I am not at all sure the job is getting done in Ohio.
A management company has taken over the job and offering $150. To date, I do not believe anyone in my locale has bitten. Let me tell you the Cleveland and Columbus boys will stumble real bad in this area . . . I cover 2 counties w/ no road markers and the FHA REO's are not in the prominent places. You know -- marginal houses for marginal credit.
Several of my friends have done these for years (fees $300 to $450) and are watching this situation.
HMBI handles them around here, and it is extremely low. I don't remember the quote I was given. I also spoke to them about their Staff Reviewer and Staff Appraiser positions, they work for insulting pay as well. I have a friend who interviewed for an appraiser admin position, she said the pay would not cover day care expenses.