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I remember discretely holding the phone to my ear as though I was making a phone call — just to get that shot. It was the holy grail of ridiculousness. Lined up along the windows of the coffee shop, basking in pure hipster bliss, were at least five mac users. I remember snickering as I looked at the...

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This week you are in for a special treat! My good friend, Jim Sylvester, has put together a post that is sure to boost your productivity as an adjuster. Jim has spent nearly his entire career in the insurance industry and not only has a CPCU designation to show for it, but also endorsements from man...

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Xactimate has been around for a long time…a really long time. Xactware launched in 1986 with their flagship product for contractors and insurance adjusters, Xactimate. With their 30th birthday right around the corner, Xactware is showing no signs of loosening their grip on the professional estimatio...

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I began my adjusting career in one of those movie-style semi-reckless moments, quitting my job and just venturing out into the unknown. It required learning new skills, meeting new people and venturing far outside my comfort zone.

So how did it work out for me? For starters, before IndieAdjuster.o...

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Tips For Managing Email Clutter

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December 8, 2014

Without a doubt, email is one of the better tools to come out of the technology age. I love the simplicity of sending a message out and awaiting an eventual return. It helps keep things productive and avoids the trap of lengthy phone calls.

Although email is a great tool for productivity, it is no...

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I was talking to a friend of mine recently that happens to be an independent adjuster as well. We were swapping stories about recent claims when the conversation turned towards how business was going, knowing the inevitable winter/holiday slow-down that we were entering.

Fortunately, my friend is...

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My first few years as an independent adjuster were great. Never before had I made so much money. Coming from an industry where large influxes of cash were rare into one where you could easily realize multiple thousands of dollars in less than a month was a shock.

To say I was naive is an understat...

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