Field Inspector (Former Employee) – Louisiana – December 3, 2015
If you know about this field already, you know that inspections typically pay $2 to $4 each. Right off the bat, NMFS was paying more. I worked for a few companies at one time, and NMFS tells you to do this so that you can make a sustainable income. From the start, NMFS was honest and up-front with me. The unassigned jobs board is great, you can pick up additional work as you choose to. If you are traveling, for example, you can look to pick up inspections in that area while you are out of town. NMFS paid the best of all the companies I worked for, and they actually PAID. I still have an ongoing dispute for more than $1,500 in unpaid inspection work with another company. NMFS was great to deal with. Outside issues forced me to discontinue this work. If not for that, I'd still be working with them today, no doubt. Your work load will depend on where you live, and where you are willing to travel. I worked a rather large area, and was still able to pick up even more work when I traveled north from my normal area. This is not like a normal job, if you understand that then this can be a great option for you.
GREAT staff, flexible work, it is up to YOU to make as much or as little as you choose.
Former Employee (Former Employee) – Kansas – May 14, 2016
terrible company that doesn't like to pay for the work inspectors do. They will jip you and all act like they're dumb when you try to tell them. Stay away. There are many better companies to inspect for.
They don't pay, management sucks, too many contacts
Field inspector (Current Employee) – Pine bluff arkansas – August 19, 2015
I've been with nmfs for almost 2 months..awesome company for extra money..paid every 2 weeks. Whenever there's a question someone is ALWAYS there to help and answer. Pay is great and you are paid by the homes you complete. If you are needed to go farther they compensate you on your pay and it's raised for that property...you can accept or not accept properties. You can also negotiate the pay when it's farther. You can check the board of unassigned for extra work and get more work. The company is an honest..reliable company. Love the self employed aspect for money and can complete on my own hours as long as it's within the due date that the order is due. I love nmfs!!
Self employed..set own hours can be done for extra money
If you live in a rural town with a very low population then of course the number of inspections received are not even comparable to those who live in metro areas who do 40 to 60 inspections a day.
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Not sure yet!!!
Feild inspector (Current Employee) – Louisiana – February 28, 2015
I haven't worked for this company long but its been well over month and I haven't received my first pay check. I wont share how many inspection I've completed ("-") . I work for several companies as a field inspector and never had to wait this long for payment. Since I understand the business I will give it a couple more weeks.
This is a business to business industry. You work, you submit your invoice and get paid 30 days net like any other business to business. Our system provides automatic invoicing for our inspectors. They work a 2 week period and then an invoice is generated to pay out 30 days net. We pay on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month like clock work. Once you get the ball rolling you would get a direct deposit every pay date.
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Poorly run company
inspectore (Former Employee) – tennessee – April 23, 2014
I did 10 inspections for this company, never got paid for them due to all the deductions. Background check and other fees. It's a joke! they pay $5 each...please don't waste your time Also in the beginning I received numerous emails from so called managers, none of them knowing I had talked to others. Its a poorly run company that takes advantage of people.
Our industry requires that inspections are completed and returned on time. The background check is now an industry standard to keep convicted felons out of our business. From the very beginning we provide as much detail as possible about the typical pay for these type of jobs which in our industry generally pay between $2 and $4 each. NMFS is one of the higher paying companies which is not bad for 2 minutes of work. Our managers all came from the field and have years of experience in management. They are the reason we maintain such a very high on-time percentage. NMFS never takes advantage of our contractors, in fact, when we ask them to drive further we always make sure they are well compensated.
Field Inspector (Current Employee) – Livingston, LA – October 19, 2013
Great company to work with. THEY ACTUALLY PAY THEIR INSPECTORS! YOU set your own hours, If you can use your smartphone, drive, and use a mapping program to set your route, you can do this. This company is growing fast, so come on board!!
Field Rep (Former Employee) – Northwest Oklahoma – October 3, 2013
I live in a remote rural area so the work was sporadic. And they were always trying to get me to drive long distances for low bucks. I quit once and the CEO called me and increased my pay, that was ok for a while. But it started again, wanting me to drive a lot for low bucks and I complained so they fired me. Good riddance.
NMFS never fires anyone if they decide not to take assignments outside their area. This is a very competitive business and the individual who wrote this comment was actually given a promotion by one of our competitors if they wrote a nasty comment about us. We do encourage our contractors to work for as many companies as will hire them. We always offer higher fees for going long distances and we also include the trip getting back to their home as well. But to accept out of area assignments is a choice the contractor makes. Contractors can decide to turn down work or accept it. It would be unethical to fire someone because they refused to drive outside their assigned area, usually the county the live in. Even while in their county we pay higher fees for inspections that are over a 30 minute drive. 30 minutes there, 30 minutes back is an hour. We pay $15 for trips like that. Not going to get rich off of that but at least their gas and time will be paid for.
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sporadic work, flexible hours
property inspector (Current Employee) – Arkansas – May 20, 2013
Excellent company to work for to bring in extra money. Excellent training & feedback from CEO & account managers. Love the work, just wish I had more to do!
work not difficult, flexible hours (daytime), way to earn extra money.
lot of driving, pay not much when getting sporadic work
Some areas just don't have that many people living there. A person in a metro city can do 50 inspections a day while someone in a rural area may only get 1 inspection a week. We always pay those in rural areas more because they have to drive further and have fewer inspections. We try to encourage our contractors to work for as many companies as will hire them and we even provide them with our competitors websites to sign up. Our thinking is that the more companies you work for, when we need you, you'll be there. We have some contractors making $50K a year while others don't even make enough to get a 1099 at the end of the year because they earned less than $600. It all depends on where you live, what our clients give us, what our clients clients give them and then we have to have those who are behind in their house payment which causes the work order in the first place. No one can predict who will make their house payment. If we were auto hail damage repairmen we need hail storms to stay in business. We need a bad economy and therefore business is good in most areas.
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5 Stars Do I need to say more!
Independant contractor (Current Employee) – Oklahoma – May 11, 2013
Great opportunity to start or add to an existing company. The CEO is very driven and has a very good support team backing him.
It is very hard for us to compete in Kansas when so many other companies are only paying out $2 to $4. We refuse to pay anything less that $5 per inspection and therefore we do not receive as many inspections in metro areas as our competitors. We are not struggling at all. We specialize in suburban areas and rural areas where no other companies care to go. And then we pay much better on top of that.
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Great company to sub for
Mortgage Field Inspector (Current Employee) – Arkansas – May 3, 2013
Outstanding company to subcontract for. Strong management team that who works with their contractors to help make sure they produce quality inspections. Have never had any problems or issues with getting paid for the inspections I have done and don't have to wait forever while they get reimbursed. I get paid for the inspections I submit. Love this company!
Field Inspector (Current Employee) – North Texas – April 7, 2013
You couldn't find a better place to work. The management team are "real people". They communicate with you on a level of respect. They are there to educate and help you better yourself. They pay plan is better than the norm, and yes, that makes this job even better. If you re-read this review and those written prior to mine, you will notice we appreciate the pay plan, but we want to assure you who might be interested that to are about to join a company that cares!
Contractor -Preservation (Current Employee) – EL Dorado, ARKANSAS – April 3, 2013
Working for NMFS as a Preservation Contractor has been an enJoyable learning experience: Hope to work for this company for a long time, I enjoy knowing that when I walk out of a job an lock the final lock that the place is Secure,Cleaned,an ready for New Owners to move in.. my Accounts Manager is the best person to work for stays in contact with me by e-mail are phones or calls most days , haven,t really had any thing to speck of to say is the hardest part yet but the best part is when word send that it,s pay day..
Inspector (Current Employee) – Altus, OK – April 3, 2013
I like working for National Mortgage Field Services. They assign the inspections and I can get to them when I have time as long as I get them done on time. The management is always friendly and helpful. Any issues or questions I have had have been resolved or answerd in a timely manner. I have never been nagged about when I was going to do a job and I have never had to ask a question more than once or had to wait for them to reply. Pay is good and paroll is ontime.
set your own hours as long as work is done on time.
I took the training through NMFS and I have to say it was very simple. I have inspected 4 houses so far and I love it. When I have had a question someone is always there to answer it. I can complete my inspections around my kids schedule. It's a great company to work for.
Field Inspector (Current Employee) – Batesville, AR – April 3, 2013
I am a new property inspector (independent contractor) working for NMFS. They seem to have their act together. Everything I have been involved in has been professional and efficient. They provide the tools to help me succeed.
management seems to care about the people and the work performed
inspector (Current Employee) – Oklaboma – April 2, 2013
I've worked for NMFS for several months now and I couldn't be happier. At first I had doubts because it was so easy to do the training and get hired. I'm so pleased that I actually gave it a try because I now LOVE my job. Management is always available if you have any questions or concerns. As far as pay goes NMFS fees are top in the industry and are always paid on time. There is not one single thing I could say about NMFS that isn't positive.
Great training, nice folks to work for. 8+ years and I am still with them!
Field Inspector (Current Employee) – Oklahoma – April 2, 2013
As a Field Inspector, I am an Independent Contractor and work for several different companies. I love being my own boss, not being chained to a desk and making my own work hours.
Without the folks from NMFS, I would have never even heard of mortgage field services, thanks to them I have been working as a Field Inspector for 8+ years. They have always been fair, paid on time, and the staff is only a instant message or phone call away when I need them.
For those of you who do not know, a Field Inspector's job is to inspect properties for industries such as mortgage lenders and insurance companies. In a typical day, a Field Inspector will inspect, photograph and report the condition of vacant homes (interiors/exteriors) as well as leave door hangers for homeowners at occupied homes. They may also inspect commercial properties for credit card processing companies to verify validity and location of businesses.
This is a great job for people like me who do not like to stay in one place all day. And I cannot imagine a better company to start with than NMFS, their training modules and staff support are unequaled in this industry, that is why I am still with them!
Many OTHER companies hold payment for completed inspections until THEY are paid, which means that you may not be paid for an inspection that you completed on time for months! NMFS pays inspections completed within the pay period, so if you completed and submitted the inspection, you are paid for it. This makes it easy to know exactly how much your check will be each pay period.
NMFS also uses direct deposit, so there ismore... no waiting for the mail, running to the bank, etc.
For anyone who is interested in becoming a Field Inspector or a Property Preservation professional, give NMFS a try!less
weekly pay checks, communication, friendly staff, training