Admittedly, I don’t know a whole lot about attorney states but I did do a signing here in California for an attorney in Georgia. The property they were purchasing was in California so I was good to go-but I remember thinking at the time that I got the feeling it is the attorney you want to market yourself to in those states-vs the lender or title company. I’d give a title company a call and ask them-better yet, dress super professionally and go into one! You have a chance to market yourself.
I’ve been signing independently since October but I was an escrow officer or assistant for 21 years. I do make an average monthly income of around $8500-but I could make more if I pushed myself, for sure. I’m in a densely populated area where the average signing is $75, and my advice to you is to take some of the lowball offers to get you started. It’s like credit-you have to do some to get some. I started on a bunch of HELOCs at $50 each-but within just a few days I was seeing offers of $90-100. I still take them at $75 though, to boost my stats.
SigningOrder and Snapdocs (I assume you have created a profile) keep track of how many signing offers YOU RESPOND TO, regardless of acceptance or decline. With a high response rate, whether you take it or not, the “bot” also pushes you up on the list and This will also push you up in the ranks. So try to respond to all offers-not just the ones you take.
And here’s a tip for you-if you have a great experience with any party to the transaction, reach out via email and TELL THEM what a pleasure it was to work with them. I am the very first notary contacted right now by 4 different companies-all of which were just absolutely fabulous to work with and they paid higher! Also, make sure the signers know who you are: give them your business cards, have pens made with your info and give them to them to keep after signing, make light conversation, even bring dog treats for their dogs-just make an impression because they absolutely are going to report back to the powers that be who may request YOU going forward (long as your package is correct).
Hope this helps, good luck!!