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0 Replies and 3350 Views Getting Started  3350  0 Started by  Wayne B I have been a licensed independent agent for 12 years.  I would like to get into the adjusting field.  Not sure how to get started, but someone told me to contact Four Seasons Claims Services.  Has anyone ever heard of them  Any good or bad feedback
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10/27/2008 9:15 PM
12 Replies and 3780 Views New to the field  3780  12 Started by  Juan New to the field in south florida and need to gain the experience
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by  OkcLarryDJump to last post
10/12/2008 3:54 PM
5 Replies and 3996 Views Looking to Shadow in the Baton Rouge area  3996  5 Started by  AdjusterSheena Hello All!, &160; &160;&160;&160;&160;&160; I am currently awaiting my TX all lines license to come in the mail. While I'm waiting Gustav has brought a lot of adjusters to the Baton Rouge, LA area. I am looking for someone that I can shadow with and give me some quick adjusting tips. I am very efficent with scheduling and computers. If there is someone on the forum, or if there is someone who may know an adjuster in the area who needs help over the next few days, please let me know. &1...
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by  johnjohnJump to last post
09/22/2008 11:29 AM
9 Replies and 3393 Views New here, Need a little advice.  3393  9 Started by  Jon Kurz Hey Guys and Gals, I have been in the information technolgy field for serveral years now, and have been thinking of a career change. I have a good friend who is an adjuster and the job description sounds very interesting!&160; His only advise was 'Go get certified and get on with a company basicly'&160; For his defense we only chatted breifly on the subject. Other than just going to the 3 day class, and passing the tests.&160; What else would I need to do. Any advise would be a great help...
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by  OkcLarryDJump to last post
09/18/2008 11:09 PM
21 Replies and 6707 Views Investigating new career...  6707  21 Started by  2roadrunners
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My wife and I are considering joining the appraisal industry (specifically catastrophe) as a team. We are just beginning to investigate the field, spending most of our free time researching online for that unbiased info. We live in the Detroit area. I have looked around and don't seem to see any LIVE classes available in our area. Does anyone know if there are any training companies worth investing time/money into in MI If not, what school(s) would you recommend and why We are both in robust h...
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by  Mike KunzeJump to last post
08/05/2008 11:01 PM
6 Replies and 4319 Views GETTING MY FOOT IN THE DOOR  4319  6 Started by  Alan B Any tips on getting my foot in the door as an independent Cat adjuster&160; I have held my license in the state of Texas but have not moved!&160; No calls, no adjusting jobs, no 'experience'.&160; When looking at some agencies, they are looking for experienced adjusters.&160; What can I do&160; I can be called for states from Texas over to Florida.&160; Am willing to move on a moments notice with a portable secretary and office!&160; Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated )or a...
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by  learningJump to last post
04/17/2008 7:49 PM
5 Replies and 3731 Views Insurance Field looking to move into Claims  3731  5 Started by  mabguru Hello Everyone, I currently work in Surplus Lines insurance as an undewrriting Assistant (Commercial P&C).&160; I really enjoy what I do, but the office i work in is a wreck and on the down slope.&160; A little about myself...I'm 25 and live in Louisiana, I have a BA in Economics and I quote renewals for the underwriters in our office.&160; I also have my Producer's license here in LA and have been doing this for a year.&160; I'm not afraid to work as my work load right now being in a d...
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by  mabguruJump to last post
02/25/2008 5:48 PM
8 Replies and 4080 Views How much time to get to site?  4080  8 Started by  tabor Hi Everyone, I am thinking about getting into Cat. Adjusting in the States but I reside in Thailand. I am a US citizen and I have a wife and home in Thailand. How much time is given for you to get to the site when you are called to duty I could get from here to anywhere in the US in around 48hrs. Is that quick enough I am a newbie but I have construction experience and would return to the States to take Cat training and licensing courses. I have been reading a lot of posts on this ...
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
12/02/2007 3:21 PM
23 Replies and 10169 Views RE Getting Started  10169  23 Started by  Medulus
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This post was moved here from the Catastrophe Central Forums: "Hi guys! I've been lurking on this board for a while. I got my TX adjusting license a few months ago. Attended classes for adjusting and Xactimate. I've done the Citizen's certification. I keep seeing ads for "Daily Claims". I've applied and not heard anything other than thank you and you are on our roster. So what does it take to finally get started Is it really just a waiting game for a hurricane Any suggestion...
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by  mossbackJump to last post
08/25/2007 8:50 PM
18 Replies and 9557 Views So you want to be a Cat Adjuster  9557  18 Started by  Meg So you want to be a Cat Adjuster    The first question that should be asked is “Why”  Think very carefully about your answer.  If money is your answer, then you should rethink your career choice, because money should never be the main consideration regarding any career choice.  If you’re financially driven, then possibly you should consider another field, one which has a set career path and has a track record for a regular and reliable salary. ...
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by  margarJump to last post
08/23/2007 10:24 PM
5 Replies and 3644 Views How to build a resume....  3644  5 Started by  Nick So far it has been great reading everyones comments. I too am a new Adjuster. I have recieved my license, bought a subscription to Xactimate 25, and am now sending my resume out to every company i can find. I completely understand that at this point it is a waiting game. There are simply too many adjusters and nearly no catastrophes. Regardless of that I completely intend on this being my career path for the future. Although this may be a current problem, I believe the lack of wor...
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
08/22/2007 8:32 PM
23 Replies and 7323 Views Veteran Adjuster Bitterness  7323  23 Started by  stephie76
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Why are some veteran adjusters so bitter When I was going through classes at USStaffing there was a guy that works for Pilot in one of my Xactimate classes. He was constantly talking about how great he was and that no one else was going to find work yada yada. Once I was outside smoking and he came out there. He picked up his cell phone and was talking about some "job" that Pilot wanted him to go on. I looked over at his phone and his phone was OFF. He wasn't talking to anyone. Ju...
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by  brightonJump to last post
08/21/2007 6:51 PM
6 Replies and 3765 Views Apprentice?  3765  6 Started by  stephie76 Any experienced IA's looking for an apprentice I have a Texas license and Florida is pending. I attended the classes for adjusting and Xactimate at US Staffing. I am a former Fraud Investigator looking for a change. I can send my resume if you are interested.   Thanks!
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by  stephie76Jump to last post
08/17/2007 10:58 AM
22 Replies and 11176 Views Yet another CAT Adjuster Wannabe  11176  22 Started by  john
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Greetings, Just read the responses to Stacy Hudson's post regarding US Staffing and became slightly disillusioned. But reflecting on the inexperience of some of my classmates in real estate inspection school I understand the the prospects offered in the reply. Given my credentials (or lack thereof) listed below is this a viable field for me Secondly, should I infer it would be a better path to seek a position with an employer who will provide training rather than take classes on my o...
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by  ShawnaJump to last post
07/05/2007 10:52 PM
7 Replies and 8942 Views Pay scale Question  8942  7 Started by  Deleted User Hello All,   I am new to adjusting.  What is the typical fee per claim  If any of you could break down the pay structure I would appreciate it so I know what to look for while interviewing companies.   Thanks!    
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by  spierceJump to last post
06/07/2007 12:14 AM
6 Replies and 4557 Views Couple of green questions  4557  6 Started by  Hailorhighwater  I'm very new to this forum and the adjusters industry. A friend told me the other day that I need to check in to a career in insurance adjustments. I had never thought about it but he insisted I check the internet to find out any information I can find.  He  told me that he knew another person that enjoyed working in this field and maybe I would too.  So far after reading through the forums I think it really sounds good to me. Traveling and helping people seems to stick out ...
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by  spierceJump to last post
06/07/2007 12:03 AM
5 Replies and 3429 Views New and need some help    3429  5 Started by  james Good afternoon to all of you "hopefully busy adjusters" I am an almost new adjuster, I go for my licensing and schooling June 28th. I have done some FEMA work, and it proved to be disappointing at best. My question is this, can I make a living being a private sector adjuster Hard work doesn't bother me, I don't mind long days, and I have the right motivation...Family lol. Are there ways and means to stay busy, or am I dependant on the really big storms... Any help/advice I can get fro...
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by  RoyJump to last post
06/02/2007 11:51 AM
16 Replies and 4719 Views Lost  4719  16 Started by  crystalshannon  I have worked for a large restoration company for several years.  I worked for so many different insurance companies, and loved my line of work.  I spent a lot of time working with natural disaster claims.  I always enjoyed restoration although as my certifications increased, so did my responsibilities.  I felt as though I was having to take on the adjuster role.  I really enjoyed that part of the job and learned to hate the restoring part.  Now trying to get ...
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by  DimechimesJump to last post
03/14/2007 10:16 AM
5 Replies and 4141 Views What does it take?  4141  5 Started by  Medulus I have transferred the following post by Chester Thompson to this area from the Catastrophe Central General Forums.  Chester's post is: I going to get straight to the point my questions. 1. What it takes to become successful in this business 2. Can a this become one's career and how 3. What is the best way to start out Chester Thompson
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by  AmyJump to last post
01/30/2007 12:14 PM
12 Replies and 4976 Views help please! - Getting Started  4976  12 Started by  mas8611 Hi all,  I am currently a Realtor in central Florida and recently met a man that was a catastrophe adjuster from n.c.  After a lengthy conversation the gentleman had me intrigued to look into this line of work.  He told me that one could make well over six figures a year working 6-8 months out of that year. I have no construction experience which i understand is important. My questions are 1. is there really that kind of money to be made in the profession 2. what can a new a...
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by  mas8611Jump to last post
12/01/2006 12:16 PM
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