Remote or third-party estimating companies focus only on estimating. Their specialist teams are made up of estimate writing wizards, geniuses of graphical estimating and magicians of macros. These dedicated estimators may have gravitated away from managing trades and keeping up with client communication, while leaning toward the technical aspects and nuts-and-bolts of how each trade handles tasks. Could remote estimating enhance your business?
CoreLogic acquired Next Gear Solutions, where Gray was the founder and CEO, in the fall of 2021. This move brings all of CoreLogic’s global insurance data and technology solutions under the leadership of Gray and his team.
Mike Fulton, president of Verisk Property Estimating Solutions, talks trends and innovations in claims estimating, ongoing areas of interest among contractors like Xactimate pricing, the impact of external forces like inflation on property claims, educational highlights for Verisk Elevate 2022, and an Xactware rebrand.
As contractors move from pen and paper to digital documentation they’re left wondering what happens to the data they share. Kelly Ruane Melchiondo, a construction attorney with expertise in data privacy and security, answers commonly asked questions.
CoreLogic acquired Next Gear Solutions Sept. 15. "I look forward to leading this new team as we continue to innovate for restorers, insurance carriers and property owners, making good on our mission to help millions of people to protect and restore the homes they love,” Gray said.
"While the implications of this acquisition on restoration contractors is not yet fully known, RIA members and constituents have concerns about how their data is being used and how it will impact the future of their business," the statement reads.
An Abbreviated Transcript: RIA President Mark Springer, AGA Advocate Ed Cross Discuss Implications for the Property Restoration Industry
September 16, 2021
“Another interesting and pivotal day in the restoration industry,” Springer said. “We've had so many of our members reach out to us today to ask: What is the impact and what is all about this major acquisition that we've heard about in CoreLogic acquiring Next Gear?"
A Cohesive Account of Official Developments and What This Means for the Property Restoration Industry
September 15, 2021
The deal, called "a very major event" by RIA President Mark Springer, combines Next Gear and CoreLogic’s Claims Connect platforms, property data and analytics, and tools for restoration contractors and insurance carriers.
This course will give new estimators, project managers, field/production leads, office and administrative staff understanding and insight into the fundamentals of the estimating process as it relates to insured property losses. Read More
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