So I did a signing where one of the signer's names was misspelled throughout the packet. The signing was obtained directly from Title / Escrow, not through a service.
I called for direction while at the table, and was given the ok from both escrow and lender to line through, correct and initial - time was of the essence for funding purposes. So we completed the packet with all the corrections. 15 minutes after I left the table, my escrow client called back and said "how far in are you? Lender wants to re-draw." Told her I was done and took her the papers back. She said she'd get in touch when re-draw was ready. Never happened. I inquired and she said she never heard back from the lender, possible the borrowers changed minds, or changed lenders. Also, I asked about if I'd get paid and she said if the loan didn't get completed, nobody gets paid.
Question 1: WWYD with the journal entry? I'm in CA. Cross out and narrate that docs were destroyed / transaction cancelled?
Question 2: Keep in mind I REALLY like this Escrow Co and the agent and I have a great relationship. Our emails are full of "hey girl" and emojis. But not getting paid for completing the work rubs me wrong, as I'm sure it does her, but since she works in volume, and on a salary, she got paid either way in some form or another. Is it appropriate to ask her for the lender contact and go to THEM for at least partial payment? The fault is theirs, as I see it, since they ok'd corrections and THEN decided to re-draw. I still did like 2 hours worth of work and deserve payment, at least for the travel to and from. BUT, I don't want to sour my relationship with her over one transaction, when she's my bread and butter. So I guess, again, it's just WWYD? Prior experiences with this circumstance? Is not getting paid just the standard thing? It's my first time dealing with this particular situation.