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tjteague
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04/14/2011 11:03 AM

    I am a newly licensed adjuster, who is trying to get his foot in the door. I am well aware of how hard it is to do so. AMCAT told me they would put me on their roster if I prooved myself competient after their class, which I have no doubt I will. Are they a good company to work for?

    Also, if you are just waiting on the big storm and you get most of your experience on the job, I am wondering how good these training classes are, or if they are just another way for the companies to make money. I know I need to know how to do it, but I am also very short of money and dont want to waste any. If a really big huricane hits, do they send out people that havent taken classes? and if so, would I be better off doing some self studying and getting someone to try and help me out?

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    04/14/2011 5:58 PM
    Pass therir courses and they will put you on their roster, that and $5.00 will buy a gallon of gas or a shade grown high mountain organic hand picked Mexican latte at Starbucks. Questions that will never be answered, how many do you have on your roster? How many did you call out last year and how many files were handled.
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    04/14/2011 6:05 PM
    Amcat has some good classes. If your new to adjusting I would suggest an Xactimate class. Pilot has some training that is free, but you have to get through their initial training which is good. They are good to work for. State Farm & Allstate are their largest clients. Good luck
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    04/15/2011 1:30 PM

    Ask someone in your situation to home study with you. Lots of free info on this and other sites. Many software programs are very easy to learn on your own time and will give you a free 30 day tiral on a one time basis. Use your own house and estimate a simple roof roof loss, then a tree on the house etc. Send this to your other person just like you know what you are doing and you both will learn a lot. Try to write a letter to the insurance company just like you were the homeowner and send all your claim file into the carrier with a proof of loss and ask for you payment (as they promised) use your Homeowners policy and "quote the language"

     

    michaelwhite7983
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    07/03/2011 3:33 AM
    I went through AMCAT training, and they sent my wife and I out to Alabama. I would definitely recommend their class for training and experience purposes, but I would be cautious working for them. My wife and I did 50 claims for them in May and here it is July and we still havent been paid.
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    08/03/2011 10:07 PM
    I recently sold my business and am wanting a career in adjusting like many do. I will take my exam for my Texas license in the next day or so and I was also thinking of taking the training at AMcat myself but was going to do so due to the possibility of getting a contract with them. I am new to adjusting so I have no refernce point for what is a good company or a bad one. In terms of constrcution experiance I have had 27 years in residential/commercial construction/ restoration estimating and management. Ive built homes and commercial buildings but never had the opportunity to enter the adjusting field. Although I have only played with Xactimate I have used timberline and a host of other commercial estimatiing softwares and digitizers over the years and can nearly quote verbatum the RS Means and National Construction Estimator. I am scheduled for the evaluation at Pilot in September but i do not quite know what to expect. Can anyone give me a few pointers as to which companies would be good to pursue. i have talked to Worley, Erbil, NCA, Brushycreek but as of now it has been only brief discussions.
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    08/05/2011 1:07 PM

     JSS you are on the right path, just stick with it. I would spend some $$ to get xmate 27 training ASAP and then practice. You will be in great demand if a cat 4 or 5 hits the USA in commercial losses.

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    08/05/2011 6:21 PM
    Posted By jssistrunk on 03 Aug 2011 10:07 PM
    I recently sold my business and am wanting a career in adjusting like many do. I will take my exam for my Texas license in the next day or so and I was also thinking of taking the training at AMcat myself but was going to do so due to the possibility of getting a contract with them. I am new to adjusting so I have no refernce point for what is a good company or a bad one. In terms of constrcution experiance I have had 27 years in residential/commercial construction/ restoration estimating and management. Ive built homes and commercial buildings but never had the opportunity to enter the adjusting field. Although I have only played with Xactimate I have used timberline and a host of other commercial estimatiing softwares and digitizers over the years and can nearly quote verbatum the RS Means and National Construction Estimator. I am scheduled for the evaluation at Pilot in September but i do not quite know what to expect. Can anyone give me a few pointers as to which companies would be good to pursue. i have talked to Worley, Erbil, NCA, Brushycreek but as of now it has been only brief discussions.


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    tjteague
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    03/23/2013 10:07 AM
    As a follow up, I did end up taking the AMCAT training course. I found the course very thorough and well taught. I was deployed the following week and have worked 1400+ files for AMCAT since and have never had any problem with payment. I highly recommend AMCAT to anyone.
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    03/26/2013 8:29 AM

    Nice follow up post TJ. As a guest you still have only 1 post, even after your last post?  Why did you change your name ? Amazing and very hard work to do 1400 + claims for AmCat in less than 2 years. You must tell us your secret.

    Maybe you can get AmCat management to talk to USAA again. Since AmCat is so good, maybe between you and their management you can get USAA to put AmCat back on their "approved" IA list.

    Keep up the good work. 1400+ is incredible !

    Give them what they want, when they want it, and how they want it !
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    03/26/2013 6:33 PM


    Who knows why Amcat is not on the so called "approved list" but I don't believe it is the file quality.
    Way to go TJ!!! There is no secret with you,TJ. Except doing a great job and keep working,right????? !!!
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    03/26/2013 8:56 PM
    1,400 claims closed is impressive indeed. It reminds me of another prolific closer I read about here who set out to inspect 9 claims a day for two weeks straight. I never thought there were enough hours in the night to write 9 estimates, reports, uploaded photos, reconciled CTR estimates, invoices, etc. I would think a man might get behind. Apparently not. I guess quality files bring more assigned files. Must be nice.
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    03/27/2013 2:44 AM
    Posted By TJ on 23 Mar 2013 10:07 AM
    As a follow up, I did end up taking the AMCAT training course. I found the course very thorough and well taught. I was deployed the following week and have worked 1400+ files for AMCAT since and have never had any problem with payment. I highly recommend AMCAT to anyone.

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    Most impressive! 1,400? 2 years? Which carriers did you service? What events? Now at those numbers, let's figure a bit low, 1,400+ files at say $150.00 dollars (Gross) per claim after the split. My goodness, you are the epitome' of a success story. At those numbers you have made $210,000.00+. So you have actually made that 6 figure income all schools talk about in BOTH years back to back.  Impressive. That equates to 15 claims a week, every week with no breaks for two years straight.

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    03/28/2013 11:05 PM
    Robby, have you heard, Adjuster Pro is looking for instructors. High compensation, way above industry standards, and Adam will adjust your attitude for free. Sounds like your kind of gig, put some of your voluminous advise to work and actually get paid.
    "Prattling on and on about being an ass with experience doesn't make someone experienced. It just makes you an ass." Rod Buvens, Pilot grunt
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    03/29/2013 9:53 PM
    Posted By ChuckDeaton on 28 Mar 2013 11:05 PM
    Robby, have you heard, Adjuster Pro is looking for instructors. High compensation, way above industry standards, and Adam will adjust your attitude for free. Sounds like your kind of gig, put some of your voluminous advise to work and actually get paid.

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    Chuck, what does some hack claiming 1400+ claims in two years with Amcat have to do with AdjusterPro hiring instructors?

    Oh I know things have been a bit dull around here for you lately, so some vitriol from you is expected......however for someone like you AND me for that matter (who let the masses know that spell check and proper grammar are just as important in a public forum as they are on a narrative , summary, and what have you) when we hit below the belt, we would be well served to correctly understand the word advise is NOT the same as advice.

    What exactly makes you think I am not paid for my A-D-V-I-C-E?

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    03/30/2013 4:56 PM
    Robby...Really now....REALLY?

    Are you trying to advise him on his advice ?
    Give them what they want, when they want it, and how they want it !
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    03/30/2013 7:42 PM
    There, their, they're, Robby, just trying to help you focus your need to advise, advice in volumes, that's you. Adjuster Pro is calling, pickup the phone...................LOL
    "Prattling on and on about being an ass with experience doesn't make someone experienced. It just makes you an ass." Rod Buvens, Pilot grunt
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    11/02/2014 10:31 AM
    Posted By CatAdjusterX on 03/27/2013 2:44 AM
    Posted By TJ on 23 Mar 2013 10:07 AM
    As a follow up, I did end up taking the AMCAT training course. I found the course very thorough and well taught. I was deployed the following week and have worked 1400+ files for AMCAT since and have never had any problem with payment. I highly recommend AMCAT to anyone.

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    Most impressive! 1,400? 2 years? Which carriers did you service? What events? Now at those numbers, let's figure a bit low, 1,400+ files at say $150.00 dollars (Gross) per claim after the split. My goodness, you are the epitome' of a success story. At those numbers you have made $210,000.00+. So you have actually made that 6 figure income all schools talk about in BOTH years back to back.  Impressive. That equates to 15 claims a week, every week with no breaks for two years straight.

     



    Would it be absurd to say I've handled more claims at a higher average payout over my first/the last 2 full years of adjusting?

    Is that a success story?  I thought everyone was making the kind of money I am.  :)

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