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Last Post 08/19/2009 6:52 PM by  Tim_Johnson
Know before you go
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08/15/2009 12:45 PM

    I am just bringing this topic up again from years past. The tropics are gertting active and there is a legitimate chance of  the first hurricane ( landfall) in the next week to 10 days. As always there are new vendors and new oppurtunities. To all of the greenhorns find out some important details upfront.

    1. Fee shedule ( get a copy )

    2. Pay period ( bi - weekly or when the carrer pays )

    3. Zip code assignments ( beleive it or not there are some vendors disorganized enough to have you all over the map)

    4. Support ( if you are a newbie you will need a good cat manager)

    Good luck and hang in there!


    Mark S Garland

    08/17/2009 5:09 PM
    Good stuff. Thanks Mark


    08/19/2009 7:10 AM
    Thanks Mark hoping this is a safe storm season for all. Just hoping with me being at the bottom of the pile I will get the chance to be quality adjuster like some of these old salts I see posting daily.
    Ray Hall
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    08/19/2009 4:00 PM

    This would be a good time for the people who have never been on a storm to see what a good file looks like. Ask the vendor to send you a couple of sample files and do some practice files from home.. Practice on your own home if you have software booted up. I have not used x-mate in years, but I would memorize as many of the codes by making out a list of the 50 most used codes on roof and interior damage.


    08/19/2009 6:52 PM

    If a newbie knows someone that is an Xmate power user, there is a button you can push in Xmate and it will give you a list of the most commonly used codes in the last (insert number here) appraisals that have been written.

    Also newbies, remember one thing, adjusters write damage appraisals, contractors write estimates.
    Tim Johnson
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