I do not step out of the house for less than $200 of which $100 is the "virus/hazard extra fee. If there are fax backs I charge an additional $50.
If the call for a signing is the same day as the actual signing I change an extra $50 last minute fee and even more for Sat or Sun. The reason I charge the last minute fee is because they only call me when there is no one else. They have already called everyone on their list. They have previously sent out messages on everyone's phone for the same old prices. I do not respond.
NotaryGo is the slowest to pay with the lowest fees that contact me. They actually send out requests for fees as low as $40. They then raise fee $10 at a time until they get someone. They called me and actually started yelling at me when I told them the last minute fee would be $250 ($100 regular fee plus $100 hazard/virus fee plus $50 last minute fee). They told me they were going to take me off of their notary list. Of course, they did not but I don't care if they do. I am ashamed but I yelled back at them when they told me the signing had been available for almost a week and I knew about it. I told them, "Right, and I didn't respond to your low ball fees sent to everyone on your email/phone list for the last week at $10 increases." They hung up on me.
Here is my business model.
$100 regular fee
$100 extra hazard/virus fee
$50 fax back fee
$50 last minute (same day) fee
$50 more for Saturday fee
$100 more for Sunday fee
Total: $300 weekday with fax back and same day signing - plus more on weekends
If they call me Mon.- Fri. at least a day in advance with no fax backs I only charge $200
OF COURSE, THIS IS IN LOCAL AREA. $.60 EXTRA PER MILE FOR OUT OF TOWN SIGNINGS.
I repeat one more time. I DON'T STEP OUT OF THE HOUSE FOR LESS THAN $200.