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December 5, 2015

Has anyone used SnapDocs?

There was a very lively discussion on Linked In about SnapDocs.
https://www.linkedin.com/grp/post/112982-6011963245626155009?trk=groups-post-b-all-cmnts

Here is what Notaries had to say about it:

(1) One Notary claimed that her higher paying vendors were paying $150-175 and then decreased their rates after starting using SnapDocs!

(2) Another Notary likes SnapDocs because you can access documents from multiple signing companies on the same platform and it is easy to use!

(3) Many Notaries dislike how SnapDocs uses cattle calls which decreases the price of the signing.

(4) The Notary Spot has been reported to be using SnapDocs

(5) SnapDocs requires you to update your profile from time to time or create a new profile. Hmmm, sounds like 123notary!

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24 Comments »

  1. I have done multiple signings through Snapdocs and have always been paid on time and have never encountered any problems with them. Easy access of docs also!

    Comment by Marquita Tarpley — December 22, 2015 @ 3:17 pm

  2. Yes…Several of the signing companies are using Snapdocs…I find it very convenient…central location for my profile and downloading docs…most important is the speedy payment….often less than 2 weeks…..I have no complaints….

    Comment by A.C. Dye — December 22, 2015 @ 4:53 pm

  3. Totally dis-like Snap-docs…. gives the Companies control over signing fees and it’s like a race to get signings you know nothing about documents, etc….. don’t like it or any other system where the initial contact is texting.

    Comment by Maverick Hampton — December 22, 2015 @ 6:15 pm

  4. I have used Snapdocs as well as other signing services. I find the service convenient and I have yet to have a problem with payments.

    Comment by Mala B. Walker — December 22, 2015 @ 9:02 pm

  5. It seems to be true that the clients who do not use Snapdocs pay consistently higher fees. Snapdocs is convenient when you have several signings scheduled because you can keep track of it all in one place. The cattle call is not too annoying because I get enough work to keep me busy – if that were not true, I might be miffed a bit. Notary Spot does use Snapdocs. Thanks for the post.

    Comment by Elizabeth Croteau — December 23, 2015 @ 4:19 am

  6. To those of you who really feel that you’re making money at $65 an hour take this into consideration. Scenario comes from the state of Pa. round trip 30 miles;possibly 45-60 minutes driving time. You spent $3 in gas,printed 240-300 docs $3. 45-60 minutes signing refi properly,consider overhead costs for insurance, licenses,supplies etc & taxes. So that’s approximately 2.5+/- hours with 20+/- minutes for print time. If you’re really honest with yourself you end up making somewhere around $10-14 hr in Pa. If you’re okay with that good for you but as a professional in a high risk profession I think we would want a little more as we put in time, $ and hopefully going the extra mile to provide excellence which needs to be compensated. This is my approximation.

    Comment by tina — December 28, 2015 @ 6:21 pm

  7. I get a lot of business from snapdocs, really my best source. They are low ballets but always meet my fee ($125) or I don’t accept.

    Comment by Kay Mullins — February 22, 2016 @ 12:17 am

  8. I use Snapdocs and have had no problem with them. Documents were easy to get as well as payment.

    Comment by Mala B. Walker — March 14, 2016 @ 3:38 pm

  9. I don’t like the use of SnapDoc because it allows the companies to not have a conversation with the notary and I don’t like that at all!!!!!
    MOst of the time I just delete because pay is way to low and insulting,

    Comment by Debra — March 14, 2016 @ 3:38 pm

  10. I like Snapdocs and the fact that many of the companies are now using them…your profile is in one place and they pay by automatic deposit if you have set it up making payment within 2 weeks….I set my minimum fee …will not take any order for less…my time is more valuable. If you take less then it is on you….might be a good way for a notary that isn’t experienced to get work….my rating of Snapdocs is very good…..you can set a universal password and update your profile by going to SNAPDOCS.COM…..

    Comment by A.C. Dye — March 14, 2016 @ 5:18 pm

  11. I really like SnapDocs because I, too, get a lot of business from them. I like that most of the companies that I do business are using them. All of your closings are in place and easily accessible from anywhere you access the web. I also like that I have been able to work with other companies that I might not have been able to without SnapDocs. I have never had an issue with payment and my fees are always met!

    Comment by Lisa Davis — March 14, 2016 @ 5:19 pm

  12. I like snapdocs,no problem with fees.I did 95 signings from them in 2015.

    Comment by Llona — March 14, 2016 @ 6:06 pm

  13. I have used them and found the pay per job is less, payment from vendors is slow. Snap Chat says they will in no way help you collect for an open invoice. I find that many of the jobs placed are last minute jobs that need to be completed the same day and within hours.

    Comment by Jeffrey A Thorne — March 14, 2016 @ 7:12 pm

  14. I have posted on other discussions about SnapDocs and the signing services that use them in the LA area (your experience will probably vary in other less densely populated areas). My opinion on SnapDocs:

    Cattle calls – in the LA area, they can contact several hundred notaries at once. You generally have a maximum of 3-5 seconds to respond before the assignment is gone. NO OPPORTUNITY FOR NEGOTIATION. They know this so the price paid stays low (75% of the SnapDocs signings are controlled by Coast 2 Coast Signings, a notoriously low-paying and slow-paying signing service). They have the ‘uber’-advantage of being able to contact hundreds of notaries at once for signings that are often 1-2 hours drive time each direction and they don’t care (they only info they provide after you click on the link from the text message is the zip code, pay and the type of signing). The model is working for them and they have no intention of changing it since there appears to be a glut of desperate notaries (at least in LA).

    Comment by BobH — March 15, 2016 @ 6:24 am

  15. I’ve posted about Snapdoc before as well. I live in Northern California, in a rural mountain area. I get get several texts a week from SS using this site. Yes, it’s a cattle call but if you live somewhere that doesn’t have a lot of other mobile notaries, you have a lot more time to respond and negotiate. I’ve only accepted a dozen signings as the locations are usually too remote, time wise, for my regular fee. The majority of the offers are low balls, which I never accept. 10 miles up here could take 45+ minutes each way because there are no lights, with windy 1.5 to 2 lane roads with poor paving and few street signs as well as no GPS or cell service. The ones I do agree to do meet fee. I have done a couple for a few dollars less, but only because they were a sellers package (low # of pages and only a couple of notarizations), and were in town. Hope this helps my fellow notaries who haven’t signed up.

    Comment by Carrie — March 16, 2016 @ 8:16 pm

  16. I never accept jobs from snap docs due to the LOW pay associated with the assignments.

    Comment by Ray Cote — March 24, 2016 @ 1:05 am

  17. I never accept jobs from snap docs due to the fact that they always offer less than half of my normal commission for mobile notary signings.

    Comment by Ray Cote — March 24, 2016 @ 1:07 am

  18. I have done a few for SnapDocs. However, I’ve negotiated a higher fee than $55. 00. Most of the time the ones they offer are over 60 miles away and I don’t take them. I still have my regular clients in my area. There are only 3 or 4 notaries in my service area, so I don’t need SnapDocs. If my regulars start using them it may be a different story. I don’t like answering a cattle call and have to quote a price when I don’t know what kind of closing it will be.

    Comment by Sharon H — April 3, 2016 @ 12:21 pm

  19. So far, I have only gotten 1 signing through SnapDocs. It was low paying, but it was only 1 page and close, so I didn’t mind too much. Usually, I laugh when I see how much they are offering, but if it’s one I can do, I always make a counter offer.

    Comment by Jodi Lewis Lipsitz — April 4, 2016 @ 12:26 am

  20. I’ve recently started using SnapDocs. It has its pros and cons. It tracks your payments as well as mileage, which I find is helpful. It also seems that they don’t adhere to your specifications when it comes to miles willing to travel or fee per signing. To sign up, you have to take a qualification test as well as upload your background, experience, etc. I feel if they’re going to go through the trouble of finding out if we’re qualified enough, they should pay accordingly. Especially as some states simply require only an application and $15 to become licensed. If I’m getting paid as much as someone who just has a stamp–when I’ve been a Certified Loan Signing Agent for years and can explain each document, keep up with the new regulations, etc., I see something wrong with that.

    Comment by Amber Nelson — April 7, 2016 @ 6:46 pm

  21. I have been in the business for 10 + years.. I have used Snap docs the last year. They do try to low ball but I am in a rural area and can stick to my fees. I always say ok these are fees and I have to stick to them.. you can find someone else..

    Comment by Kari — April 7, 2016 @ 7:55 pm

  22. Is anyone else having a payment issue with The Notary Spot? I fulfilled 5 orders for them in July & August, that I received via Snap Docs,and have yet to be paid. Also, The Notary Spot has been unresponsive to my numerous email and phone call attempts to reach them. It’s as if they just went out of business or something?

    Comment by Allan Teixeira — November 3, 2016 @ 11:51 pm

  23. My gripe with Snspdocs is that they allow bad businesses to use them with no recourse to help collect or to warn other notaries from using them, specifically The Notary Spot. I am into $500 for 3 signings and when I asked dnapdocs to help or warn new notaries not to use them, Snspdocs said they can’t. Just last month another offer came through Snspdocs from the Nirary Spot and i responded with friends you owe me, why epuld you think I would help out. I feel that Snspdocs has a professional obligation to treat notaries better with responsible clients who pay the notaries.

    Comment by Tammy Abbott — November 21, 2016 @ 1:38 am

  24. Snapdocs gives very low offers, very rarely they will make a decent offer. Almost every time that I accept an offer I get a response that someone already accepted the offer or I just won’t here back from anyone not knowing if they are going to contact me or not. I’ve learned not to assume anything. Accepted offer today, still no word.
    Pros
    All your signings with snapdocs are in one place.
    Quick payment with vendor pay.
    Will text me with offers
    Cons
    80% of offers are very low pay
    Never meets my minimum when I counter offer
    Assigns work to others very quickly

    Not very dependable for making profit in my opinion.

    Comment by Melinda Davis — June 19, 2017 @ 9:25 pm

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