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.
Restorers can use the HOVER app on their mobile device to take a set of photos of a loss site and have them transformed into an interactive 3D model. The new integration allows HOVER 3D models to automatically import into Xactimate and XactAnalysis.
Tractable, a company developing artificial intelligence for visual assessment and disaster recovery, has launched AI Property, a new solution that assesses damage to buildings caused by hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters.
Annissa Coy discusses pre-communication with adjusters, before the job is complete and the invoice is sent. She also explains why she does not prioritize communication with third parties during review.
Inevitably, if you are a restoration company, sooner or later you will run into situations where the adjuster won’t pay for work you completed or only a fraction of what you have estimated the cost to be. In these situations, restorers have a few options, which depend in large part as to how far you’re willing to go, how much you’re willing to spend and if the risk is worth the reward.
“Through our Encircle integration we bring the best of restoration field documentation and project management all in one place. What excites me the most about this partnership is that Encircle is an incredible industry innovator and disruptor, just like us,” said Alex Duta, Albiware CEO.
By being proactive and educating property owners about the risks of dishonest engineering and insurer fraud, you can help defend your clients from unethical claims professionals, Jack Hanks and Doug Quinn write. This will help ensure fair insurance markets where policyholders suffering a loss have the best chance for an honest claim and a smoother process of rebuilding their property. When this happens, the consumer, the restoration professional and the insurer win.