't mind wasting your valuable time trying to recover your fees, time that could be spent fishing--oh, that's right, you can't go fishing because that costs money--money you earned but did not receive. Enough ranting, you get the picture--don't you?
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blp

Pennsylvania
14 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2015 :  4:05:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I did several signings for great lakes and never had trouble getting paid until the last one I did on 07/02/2014. The phone number I had was 216-313-9456 and every time I called it went to voicemail and it was full. I called the lender and they said that the one who had that number no longer works for great lakes and she gave me the name and number to call. She said to call Chris Reynolds at 440-783-2860 which I did that on 12/29/2014 and he was very pleasant and told me to fax or email him an invoice and he would take care of it. I received the check today 01/02/2015.

Brenda L Peace
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ollie

Florida
30 Posts

Posted - 10/20/2014 :  06:15:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We accepted an assignment from them on 08/01/2013. They never responded to our inquiries (e-mail or phone) concerning our past due fee.
We had to ask the title company to help us recover; they asked the lender, who called us to let us know that payment was on the way; and the fee did arrive.
Of course, we will not accept any future assignments from Great Lakes!
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indigoinvestigations

Michigan
10 Posts

Posted - 10/17/2014 :  12:01:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit indigoinvestigations's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pleasant to deal with. Docs on time. Paid in two weeks.
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indigoinvestigations

Michigan
10 Posts

Posted - 09/30/2014 :  4:17:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit indigoinvestigations's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just accepted one from Great Lakes Settlement. They answered my email questions and said they pay in 45 days.

hello
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indigoinvestigations

Michigan
10 Posts

Posted - 09/30/2014 :  4:16:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit indigoinvestigations's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ronie

Anyone worked for Great Lakes Settlement? I did a job in June and have not gotten paid even though I have sent several invoices. When I called, voice mail answers with Great Lakes Title but their voice mail box is full.



hello
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Ronie

Texas
11 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2014 :  08:06:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anyone worked for Great Lakes Settlement? I did a job in June and have not gotten paid even though I have sent several invoices. When I called, voice mail answers with Great Lakes Title but their voice mail box is full.
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