AdjusterTV Radio is casual, informal, and occasionally irreverent (but still family-friendly). The topics for veteran adjusters and those who are already invested in the industry as well as Q&A for new folks, stories from the road, and terrible, terrible jokes.
AdjusterTV Radio #019 | Why earning $100,000 a year is a TERRIBLE goal
In this episode of AdjusterTV Radio, Matt and Koby talk about how to make more than 100K a year as an independent adjuster.
How Koby's sales background helps him in claimsHow being an adjuster is very much like being a business ownerCultivating the Mamba MentalityWhy corporate America isn't always the safer choiceManaging storm earningsHow to play the long game as a claims professional - Process vs Performance goalsReverse-engineering a six figure income - how to earn more than $100,000 a yearAdjusters are in sales - learn to pick up the phone and ask for what you wantReciprocity - and not the adjuster licensing kindHow to win at customer serviceMatt's Hurricane Katrina storyHow to deal with irate customersHow to be efficient as an adjuster and why it saves you moneyHow to figure out what your hourly wage is - net profit as an adjusterHow incremental efficiencies workAll about Koby's hatDid you know you can WATCH every AdjusterTV Radio episode ad-free at AdjusterTVPlus.com ?
AdjusterTV Radio #018 | All the stories we know about adjusters falling off of roofs (and other perils of adjusting)
In this episodes of AdjusterTV Radio, Matt and James talk about all of the ways you can get injured or killed as a field adjuster/auto appraiser.
Stories about falling off roofsJames falls off a roof and gets sidelinedHow to climb down a steep roof in an emergencyA storm manager falls off a roof and ends her careerJimmy falls off a roof and ruins the seasonDan falls off a roof and shreds his handsBasic ladder safetyMatt falls off a roof and escapes injuryScoping hail from the top of the ladderRope and harnessHamburger hands and wearing gloves on all roof claimsFalling off a truck or RV during an auto appraisal inspectionFalling THROUGH a roofCougar Paws on a wood shake roofDouble pullsFiberglass vs aluminum laddersGetting directions from farmersFarmer survives Iowa derecho Did you know you can WATCH every AdjusterTV Radio episode ad-free at AdjusterTVPlus.com ?
AdjusterTV Radio #017 | A new faster way to get roof measurements from a drone
In this episodes of AdjusterTV Radio, Matt and Jeff talk quicker, more efficient and safer ways to get roof measurements.
Why Matt was against dronesJeffrey is an old-school nerd from way backHow tech is speeding up adjuster workflowWhat does Certifly do?How far has drone inspection tech come in the last few years?Types of airspace - get permissions from apps like KittyhawkHow to deal with drone battery lifeReports generated by CertiflyWhat Certifly will be able to do in the near futureWhy drone hail detection isn't there yetDrones and hurricane and wildfire damageBenefits of drone inspectionsUsing drones to count trees on wildland fire claimsGetting permission to fly the drone from your IA firmJeffrey makes the case for drones Did you know you can WATCH every AdjusterTV Radio episode ad-free at AdjusterTVPlus.com ?
AdjusterTV Radio #016 | How to manage your money as an Independent Adjuster
In this episode of AdjusterTV Radio, Matt and James talk Personal Finance as an Independent Adjuster.
DisclaimerQuestions from YouTubeBad cat adjuster jokesSteps to becoming a cat property adjusterWhat license should you get first? And what licenses should you get next?How state adjuster license reciprocity worksHow emergency state licenses workHurricane forecastsWhat is the path to becoming a cat property adjuster that reduces dead endsSetting proper expectations for transitioning into claimsHow Inspectors on Demand worksGetting started in autoRUDHow to make money while you're waiting for a cat deploymentHow to quit your day job after you've decided to become an IAWhat if a deployment is canceled and you just quit your day jobHow to be realistic about changing careers into independent adjustingHow much should you have saved before you transition to independent adjustingThe importance of being on the same page with your spouse or significant other during a career changeGetting on rosters and which adjuster schools and certifications should you getWhat is the first call list and how do you get on itHow IA firm carrier certifications and other trainings are actually informal job interviewsState Farm certificationListen more than you talkWhy you MUST networkProtect your cat earningsPost deployment recovery and relaxation strategiesHire a CPA1099 vs W2Tax advice that you should ignoreMatt got audited by the IRS.. twiceJames looks at cars with tape all over themDid you know you can WATCH every AdjusterTV Radio episode ad-free at AdjusterTVPlus.com ?
AdjusterTV Radio #015 | Building Codes for adjusters with just ONE CLICK
In this episode, Matt and Garrett from OneClick Code talk about DEAD SIMPLE building code reports for your claims that are inexpensive and that will help you write better claims and give you ammunition when contractors come at you with the old “it’s code in this area so you have to pay for it” line.
Description of OneClick CodeWhat are codes and how do they work, including jurisdictionHow codes affect file accuracyHow carriers feel about improperly written claim estimatesMaking insureds happy is the goalHow to play big with small toolsHow automation benefits adjustingDealing with supplements "cottage industry"How OneClick Code reduces cycle time and fraudHow adding professional documentation to a claim file can benefit an adjuster's careerOneClick Code can get you on the first call listLocal knowledge is crucialHow OCC worksWhat if there's a disagreement between OneClick and a contractor?How accurate is OCC?The importance of automation tools like Eagleview and OneClick codeHow can you get your hands on OCC?Did you know you can WATCH every AdjusterTV Radio episode ad-free at AdjusterTVPlus.com ?
AdjusterTV Radio #014 | COVID and Insurance Adjuster Job Security
In this episode of AdjusterTV Radio, Matt chats with Cesar and Sidney from Pacesetter Claims Service. We cover a LOT of ground, including:
Desk adjusting is coming backSingle adjuster days over?What is a TPA?How is Pacesetter different with training?Pacesetter is new adjuster-friendlyHow Pacesetter is using the latest techCOVID and adjuster job securityMatt's tech/McDonald's rantClosing roof claims over the phoneWhat happens when carriers tried to automatically file and pay claims on large cat eventsWhat happens when you don't properly explain the claims process up front? Not good, not good.How important is customer service and customer experience?Why adjusters need to be open to changeOn the road traveling for in-person training and virtual training for adjustersHow to network at training Why in-person IA firm training is actually an informal interviewShould you ever wear a Hawaiian shirt and flip flops into a storm office?The most successful adjusters pay attention to the little thingsHow training at Pacesetter works - how you get paid as a desk adjusterField and desk adjuster training for new adjustersWays adjusters can prepare for in-person training - how to get basic training when you are completely new to claimsThe importance of getting as much Xactimate training as possibleHow to find out about new trainings at PacesetterMatt gets attacked by wasps on a roofCesar's "who in the hell are you?!" story
As a veteran staffed adjuster Matt has motivated me to be my own boss and how to succeed. Thank you for all your tips and funny stories.
Pumped for this
Matt Allen can do no wrong as a leader in this industry. Great fist episode! James Is a great to have on as well.