Avoid Complacency

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When I obtained my notary commission close to four years ago, I diligently followed the advice of my mentors and advisors.  I bought a computer with a fancy, new laser printer, notary supplies and a cellphone with lots of minutes to burn.  I signed up with a 100 signing companies and I joined several popular notary web boards such as NotaryRotary, GoMobileNotary and Notary Depot.   Soon my phone was constantly ringing and I was making money - yahoo!  Eventually, the mortgage industry hit a slump, and my phone was not ringing as often.

I thought to myself - what should I do?   Perhaps, I should return to the part-time work industry.  I thought - no, I don't want to go there.  Then suddenly it dawned on me - I need to go back to the basics.  And, go back to the basics is what I did.  I created a new website, and new business cards.  I signed up with a 100 new companies that included title companies.  I called former clients to make sure I was still in their database.  Low and behold - the phone is ringing again. 

Now, I realize that part of the reason my phone quit ringing as often was due to my own complacency.    So, what I've learned is to stick with the basics and don't stop marketing yourself.  In turn, my advice to my audience is - Market, Market, and Market.

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Comments (3)

Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate

I'm a Realtor, an Attorney, and also have my Notary license.  I am a full-time Realtor and don't practice law much any more.  I got my notary license as a convenience to some of my clients.  A few years ago I also signed up with a couple of the signing companies, but have really been too busy to handle any of their signings (and usually they call me the day of the signing, which makes it hard to fit in to my schedule.)

Just out of curiosity, what kind of an income can you make doing notary signing working full-time?

Jul 22, 2007 07:03 AM
The Doc Xpert

Hi Brian,

I'm not sure what kind of income you are looking to earn. But, let's say you wanted to earn at least $100,000 a year.  To earn just over that amount you would have to average nearly $2500.00 a week in closings.  Most full-time notaries that I know are involved in other types of notary related work besides performing closings.  These notaries teach classes, conduct private mentoring or hold other businesses as well. 

The housing industry is going through an adjustment as you are aware.  The signings don't come as easily as they did during the up market, but they are out there.  It just takes more effort to stay busy.  

I hope this information is helpful. 



Jul 23, 2007 04:57 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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