I have a friend who has his Associate In Claims (AIC) designation from the Insurance Institute of America and he has over 25 years experience as an adjuster. He told me he is thinking about creating an insurance claims training school for contractors. The study method will be a book and you will have to take an "open book exam" which will be graded. If you pass the exam -answers are in the book and not too hard to find, then you will get a diploma. Each course costs $250. From what I know about the classes they are well worth the money. As I close 98% of everyone I speak to because of what I learned from the book he gave me to review for its applicability to "real world" storm chasing roofing sales. It helps me get business from individuals and business owners.
Course Topics are:
Residential Property Insurance Coverages
Commercial Property Insurance Coverages
Claims handling principles and practices: This is general with the basic rules that apply all across the USA as well as how to get the current "specific rules" in each state in the USA.
Xactimate 1 - How to read an Xactimate Estimate. $55 for book
Xactimate 2- How to Use Xactimate to do an estimate. Currently this is only taught in a face to face class.
i dont know but last time i check the program im using makes your program that is a part of mine legally blows your little plan away. You are way behind the curve. trust me. ask the ones who know me. ! will say this you are WAY out gunned against me in sales. I promise you that.
Seems weird that the Ins. Industry spent the last 10-15 yrs. proving that they could burn more money than anyone but the Gooberm$nt is now worried about reining in costs.
Isn't this extreme behavior called something? Bi-Polar or something?
You know i have never really wanted to sue anyone in my life until now -- CIAK had me close once but now i think i am going to make some calls.
Well, They better be prepared for some class action lawsuits then.
I better get my video recorder out and tape some of these adjusters covering roofs that do not need replacement or are marginal. I wonder how many jobs I have lost to storm chasers -- and how many future jobs I lost due to roofs being replaced fraudulently. And if HAAG Engineering is the Authority that the insurance companies recognize well they definately will loose they have covered roofs that dont even come close to meeting HAAGS requirements.
What goes around, comes around. EZ money always runs out eventually
MN Roofin Grease Your Ass Up Cause It Is About to Get Much Worse For You and Everyone Else Soon. Well now the insurance company's are planning to only offer ACV protection on roofs. So fuck you contractor. Also they have the Preferred Contractor Acting As the Adjuster and taking away work from both the adjusters and other contractors. In addition to that the adjusters are being told to fight the contractors and tell the homeowner NOT to use a specific contractor and refuse to deal with the contractor and have their own chosen contractor tell the homeowner that they will do the work for the money that the insurance company is willing to pay. Read about the surprise insurance compnies have for contractors. It is coming soon.
I can get just about any roof covered for damage -- i used to use Xactimate but now have found it is bs all the ins companies have their own numbers anyhow -- i just line item high and let them do their estimate they can always find something to come close to our bid.
If you are serious about making money on a book and you really do know what you are talking about -- why dont you write a book on how these insurance companies and banks are ripping us Americans off? As well as expose the scams on the contractors side -- then all you would need to do is get paid from the insurance companies and the scammers not to publish the book.
How many roofs /siding that are totalled will actually perform another 5-10 -15 years - what is the purpose of insurance companies giving money to replace roofs that will still perform? SO THEY CAN RAISE PREMIUMS -- just like a loan - Do you think they get their money from investment firms like the same ones copping out bailouts right now? DAMN RIGHT THEY ARE. so not only do we pay premiums our tax dollar is now going out to pay for claims in the bailouts. At the rate we are going there will be no homeowner ever paying to replace any old or damaged part of any of their property just give us x amount of money we will guarantee it for you we might as well just work for protection just hand our checks over to the government every week and let them decide what when and how much.
And what about them contractors all the illegal crews one guy on crew is legit that is who gets check the rest are illegals. Or the payoffs, trips, cruises, watches, etc..... for all the crooked adjusters / Agents? And preferred like triage services what a joke expose them cack suckers for what they are using crews that are not even licensed or just got licensed - howw does that make sence for a unlicensed contractor doing a job then the insurance company says we will guarantee their work - And their are laws prohibiting that kind of hand shake the insurance companies and their prefferred contractors are skirting the law.
I for one am sick of the scam i have played the game for far too long --- as far as your 100% close i would love to just talk some sence into some of those sales for you -- You push them into going with you pretending that their insurance company is screwing them or will screw them --- otherwise pretending like they won the lotto or everyone is doing it -- All the while knowing the property is really not totalled and insurance companies / banks are just scamming hurting us all.
Now you are just triing to make more money by telling all us legit contractors the process and join in the scam. And just so you see my point when you share one of those secrets i bet the first reaction is -- IS THAT LEGAL? CAN WE REALLY DO THAT? -- That should give you a little insight as far as morals and ethics go if that is the first responce you get.
Hey Dumbass. The class is not even set up yet. If people indicated an interest in the subjects then I would place an ad. Maybe they are not indicating an interest because I did not place an ad? The books are not even created. Since I am selling roofs and competing against and kicking the crap out of roofers maybe I should NOT even share my secrets. I am NOT giving out any info for FREE in my posts on how to make sales. If you and I are both talking about the insurance claim process YOU will LOSE. I got a 100% closing ratio where I am at now. Because I got the info people want and it will be in my books and classes IF I ever even put them together. I might just keep doing what I am doing and NOT share.
Like i said buy an ad