Towards Improved & Prompt Service
Mobile notaries and signing agents provide invaluable convenience to people and this convenience is a commodity that can be variably valued by the notary & customer. So decide what you are worth !!
Umm, Nothing wrong in people giving you money. Especially after all the work is done and at the conclusion of the signing & as long as they are NOT expecting anything illegal as a return favor.
If you are not doing anything illegal, accepting good money or throwing it away is your personal choice.
TIPPING is the NORM is Some states. NYC especially. A closing agent is usually tipped upward of a few hundred dollars to as high as thousand or more, for a full days sitting at the table for very high value commercial signings. You could earn as high as $1000 for a full days work. NICE right !!
In my opinion: Go ahead and accept TIPS and feel good that someone appreciated & valued you service gave you monetary compensation
Notes about tipping culture around the world
Tipping in Japan can be considered rude. Instead kind words,respect and oral appreciation of their work/ service is very valued.
Most restaurants in Singapore add a 10% service charge to the bill so a tip is not expected.
Earlier this year, pro golfer Matt Kuchar defended the $5,000 he paid his fill-in caddie after winning $1,296,000 at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico, his first PGA tournament victory in four years. But on Friday, Kuchar issued a statement saying he'll pay the rest of the $50,000 that caddie David Ortiz requested (after the golfer tried to back out of the promise & the caddie went on air and rejected the $5000. The caddie was not going to get screwed).
Some waiters and bar tenders in high end Las Vegas restaurants / high roller gaming rooms make 1/4 of a mill every year as tips.
So should a notary say "TIPS Appreciated"