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3 Replies and 10057 Views Bad Credit Disqualify New Adjuster?  10057  3 Started by  jwhitney My credit was perfect until 2009, Then I was out of work for a while, and my credit record tanked bad.  I was 60,90, even 180 days late reported for a long time (years) before I caught up. Never defaulted on my mortgage or car loans but the payment history is bad until about 2 years ago. Two collection accounts I was unaware of are on my credit report.  They did not have my contact information so I was never notified.   When I found out and contacted me, they had offered a 50 pay...
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by  jcassellJump to last post
04/21/2013 4:16 PM
14 Replies and 8130 Views Training offer  8130  14 Started by  TexasPride Hello,    I have recently became a licensed all-lines adjuster. I'm registered for Haag and NFIP certification courses within the next 2 weeks. I took an Xactimate class (no certification), but it was a breeze for me. I was miles ahead of my class, and I really loved using Xactimate. I've practiced using Xactimate on my house, and several others.    I've been in contact with a firm who has decided to go ahead and offer me a 'conditional offer of employment contingent on a ...
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
02/14/2013 9:50 PM
3 Replies and 7033 Views Advice on how to get into daily claims  7033  3 Started by  texasaggie I would like some advice and thought this would be the best place to get it.  I am getting back into the Cat Adjuster field after being away for 15 years.  I was an adjuster years ago and loved it but got out and got a 'regular job' when my wife had twins.  Now that they are in high school and my wife is a stay at home mom, I feel this is a good time.  My question finally..., How do I get into 'daily claims' while still wanting to work Cat claims when they come up  I as...
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by  LelandJump to last post
02/14/2013 2:47 AM
21 Replies and 6464 Views 4 wheel drive, needed in your opinion? ...Help buying new truck.  6464  21 Started by  NoleAdjr
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I was curious if any adjusters with many years of experience with catastrophe deployment and independent work have found themselves in situations where they actually NEEDED the 4 wheel drive on their truck/vehicle.  Some I have talked with say you never know what kind of road you might have to drive down to get to a claim, especially after a storm and rain.  Others do all their work from a 2 wheel drive van I work mostly in the southeast US, I just wanted to hear if real experi...
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by  MedulusJump to last post
02/06/2013 8:40 AM
9 Replies and 4012 Views Hello, need some advice please.  4012  9 Started by  MikeyB Hello all. I was licensed last year in Texas and went thru the AMCAT training program. Unfortunately, this economy has killed my current profession and I need another source of income. Obviously, I need some experience and after reading thru some of these posts, it seems a staff position might be the best avenue to pursue. Do you expereinced adjusters agree with this thinking Can anyone recommend a few company's that might be hiring at this time Did any of you experienced adjust...
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by  A_CaseyJump to last post
01/23/2013 4:02 PM
24 Replies and 9445 Views I am a storm chaser looking to switch teams... Any help would be appreciated.  9445  24 Started by  CharlesP233
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Thanks in advance for taking the time to read my thread.  I have been a storm chasing salesmen/estimator for 8 years now. This past summer I decided that I would get my Texas All Lines License this winter. I still love being a salesmen, but storming gets more shady by the year, and finding a decent company to work for is getting harder and harder. I understand that you guys have to be 10 times more detailed and accurate when scoping a home. I understand that you guys cannot just take a wee...
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by  Jud G.Jump to last post
12/11/2012 8:13 PM
10 Replies and 4537 Views Mentor  4537  10 Started by  jordancherie I am a experienced adjuster with 7 years working for a large auto insurance company.  My husband and I are seriously thinking about becoming a Cat team, since the kids will be out of the house with graduation this spring.We would love to talk to experienced cat adjusters to see what they believe would be types of training would be benificial for handling home owners claims.  There are a lot of training programs offered and I don't want to spend money on something that is not going to b...
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
12/03/2012 1:20 AM
2 Replies and 3148 Views Eagle  3148  2 Started by  acedecade Hi There, Im looking for some feedback on the Eagle adjusting firm if anyone has worked claims for them. Thanks
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by  KaratemanJump to last post
11/16/2012 10:09 AM
31 Replies and 8716 Views It's all about the Money?  8716  31 Started by  TexasCropAdjuster
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Back ground first- 10 years Ins. Agent, last 5 years as an Crop insurance adjuster, corn, wheat, cotton etc... I'm contracted with 3 companies and on bad crop years I'm looking at $85K and good crop years $25K big swings in income. I have good knowledge on type of construction, because did some building for a builder(home and commercial)  to get through college.  My question is property CAT adjusting about the same in ups and downs on income year over year
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
10/31/2012 5:34 AM
3 Replies and 8167 Views Ride Along/Mentor  8167  3 Started by  aseabo1 I know it has been asked before, but I am new to the forum and just recently gotstarted in claims.  I am currently going through my training right now for the Texas license.  I was riding along with a IA in the DFW area, but he has since been deployed to the Gulf Coast for claims relating to the oil spill.  I am trying to find someone in the DFW area that would possibly let me ride with them on daily claims because I know the best training for this job is field training. ...
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by  CissyJump to last post
10/19/2012 12:55 PM
0 Replies and 3280 Views Support positions?  3280  0 Started by  kelsum01 Hello everyone.  I've spent quite a bit of time reading the forums on this site and have gained a lot of insight.  I've worked for a State Farm agent for over 15 years now, but I'm looking for something more challenging that will provide me with some independence.  I've been considering cat claim adjusting for some time now, but looking for something in more of a support type role where I may be more qualified.  Do these jobs exist  I'm wondering if this may be a better...
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08/31/2012 12:16 PM
10 Replies and 5069 Views Newbie needing advice  5069  10 Started by  racerdown I know this subject has been talked about before....I have been reading all the post on this site and other sites.  I was thinking I could get some update positive information.  I noticed some of the post are up to 4 years old, I am sure things have changed a little bit....esp in regards to schools and training. About me... I retired from a large fire department in Texas after 19 years in March of this year.  I built homes and did construction on the side for about 15 of those ye...
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by  BeauKronJump to last post
08/30/2012 11:47 PM
6 Replies and 11613 Views Property or Auto adjusting...which one and why?  11613  6 Started by  chadecoen Hello everyone,    I have mentioned in another post but will say again for the sake of this post that I am very new and am looking at getting on rosters and having my arse handed to me and all that BUT I just spoke with a friend of a friend about doing auto claims. Well, let me back up a little. I got interested in this field cause of another friend that does cat adjusting. My kids are getting a little older and I felt like I could be out of the house more and, when my friend is worki...
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by  BeauKronJump to last post
08/30/2012 11:37 PM
0 Replies and 2878 Views 20 yrs as a general contractor looking for a change....  2878  0 Started by  Mtmtnman Glad to have found this site.  First off let me give a little background.  I am 41 Yrs old and have worked construction all over the country since i was 18.   The last 5 years i have been a General Contractor and also own a landscape company. I worked on the Gulf Coast flipping houses after Katrina for almost a year. I am experienced in all phases of construction and remodeling and typically work 80-90 hrs a week between the actual physical work and computer work in the evening do...
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08/26/2012 11:15 PM
5 Replies and 3372 Views Do I fit into any part of this industry?  3372  5 Started by  coderguy My first inclination about insurance adjusting is that it might fit me perfectly to become an independant agent, even though I have no experience in insurance or construction. I feel that I would need to be develop a niche segment, I just wonder if this niche exists. Let me explain: I already have a successful business (not like millionaire successful, but pays a good wage), but I want to get out more and deal with people. I have been self employed successfully for more than 20 years in ...
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by  CerOfJump to last post
07/31/2012 1:51 PM
4 Replies and 3773 Views Transferring to field property  3773  4 Started by  gurublues I'm a property adjuster with four years of experience. This experience has been inside the office rather than in the field. I know that some of the adjusters on this site would not consider people like myself to be real adjusters. I will briefly attempt to preclude the waste of time (theirs and mine) spent on negativity by clarifying that I have been with Pilot for four years without being laid off, up until recently, and without having any connections in the office prior to being employed. I be...
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by  AtfulldrawJump to last post
07/18/2012 6:15 PM
26 Replies and 10241 Views SO YOU SAY YOUR AN ADJUSTER  10241  26 Started by  Roy Estes
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One nice and sunny day in Oklahoma, I awoke still sleepy from a few hours sleep as I scoped and wrote estimates for repairs from recent Tornados. Partial towns, and neighborhoods literal wiped off the maps. Pure Catastrophe. I had chance to meet & greet several adjusters, of the 6 or so I met 100 stated they had excess of 10 years Adjusting each. Impressive talk, so I decided to treat this as a study. I asked them all if they wanted more work on the daily side, and asked them to ...
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by  tonyd46Jump to last post
06/13/2012 1:17 PM
4 Replies and 9228 Views ATTENTION ROOKIE ADJUSTERS!! (This applies to....YOU!)  9228  4 Started by  CatAdjusterX Hi folks, so check out the following : State Farm is being sued after homeowners say the company failed to properly manage their insurance claim for hail-damaged property in Katy. John and Patty Davis filed a lawsuit on Friday, May 11 in the Harris County District Court against State Farm Lloyd's and insurance adjuster Blaine Harris, citing breach of contract and violations of the Texas Insurance Code. The Davises say on July 27, 2010, a hail storm pounded the Katy area and damaged their ...
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by  mxr618Jump to last post
05/19/2012 7:16 PM
8 Replies and 6608 Views daily claims  6608  8 Started by  jenniferd50 As much as I hate to ask for help on here about adjusting I’m going to anyways because you people are in the business and hopefully would guide me in the right direction. The reason why I hate to ask anything is because a lot of you, one person in particular seem tell anyone that wants to get into this business NOT TO! Not sure if its because you don’t want the market to get flooded or what. So from what I have read since I have no experience in this I’m reading that the best r...
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
05/15/2012 6:58 PM
29 Replies and 12937 Views Let's get real about the money  12937  29 Started by  Dadx9
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It has been a long time since I have posted anything but thought the following information might be valuable. It sure was sobering to me. I have been a property Claims Adjuster for over 19 years. I have done may years solely as a Catastrophe Adjuster, two stints as a Staff Adjuster and now am primarily an Independent Daily Adjuster. (I did work 5 months away from home last year). I recently was offered (and still debating) an inside Claims Examiner position at $65,000 annually. In order to mak... :false
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by  stormcrowJump to last post
05/01/2012 10:20 PM
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