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48 Replies and 27627 Views Newbie Questions Experienced Guys Please Help    27627  48 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  TXADJump to last post
11/26/2018 11:06 AM
104 Replies and 69764 Views Need help getting started as a CAT adjuster    69764  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 35742 Views Little bit of advice    35742  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
2 Replies and 10897 Views Repost: Just got 58 new claims, what do I do now?    10897  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 11233 Views Typical Phases of Claim Pmt First 3 Years of an Adjuster's Career    11233  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 13823 Views The Facts About Your First/Next Storm Claims Assignment by CCS LLC    13823  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 7317 Views Repost- Couple of green questions    7317  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 182 Views Phasing out  182  0 Started by  wfenton Good Morning,  Recently I have noticed a chang in the way property claims are being estimated.  Statefarm is going all virtual, along with several other companies.  Adjusters are all sitting behind desk making a fraction of what field adjuster used to make.  I have adjuster friends stating that the field adjuster is a dying breed.  Thoughts comments  What is the next big move in insurance claim handeling  :No
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05/22/2020 10:10 AM
4 Replies and 3826 Views Is it as good as it sounds?  3826  4 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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by  joefriday2Jump to last post
04/20/2020 4:21 AM
0 Replies and 1514 Views Newly licensed  1514  0 Started by  mav1075@gmail.com Hello, I recently obtained the 6-20 license in Tampa, Florida.  I have a full time job (police officer), but would like a part time gig that will eventually lead to full time work when I retire in a few years.  Is there anyone in the area that could assist with any mentorship /  internship /  guidance  I am willing to work without pay if anyone is willing to show me the ropes and help me get started.  Any information would be appreciated.  Thank you :No
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01/08/2020 12:56 AM
0 Replies and 637 Views New York Independent Adjuster License  637  0 Started by  SBWeston I have passed my NY Gen Adjuster Exam 17-70. I am applying for my NY Adjuster License. Can anyone share their experiences with Surety Bonding Companies Who charges the lowest price Who will send the Bond certificate the fastest How long did it take from the date you submitted your application and paperwork to the date your license was issued. Thanks for any information. Susan :No
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12/14/2019 9:25 PM
0 Replies and 1004 Views Career advice  1004  0 Started by  mav1075@gmail.com Hello, I am a police offcer in the Tampa Bay area.  Given my schedule I only work about half of the month so I was seeking a job I could work the remainder of the time AND that would lead to a reliable source of income when I retire from the PD.  I was considering getting into this business.  My question is simple:  Is it realistic to think I can work in thie field either independantly or with a company on a part time basis   I have heard of some people locally that do ... :No
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09/17/2019 6:37 PM
0 Replies and 808 Views Flying out from Alask for deployments?  808  0 Started by  Sustra90u Hi, I'm thinking about becoming a CAT adjuster and I have some questions to ask. I'm hoping to move to Alaska. I was thinking that I could fly in for my deployments and rent a car and ladder. I was told that I could likely have most of my expenses paid off from my taxes. Do you think that would actually work Does anyone do anything like that I'm trying to figure out if there is a economical way that makes sense for me to live in Alaska and fly out for deployments. :No
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08/25/2019 12:15 PM
0 Replies and 626 Views Expectations for CAT claim adjusting.  626  0 Started by  Sustra90u Hi, I'm thinking about becopming becoming a CAT adjuster and I'm trying to learn about the industry. I have some questions to ask about correct expectations that I should have about the industry. I was told that the average deployment for CAT claims is 3 to 4 weeks long and I can expect a total profit after all expenses to be $15-$20k on average. Does this seem accurate or not From what I've heard it seems like it can be difficult to get deployed when you have no experiance. On average... :No
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08/25/2019 11:58 AM
1 Replies and 1519 Views New estimator here  1519  1 Started by  Budgie Good afternoon gentlemen and women. For the last two years, I have been working under the supervision of someone who has been hired to write estimates for various Public Adjusters in the Tri-county south Florida area. As of recent I have decided to start my own company and inherit our client list, essentially keeping the above-mentioned man on the payroll as a marketing/ sales guy.  My question is this...what if any licenses do I need to run this business legitimately. I've been... :No
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by  brightonJump to last post
02/18/2019 7:45 PM
3 Replies and 2916 Views 1st Year Adjuster getting ready... need advice  2916  3 Started by  Skirk Greetings All,  I have invested a lot of time and money into this career switch. I even bought a drone for roof claims. Now I am just wondering what I can expect to earn closing 40 CAT claims per pay period. I decided to get a truck with an rv so that I wont have an direct housing costs but need to plan my finances, namely how much cash on hand (on my card) I should tuck away before deployment. I don't want to get there and a week in have no money for gas and groceries. I wanted to make a... :No
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by  tasheekaJump to last post
07/17/2018 6:30 PM
1 Replies and 2344 Views Adjusters License Prep- study the textbook vs. online class?  2344  1 Started by  James1010 Well I bought and read the textbook 'Florida Adjusters Study Manual 27th Edition' and it was a total waste of time and money. The book is out of date and structured and written for someone pursuing their Insurance Agent/Underwriters license. The incredibly confusing writing style of the author made it impossible to successfully understand the material well enough to pass the 100 test questions in the back of the book. Additionally, everything I'm reading online confirms that the Florida State ex... :No
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by  James1010Jump to last post
05/26/2018 11:33 AM
2 Replies and 3090 Views Florida Adjusters training questions  3090  2 Started by  James1010 I'm about to begin training to become a 6-20 (Florida Resident) Insurance Adjuster, and need some help understanding the best ways to proceed.  I found a lot of info on www.myfloridacfo.com regarding fees, resources, etc., however I have some questions and would appreciate any advise from anyone with experience.  I see that the 2 main options to meet the state pre-licensing requirements are to either; 1.) Take and pass a 40 hour course online or in a classroom ($249-$425 depending on... :Yes
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by  James1010Jump to last post
04/27/2018 10:23 AM
3 Replies and 2499 Views newbie: better to start as staff adjuster with their training?  2499  3 Started by  Shelbyk7 Is it better to start as staff adjuster and go thru their training or to go pay for my own training classes and try to go independent from the start   looking for some feedback as to the best/fastest way to get up and going.   Thanks in advance.    Shelby :No
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by  stormcrowJump to last post
03/15/2018 1:29 PM
1 Replies and 1997 Views Corporate Structure  1997  1 Started by  Trever.Portier@gmail.com Hello, my name is Trever Portier. I am currently and owner of a general construction company located in Wichita, KS. I am interested in learning more about the process becoming an independent insurance adjuster. I am already quite familiar with the entire insurance process but more on the contractor side of things.  I have a couple specific questions about starting an actual company performing IA services across the states. I am curious, for those who are currently IA's traveling from stat... :No
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by  Trever.Portier@gmail.comJump to last post
12/11/2017 1:17 PM
2 Replies and 2516 Views Trying to get a staff adjusting Job  2516  2 Started by  atlsrt44 I'm looking at getting into adjusting and know I need to gain experience.  So I acquired my Ga license a few months back and started applying with the big companies. So far I've had almost 0 success.  I've had a couple phone interviews but generally I'm not even to that point. I currently work for a large telco as a technician so I spend a good bit of my time working aloft, inside attics, crawlspaces etc... so I figured this would be a good switch. I have a bachelors in business and... :No
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by  atlsrt44Jump to last post
12/11/2017 1:06 PM
3 Replies and 2352 Views What line(s) of work are similar to adjusting?  2352  3 Started by  suzukini I had a fellow IA ask me the other day what lines of work are similar to adjusting as he is thinking about how to get out of this business.  I scratched my head and really didn't have an answer for him other than anything with customer service and analytical skills.  Now that I've had time to sit on it, I am driving myself nutty wondering what would I do if I wasn't doing this.  What would any of you suggest to someone wanting to leave this profession   :No
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by  suzukiniJump to last post
12/11/2017 12:57 PM
2 Replies and 2228 Views Help becoming an Auto Claims Adjuster/Appraiser  2228  2 Started by  mjkessler I am trying to find out how to get into becoming an Adjuster/Appraiser.  I have worked in the Independent Auto Body field as an Estimator for over 19 years.  I really want to pursue a career as an Adjuster, CAT Adjuster or an Appraiser.  I have management experience in the Body Shop area.  I know how to use Mitchell.  I need help and don't know where to get it. :Yes
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by  wscookJump to last post
10/22/2017 6:06 PM
5 Replies and 4222 Views Applying for adjuster jobs prior to receiving your adjusters license.  4222  5 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  rhayes9676Jump to last post
09/15/2017 6:58 PM
2 Replies and 4588 Views Just getting into adjusting  4588  2 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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by  wfilesJump to last post
09/12/2017 2:18 PM
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