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104 Replies and 55566 Views Need help getting started as a CAT adjuster    55566  104 Started by  BrianTonia
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&160;I am interested in becoming a CAT adjuster and need some pointers. &160;First off from reading the posts on this website it seems that attending an actual classroom is no better than just doing it online at home. &160;I want to get off on the right foot and make myself stand out so I can be successful.&160; Once I have done the training and receive my license what is the best avenue to take getting in as an independent adjuster with a company As an IA do you have to get your own hazar...
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by  MarcusJump to last post
02/25/2015 4:56 PM
68 Replies and 25860 Views Little bit of advice    25860  68 Started by  Erin123
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I am seeking a little bit of advice from some experienced adjusters. I currently sell Cadillacs and Hummers as everyone prolly knows the car business has not been the best. I have several friends that are adjusters and have done very well for themselves. I am wanting to know what is the best way for me to get into the business. I live in mobile al, and pilot is stationed here but you have to go through an evalution process to even be considered for employment. I am currently looking at several a...
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by  ruddyJump to last post
12/22/2014 12:45 AM
43 Replies and 18716 Views Newbie Questions Experienced Guys Please Help    18716  43 Started by  Medulus
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I am cutting and pasting this post by Alex which was posted on the Catastrophe Central Forums.&160; I moved it over here because of CADO's policy to post these types of questions only in the community forum.&160;&160;&160; &160;Alex wrote:&160; OK. Here I am. Just got my Georgia license (god, what a drag that was!) and ready to make millions &160; I've been in construcion for a few years (roofing estimator)&160; and dealt a lot with claim based construction work.&160; So, I just wante...
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by  pondmanJump to last post
01/18/2013 9:34 AM
2 Replies and 7812 Views Repost: Just got 58 new claims, what do I do now?    7812  2 Started by  host First posted by Clayton Carr in the forum archive:  You can read the replies by clicking here and add your own replies if you wish to this thread. ---- Newt, here is a new thread for you or whoever else may be interested. Again, I emphasize that each topic like this should have its own identifiable thread, so as in the event that it develops into anything, and as a result has some future value, it can be found.Here is the scenario - stick within its framework - consider it 'real' and...
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by  DStin214Jump to last post
01/04/2013 11:24 AM
6 Replies and 8469 Views Typical Phases of Claim Pmt First 3 Years of an Adjuster's Career    8469  6 Started by  Catsvstrained Just a little insight to all new adjusters on what I have witnessed to be the progression of practice among new catastrophe adjusters in their first three years of claims work. Stage 1:  Demonstrated during in the first twelve months of career Mindset: “Conservative” Not comfortable with allowing for large dollar settlement. Willing to ignore scope of damage in order to keep settlement amounts low to avoid perceived internal conflict with employer.   Consequenc...
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by  claims_rayJump to last post
01/26/2012 9:55 AM
16 Replies and 10705 Views The Facts About Your First/Next Storm Claims Assignment by CCS LLC    10705  16 Started by  Catsvstrained Hello, My name is Kevin Kramer and I am the owner of Catastrophe Career Specialties LLC (a storm claims training company located in Houston Tx) . I am posting this information today in response to several questions that  are asked of me quite frequently with the sincerest hopes that it will help all of those waiting for their first or next storm claims assignment. A Little Bit About Me:  Eleven years experience as a catastrophe claims adjuster w/ State Farm Ins Companies (5 yrs sta...
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
08/26/2011 2:31 AM
8 Replies and 5256 Views Repost- Couple of green questions    5256  8 Started by  host This is a Repost of a topic posted in one of our old 'Getting Started' forums. &160;
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
04/16/2010 9:14 PM
0 Replies and 73 Views Is it as good as it sounds?  73  0 Started by  AmyC I have been considering becoming a damage estimator and have done some research but I would like to speak to some estimators that are not affiliated with any training schools. For those who are estimators - if you could do it all over again, would you become an estimator Do you enjoy your job Do you really make $100k/year I come from a sales background and have a good paying job with great benefits...I just hate my job and sitting at a desk all day. I am looking for a job where it's somethi... :No
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05/19/2017 12:13 PM
1 Replies and 327 Views Applying for adjuster jobs prior to receiving your adjusters license.  327  1 Started by  Pitchman101  Is it beneficial to start the process of putting out applications prior to actually having my adjuster's license (First time) approved by the state of Texas I have a strong background as a public adjuster in Colorado for many years now and am switching to a 1099 CAT adjuster lifestyle. I'm not liking just waiting for Texas to approve my license and was hoping there were recommendations as well as company suggestions that give consideration even though the license is p... :No
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by  AcceleratedAdjusterJump to last post
04/21/2017 10:04 AM
0 Replies and 428 Views Just getting into adjusting  428  0 Started by  Parnelli First I would like to say Hello, and say thank you for taking the time to read this. Let me give you a little history about me. Straight out of High School I joined the fire department and became a firefighter. A few years into that I became an EMT, then a medic. I spent 15 years in Emergency Services and it took a toll on my body. Tore up my knees and my back really bad. I've had a rough few years getting my body back together. In that time I have done work managing food service, and even becam... :No
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01/26/2017 9:32 PM
1 Replies and 801 Views Starting advice on what steps to take next  801  1 Started by  edk I need advice on what and which steps to take to get off the ground.  First off my experience.  I'm 53 yrs. old, owned a building and development company for 27 yrs for residential and light commercial projects, built and owned multi family apartment buildings, hold a degree in Civil Construction/Engineering, Sold life insurance and annuities, elected to public office, started and owned a food concession business for eight years and did Public property adjusting under another... :No
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by  markamcguire6Jump to last post
10/14/2016 12:39 PM
2 Replies and 1026 Views Dedicated, Serious NEWBIE looking for ADVICE!!! Please read!!  1026  2 Started by  klhthomas   Hello,     Thank you for taking your time to read my forum post. I will give a brief description of who I am and my backround and then go right into what I am seeking.     My name is Kevin Thomas, I am from Ohio. I am currently 23 years old and have a history a little different than that of a claims adjuster. At 17 I joined the US ARMY. Before, during (reserves) and after the ARMY I was a commercial roofer (Foam Roofing, no shingles). When my time was finished w... :Yes
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by  Ben KennedyJump to last post
10/01/2016 1:05 AM
1 Replies and 884 Views How to become a CAT Adjuster Trainee  884  1 Started by  nick168 I just received my 6-20 license and I have extensive construction experience as a Foreman. How can get a job as a trainee or any lower positioned job in a catastrophe.  I have applied to some companies most notable EA Renfore.  What would you guys recommend as companies to get my foot in the door as a trainee or even a adjuster       :No
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by  RobertUhlerJump to last post
09/27/2016 2:05 PM
0 Replies and 582 Views Where Do I Begin?  582  0 Started by  IJBurns Gentlemen, my name is Isaac and have a few questions for you guys: Where and how did you all get your start I used to be in roofing sales and liked the work but I'm not a salesman therefore I didn't excel in that field. If a guy didn't want a new roof no matter how badly it was damaged then he didn't want a new roof and that was that. I got to know several adjusters pretty well but that was about five years ago and I've since lost contact with them. I'm 31 years old and ha... :No
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08/25/2016 1:10 PM
0 Replies and 766 Views S-Corp (what state should I set it up in?)  766  0 Started by  jlkadjuster I'm needing to setup an S-Corp but I'm confused if I'm restricted to my home licensed state... maybe I'm overthinking it. Has anyone incorporated  out of their home licensed state Thanks :No
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07/15/2016 12:32 AM
1 Replies and 1150 Views New Guy Question  1150  1 Started by  ism   Hi   I'm new to the board and new to the industry. In fact I am still waiting to have my license in  my hand.   I've read a couple post here and will try not to come off too simple and idealistic.   My impression before I studied for my online course was that there would be 'staff' and 'independent' adjusters. I thought it best to try first as a staff adjuster. It would mean a moderate income and a chance to learn. I could branch out after I learned the job.&nbs... :No
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by  stormcrowJump to last post
06/16/2016 12:22 AM
0 Replies and 725 Views New Guy Question  725  0 Started by  ism   Hi   I'm new to the board and new to the industry. In fact I am still waiting to have my license in  my hand.   I've read a couple post here and will try not to come off too simple and idealistic.   My impression before I studied for my online course was that there would be 'staff' and 'independent' adjusters. I thought it best to try first as a staff adjuster. It would mean a moderate income and a chance to learn. I could branch out after I learned the job.&nbs... :No
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05/28/2016 6:56 PM
0 Replies and 689 Views Arizona Adjusting  689  0 Started by  JordanFlake33 Hey all, I just got my license to Adjust in AZ! I am looking to do daily claims but it looks like there isn't a whole lot of Firms that work in the South West US. Does anyone have any pointers I will be jumping on a CAT when one comes up but I kind of wanted to rely more on the daily claims. Thanks for any help! :No
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04/06/2016 4:03 PM
1 Replies and 1373 Views Eberls Conference  1373  1 Started by  ntm0272 I've gotten my license, gotten on the roster with Pilot and Eberls scheduled to go to Dallas for Eberls SF Auto Adjuster test the 25th.  Now do you think it would also be beneficial to go to Eberls conference in Dallas the 14th, 2-day course on Auto Adjusting for inside work available, which is where I want to end up for now.  i.e....call center.  Also waiting on drug test results with Pilot and then will schedule trip to Mobile for their 8-day auto training and eval.  Just ... :Yes
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by  kwnzhllJump to last post
02/15/2016 8:36 PM
0 Replies and 2044 Views Ride Along  2044  0 Started by  chadpbradford@yahoo.com Greetings to all. I am looking to see if there are any adjusters (daily or otherwise) in the Dallas/Ft. Worth who would be interested in letting me ride long with them for a short period of time. I have looked at some older posts and realize this is an area of contention for many, so I apologize in advance. My brief background: Been licensed (catastrophe) for a couple of years, been on standby numerous time, but have yet to be called out. I was licensed though AdjusterPro, I have completed Amc... :Yes
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