Those individual who are taking low ball fees are only hurting themselves and other notaries.. Quite often these signing company is getting 250 - 300 dollars and only paying you 65.00 and sometime they pay you less. I have seen multiple CD where it shows the notary fee of 350 on the CD. That's what the signing company gets for making one phone call to have you do the work. Of course the signing company hates when its itemized on the CD. They surely don't want you to know they are ripping you off. You print docs, gas, travel, wear on tear on your car, tolls, parking and the time you sit there for an hour to explain docs. In addition, if a situation arise at closing you have to sit there until it gets resolved. After all this you have to do faxback. In total you spend approximately 2-4 hours on the closing. If you are willing to accept $65.00 or less. you will never make it or your life any better for your self. If no one takes those prices then they don't have a choice but to increase the fee. You are the one that will always be struggling while the signing company go home every weekend to play golf and drive their 500 sl mercedes while you struggle to make ends meet. I have stop doing those closing years ago and only take a min of $100.00. My normal fee is now 125-150. Believe me guys if everyone stop taking these low ball fees they will eventually bring the price back to where it was years ago. DOnt let them fool you they are getting any less.