How can a signing service offer $50 for a 1-page document signing and $75 for a full 175-page refinance?
Excellent Point! @steves11
perhaps they have no soul LOL
That could be the case, but whatever logic they’re using, it doesn’t make much sense to me. My guess is that they get resistance when they offer less than $50 for anything (personally, I won’t start my car for less than $50) but above that amount there is always someone who will take the job no matter how bad a deal it is for the signing agent. That’s the case even more in these times of too few jobs for too many signing agents.
The Law Firms I work for will offer $50 for a single Affidavit and evidence pick up. I’ve done personal injury cases that the law firm paid me $200 for 30 pages and evidence pick up. I don’t get these very often, but they pay better on a per engagement basis.
The same way you can decline that offer. Also just ask for a fee of $125-150. It never hurts to asks. Most of the time they don’t tell you page count, its good you had that. But if you accept a signing and you find out the page count is high, just ask for more money, of not, decline it.
They always tell you the page count when they’re looking for a way to justify their low offer.
and for me that’s only legit if it’s between 1-10 pages. Anything over, I want the full fee period
But I did have a signing once that was only 15 pages or so and got a !NICE! (XXX) fee for it due to the type of signing. We deserve every break we can get.
You win some and you lose some. I never feel guilty on the rare occasion when I am actually overcompensated for a signing (compared to a “normal” fee). Those times don’t begin to make up for the times when the pay was WAY too low for what the job was.