Top 5 Things to Look for in an Xactimate Estimator
Reviewing and writing supplements takes a lot of time. Time that many contractors don’t have. Supplementing firms have popped up around the country to help take the strain off sales representatives, but not all supplementing companies are alike. So, what should you look for when you’re ready to use a third-party Xactimate Estimator?
ARE THEY HONEST?
First and foremost, you want a company who respects your hard-earned reputation and won’t tarnish it with insurance carriers. Don’t go with a firm that supplements for everything, even if they know an item won’t be approved. That’s a good way to get black-listed by carriers. Instead, look for a company with strong ethics that only supplements for items they can prove.
WHAT’S THEIR BACKGROUND?
It’s important to choose a supplementing company that understands your business. A company that looks at supplements from the contractor’s standpoint is more likely to catch things that someone from an adjuster’s side might miss.
WHAT TOOLS DO THEY OFFER?
Do they offer services to help improve your business? Do they offer templates for necessary forms, like inspection sheets, contingencies and photo checklists?
WHAT TRAINING DO THEY OFFER?
Do they teach you about the supplementing process? Do they help you become a better business? Or just review your documents?
WHAT RESULTS CAN THEY DELIVER?
What are the average supplements they earn for their clients? What is the approval percentage? How quickly can you get paid?