if you’ve never handled a claim in your life, you don’t even know that scoping and xactimate are only a fraction of what’s required of you in this job
Here’s what you don’t know:
You’ll spend a large amount of your time doing things that they didn’t teach you in adjuster school. Phone work, supplements, reinspections, revisions and corrections..
There are only so many hours in a day and believe it or not, you can’t call people at 11:30pm or look at roofs after dark.
Yeah, yeah. Literally EVERYBODY is telling you that you have to be good at managing your time - or you will fail.
The problem is, nobody tells you HOW to do it.
Perhaps in your most courageous moments, you’ve made the commitment to start trying to figure this out.
You’ve told yourself that you’re probably going to need to learn how to be good at being organized. You should set up some kind of system that’ll help you be better at returning calls, finishing corrections, or getting to appointments on time.
But you tell yourself.. “first, I need to get a few more licenses, I need to get drone training, I need to get a level 3 Xactimate certification (etc., etc.).”
Even with the best intentions, your chance of failure in the chaos of the first few weeks of a storm is so high that YOUR MANAGER WILL ACTUALLY BE EXPECTING YOU TO FAIL.
Why? Because only a fraction of the new adjusters who show up to a cat site will last the first three weeks, let alone close even ONE claim.
If you don’t show up ready to go with a battle plan for handling everything that comes at you every waking minute of your first cat deployment, it’s game over.
You will fall victim to:
overwhelming phone work
an email inbox that is never empty
a time-sucking sticking point in the software
gear or laptop failures that takes you out of the game for a day or more
a lack of clarity over exactly what to do and when to do it
Here’s why this is irreversibly crippling.
As an already stressed out and busy adjuster, working 16 hour days, with phonecalls to make, houses to inspect, and estimates to write, you literally can’t afford to veer off course.
If you lose control of your schedule, your chances of success are slim.
Therefore, crushing your time management is one of the big things you NEED to get right the first time.
And luckily for you, VERY FEW people out there are doing it right.
In all likelihood, the adjusters competing with you for storm deployments and claims have either failed at good time management, or are so ineffective at it that it’s a wonder they get deployed at all.
Even if you’re late to the party, there’s still a golden opportunity for you to jump in, clean up the mess, and convert your SCHEDULE into solid profits.
That is… if you can avoid the same deadly time management mistakes that your competitors are making