If you like the idea of working at home with a flexible schedule, but also like getting out frequently to maintain your sanity, then working as a courthouse researcher for Deed Collector might be a good fit for you. If you are interested in this type of job, it might also be a great way to bring in some extra cash.
What Does a Courthouse Researcher Do?
Courthouse researchers working for this particular company collect data from mortgage documents which are public records and available to collect in the courthouses, free of charge. You will typically collect info or data after a home is purchased or an equity line of credit is obtained. People are always buying and selling houses, so there is always a need for courthouse researchers to gather info.This is a home-based independent contractor position, meaning you are not an employee of the company when hired for this job..
Do I Need Any Special Skills?
You only need a laptop, fast and accurate typing skills and some web-based training that will be offered by Deed Collector. No special equipment or skills are required. You collect the data in the courthouse(s), so you will need to work outside the home.
How Much Can You Earn with Deed Collector?
Deed Collector pays you for accurate records submitted within a deadline. You are paid per accurate record, not hourly. If you can type fast, you can earn more per hour. Many courthouse researchers working for them earn $15-$20 per hour. An hourly rate depends on the number of accurate records you collect, the speed in which you collect them and pay per record. Deed Collector pays weekly by direct deposit.
For instance, if you collect 100 records in 4 hours at your local courthouse and you get paid $.25 per accurate record, you will make 100*.$25=$25 in 4 hours or $25/4=$6.50 per hour.
If you become proficient in collecting data after a few weeks or months and you can collect 100 records in 2 hours, you will make 100*$.25=$25/2=$12.5 per hour.
How to Get Started?
First, you need to fill out an application to become a courthouse researcher before you apply for the job. You can apply at https://deedcollector.com/preapply.aspx. You can also find courthouse research jobs with Deed Collector posted on Indeed.com.
If you want to learn more about the job, how it works, payment, etc, you can check out their FAQ page at https://deedcollector.com/faq.aspx.
What Other Companies Recruit Courthouse Researchers?
- Advanced Background Check – This Ohio-based company contracts with over 1,000 court researchers. The application is simple. Go online and search for open positions in your specific area.
- Sentinel Screening – This Florida-based company contracts courthouse researchers for pulling criminal records. Visit their site to fill out the simple online application. The work is steady.
- First National Acceptance Company – You can make $12 per hour as a courthouse researcher. You must visit your courthouse frequently to retrieve info. The work is based upon the county you live in.
- Information Technologies – This company recruits courthouse researchers for pulling tax documents. Most of the work can be done online.