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21 Replies and 5745 Views 4 wheel drive, needed in your opinion? ...Help buying new truck.  5745  21 Started by  NoleAdjuster
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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 3567 Views Hello, need some advice please.  3567  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  acaseyJump to last post
01/23/2013 4:02 PM
24 Replies and 8681 Views I am a storm chaser looking to switch teams... Any help would be appreciated.  8681  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 4203 Views Mentor  4203  10 Started by  CJordan 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 2902 Views Eagle  2902  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 7985 Views It's all about the Money?  7985  31 Started by  John
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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 7108 Views Ride Along/Mentor  7108  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  FayvettaJump to last post
10/19/2012 12:55 PM
0 Replies and 2985 Views Support positions?  2985  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 4740 Views Newbie needing advice  4740  10 Started by  Deleted User 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  BeauJump to last post
08/30/2012 11:47 PM
6 Replies and 9743 Views Property or Auto adjusting...which one and why?  9743  6 Started by  Chad 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  BeauJump to last post
08/30/2012 11:37 PM
0 Replies and 2567 Views 20 yrs as a general contractor looking for a change....  2567  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 3118 Views Do I fit into any part of this industry?  3118  5 Started by  Kevin 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 3497 Views Transferring to field property  3497  4 Started by  WJV 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  RodJump to last post
07/18/2012 6:15 PM
26 Replies and 9508 Views SO YOU SAY YOUR AN ADJUSTER  9508  26 Started by  R. 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 8565 Views ATTENTION ROOKIE ADJUSTERS!! (This applies to....YOU!)  8565  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  Tom AllenJump to last post
05/19/2012 7:16 PM
8 Replies and 6141 Views daily claims  6141  8 Started by  jennifer 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 11678 Views Let's get real about the money  11678  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
5 Replies and 3818 Views Daily vs Cat Claims  3818  5 Started by  georgelamar Im a new adjuster (ive never worked a claim in my life). Ive been on this forum for a while now and ive read quite a few posts but I have a question about which makes more money in the long run. Should I try to get on working daily claims for a company or should I try to make a job out of working CAT claims    Thanks GeorgeL.
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by  tharveyJump to last post
04/11/2012 11:09 PM
2 Replies and 3192 Views Crawford Conference – Dallas  3192  2 Started by  Deleted User The Crawford Conference, is going on in Dallas, now. Crawford is teaching classes, certifications and providing breakfast and lunch. Are these people awesome or what. The whole conference is free.
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by  Tim Wieneke, JD, CPCU, AICJump to last post
04/04/2012 1:05 AM
2 Replies and 3158 Views Help with training  3158  2 Started by  first responder I am looking for someone to mentor me in the field of claims adjusting. I would like to ride along or meet you at the claims location and learn the tools of the trade from someone experienced. I have been on the local fire department in Slidell for 22 years I am still employed with lots of off time. If you are in Slidell, La. or the surrounding area contact me thanks Phillip. 985-502-8905
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
03/29/2012 1:39 AM
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