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The IA Path Podcast is the home for current and future auto damage appraisers and catastrophic auto hail adjusters.

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Every single podcasts I’ve learned something different as a new IA starting out!

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Every single podcasts I’ve learned something different as a new IA starting out!

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Excellent informative podcast!
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The Independent Adjuster Podcast (IA Path)

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The IA Path Podcast is the home for current and future auto damage appraisers and catastrophic auto hail adjusters.

Rank #1: IA 117 The Secret to Being a First Call Adjuster

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Mathew Allen of AdjusterTV shares with us the secret to being a first call adjuster. Go beyond being just a licensed IA and become the most desired!

Matt shares his best tips, tricks, insights, and some exciting news about a free training opportunity for you!

Name – Mathew Allen

Location – Wherever the RV is parked

Contact - Mathew Allen's LinkedIn Profile

Email: mathew@adjustertv.com

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ACD –If you are an IA looking for more work, if you are wanting to diversify where your claims are coming from, and expand

Apr 22 2019

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Rank #2: IA 49 - "Mr. ACD" and the Future of the Claims Industry

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Hear why now is a great time to become an independent adjuster, learn how to expand your book of business, and hear how to stay relevant in the industry with CEO and industry leader Ernie Bray. Ernie is the CEO of 6-time Inc 5000 winner ACD. (Auto Claims Direct)

"Mr. ACD", Ernie Bray shares his IA story and discusses the future of the claims industry with IA Path's Chris Stanley.

Name - Ernie Bray

Company - ACD or Auto Claims Direct

Location - Carlsbad, CA

Superpower - Business Development

Contact - ACDCorp.com & 888-403-4223

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Jan 08 2018

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Rank #3: What Adjuster License Should I Get?

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Many independent insurance adjusters are faced with a confusing and important question… “what adjuster license should I get?”

The answer to this question changes quite a bit based on where you live, your goals, the time of year, and if this is your first or fifth adjuster license.

Rest easy, if you are asking the question, “what adjuster license should I get” at any stage in your career I have some custom suggestions just for you.

I’ve created an interactive quiz you can take that will walk you through the entire process below and give your our PDF breakdown or you can listen the rest of this article.

Click HERE to take the online quiz

May 02 2018

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Rank #4: Independent Adjuster Myths That are Killing Your Career

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We all do it, believing in things that aren’t true. As kids, we were told that Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and wrestling were all real. (hope no kids are reading this!) IT WAS A LIE, a myth, a fun thing to believe, but far from the truth.

Today I’d like to quickly bust some myths that you may still believe in as an independent adjuster. These myths, just like good ol Saint Nick, may be holding you back from the truth. Be careful the truth hurts.

Apr 04 2018

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Rank #5: IA 79: 17,732 Adjusters did this one thing

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17,732 adjusters did this one thing...

This is part 2 of a of a special series of 5 podcasts called, “The Top 5 Ways to Get More Catastrophe Work as an Independent Adjuster” and is sponsored by ACD,

It is a BIG number. They all did this one thing... did you? And if you did where does that leave you?

According to the Texas Department of Insurance in 2017 17,732 adjusters received their Texas All Lines license..... (feel free to read that again if you'd like)

Now it is a shocking statistic and I hope you are feeling the weight of those numbers. Did you receive your license in 2017? Maybe you got it in 2016 and you are in front of those 17k other adjusters in terms of seniority, but 2016 was only a little better for you, 13,575 got their license in that year. It's safe to say over 10k adjusters receive a Texas all lines license a year (over 7500 in the first 4 months of 2018!)

Now all of those aren't independent adjusters, but the reality is, everybody and their mother and their school teacher has an adjuster license. It is a tough and painful 40 hours of studying and then a brutal and boring test and you should be proud for getting your adjuster license, but in the catastrophe adjusting world it's par for the course and just the beginning of getting work.

OK now that we know.... you are one of MANY licensed adjusters (in Texas, Florida or Indiana don't get caught up on specifics) we need to have the conversation about how do we stand out from those other 17,000 adjusters who got licensed in Texas last year.

In yesterdays email I promised I would address the question, "How do we prove that we are better money makers?" Remember IA Firms are bringing us in to make money off of us and thus we need to cost less and make them more money so they'll deploy us more so we can make more $$. (It's all about the money it seems)

Insurance companies are the ones dictating how many people may be used for a given catastrophe event and what state they will be working out of. To legally allow you to work for those companies in most states you must have an adjuster license in the state to even be considered for most of the available positions.

Texas is great for hail storms and Houston can have flooding events, but there are many other types of storms around the country that once again we can use to increase our chances of deployment. If you are sitting on JUST A TEXAS/FLORIDA LICENSE you may be sitting at home because there is no reason to consider you for any storm outside of those states.

Yes companies can apply for you to get an emergency license in other states, but that is only if a state of emergency has been declared and that costa the IA Firms time to apply for you and the fee for application, which costs them MORE money.

Remember our goal is to cost LESS. Also, the more IA's they have available in specific states where the catastrophes occur the more spots they may be able to fill.... making them more money.

You are probably tracking with me and where I'm about to go, but for clarity's sake I hope you are seeing this picture and business as a numbers game, because frankly it is. It's all about the numbers and if you want the numbers on your side you need to do the things that'll give you an advantage.

So my #2 Tip for getting more catastrophe work is....

#2 Get More Licenses

I'm sure you are sick of hearing this, but it is a good piece of advice. Now which licenses should you get? Where should you start? Are there states that are more valuable than others?

OF COURSE! We'll talk about which states to get tomorrow and I'll have a third tip for you.

First though I want to challenge you to get 2 new adjuster licenses each month until you get work. Just 1 a month if that is all you can do, it'll help! Michigan is only $12 I think.... OK save that for a rough month!

Most licenses aren't that expensive once you have your first license and it'll serve you for years to come. Once you get your first deployment I'd encourage you to invest money back into getting as many licenses as possible. With $2000 in licenses invested you can be in the 90+% group of adjusters and be with the cream of the crop.

Your Guide, Chris Stanley

P.S. This isn't all there is to getting work, but hey its just the first two tips! Just a quick reminder

#1 - Get on more rosters #2 - Get more licenses

If you haven't gotten your initial adjuster license or need any adjuster licencing courses you can save 20% at AdjusterPro by being a part of our membership community, the League of IA's. Check it out at the LeagueofIAs.com for training, tools, community, and other great discounts like AdjusterPro!

Jun 19 2018

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Rank #6: IA 137: The Number One Enemy of the Independent Adjuster

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The number one enemy of the independent adjuster is trying to stop you from being successful, from holding you back from a great career, happy family, and fulfilling life.

Will you let this enemy stop you? The first and often biggest battle is correctly identifying the enemy and their location and I do both of these for you on today's episode.

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

Independent Adjuster's Playbook (2nd Edition) by Chris Stanley

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ACD –If you are an IA looking for more work, if you are wanting to diversify where your claims are coming from, and expand then you should check out ACD. Email them at Network@acdcorp.com

Sep 02 2019

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Rank #7: IA 36: How Long Does It Take To Become a Catastrophic Claims Adjuster and Is It Worth It?

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Hello and welcome to the independent adjuster podcast this is episode 36. I hope you enjoyed the new intro. I feel pumped up and ready to help guide you on the path as an IA

I am asked all the time, can you help me become an IA, tomorrow?

Learn Hail Adjuster by visiting HailScoreCourse.com

Get my Amazon #1 Best Seller Hail Adjusters Playbook Audio version free by visiting HailAdjustersPlaybook.com

  1. Getting Adjuster license (1 month)
    1. 40-hour study
    2. Test
    3. Admin, fingerprints etc
  2. Learn basics of hail adjusting (1 – 2 months)
    1. Auto Basics
    2. Hail damage 101
    3. Estimating system
  3. Sign up for the major 5 companies and attend orientation (1 – 2 months)
    1. Pilot Catastrophe
    2. EA Renfroe
    3. Worley
    4. Eberle
    5. CNC Adjusting
  4. Wait for perfect storm and deployment (1-6 months)

My conclusion is 6 months is needed to properly get trained, licensed, on rosters, and be ready. The hail season starts for March 1st, start getting ready in the summer/fall of the previous year.

5 Takeaways

  1. Start NOW (at least 6 months before the next hail season)
  2. Be ready to spend 6+ months pursuing this part time
  3. Treat this as your business (Because it is)
  4. Don’t just apply for the big 5
  5. Learn the skills needed to earn repeat deployments

Todays sponsor is Badger Mapping

May 30 2017

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Rank #8: IA 128: 10 Apps Every IA Should Have on Their Phone

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As modern day Americans, we live and die by our phones, but as independent adjusters what apps should be using to make our job easier and life better?

Chris Stanley runs down 10 apps he believes every IA should have on their phone.

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ACD –If you are an IA looking for more work, if you are wanting to diversify where your claims are coming from, and expand then you should checkout ACD. Email them at Network@acdcorp.com

Jul 08 2019

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Rank #9: IA 106: Ernie Bray and How to Separate Yourself From Everyone Else

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Today we are talking with the CEO of ACD, Ernie Bray. Ernie is joining us for the second time on the podcast to discuss how YOU can separate yourself from the rest of the IA's in the industry.

We discuss networking, workflows, outreach, quality and MORE! Ernie tells you exactly what he and his team are looking for. Since they are one of the largest independent appraisal companies in the industry maybe we should pay attention!

Name - Ernie Bray

Company - ACD or Auto Claims Direct

Location - Carlsbad, CA

Superpower - Business Development

Contact - ACDCorp.com & 888-403-4223

Get your FREE copy of Chris' #1 Best Selling book the Independent Adjuster's Playbook at IAPlaybook.com

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ACD –If you are an IA looking for more work, if you are wanting to diversify where your claims are coming from, and expand what type of claims you are working then you should check out ACD.

Jan 28 2019

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Rank #10: IA 86: Turncoat - Leaked Secrets of How Staff Adjusters Transition to Independent Adjusting

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On this episode we have a triple agent in our midst. Luis Camacho shares with us how an insurance agent turns staff adjuster, and then can transition to independent adjusting.

Luis is in his first month of being an independent adjuster, but has many years as a staff auto adjuster under his belt. If you have ever wondered if you could transition from staff to independent adjusting then this episode is for you.

Name – Luis Camacho

Company – Cam Claims Services

Location – Amarillo, Texas

Superpower – Attitude

Contact – Luis' LinkedIn Profile

Luis.Camacho.ccs@gmail.com

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ACD –If you are an IA looking for more work, if you are wanting to diversify where your claims are coming from, and expand what type of claims you are working then you should check out ACD.

Aug 06 2018

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Rank #11: IA 53: "Junior" Interview with Tim Davis Jr. of SCA Appraisal on Handling Hail Catastrophes

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Tim Davis Jr. may be the "Junior" of the SCA Tim's, but he is no junior as an influence on the industry. He is the president of SCA Appraisal Company, one of the largest and long standing appraisal companies in the industry. He has helped SCA scale from being a Southern California regional IA firm to being a nationwide powerhouse.

Hear Tim give the secret sauce to success as an IA and an independent business owner in this podcast. We also dive into how SCA is tackling the major issue of large scale hail catastrophes in 2018.

As an appraiser you don't want to miss this great opportunity SCA is presenting to the best in the biz. Get a peak into the future as we call and talk with Tim Davis Jr.

Name – Tim Davis Jr.

Company – SCA Appraisal Company

Location – Los Angeles, California

Superpower – Regeneration

Contact – twp.davis@sca-appraisal.com,  818-450-2712,  Tim Davis Jr. LinkedIn Profile

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Feb 26 2018

42mins

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Rank #12: IA 65: Beacon Guiding the Next Generation of Insurance Professionals

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Today on the podcast I am very excited to interview an insurance industry leader, fellow podcaster, and member of the INS Nerds Super Troup, the elder and councilor of their group, Nick Lamparelli

Nick and his group of super nerds are helping guide the next generation of insurance professionals from avoiding the pitfalls, not hitting dead ends, and on finding purpose in their career. Therefore I decided Nick’s Super Hero Alias to be, Beacon, because he is a shining light for the next generation.

Nick is also leading a company that helps develop and test unique insurance products currently with a focus on flood policies, this part of the conversation will paint some interesting pictures and problems in the catastrophic insurance arena. This is a market with huge growth and obstacle potentials, 90% of customers don’t even have flood insurance…. Yet….. But He wants to change that.

Now without further delay its time to call and to talk with Beacon, Nick Lamparelli, the elder counselor of the INS Nerds Super Troup.

Name – Nick Lamparelli

Company – INSNerds & reThought Insurance

Location – Boston, Massachusetts 

Superpower – Testing

Contact – Nick's LinkedIn Profile

Checkout the League of IA's by clicking HERE

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ACD –If you are an IA looking for more work, if you are wanting to diversify where your claims are coming from, and expand what type of claims you are working then you should check out ACD.

May 28 2018

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Rank #13: 02 Do I Want to be an Auto Appraiser - Part 1

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This is Part 1 of a 3 part series entitled, "Do I wanted to be an auto appraiser?" Today we will talk about the some of the options that present an auto damage appraiser. Career, part- time, and the gig economy are all options.

Oct 21 2016

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Rank #14: IA 110: What Questions Would You Have On Your First Day as an IA

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Today we shadow an IA Path Crash Star/Graduated Student of the Auto Adjuster's Crash Course as they go complete their first claim.

Nervous jitters and questions abound as the learning gets put to the test. Join us for 3 conversations with the IA as he asks questions that come to mind so he can complete his first auto claim,

  • Before his inspection
  • After the inspection
  • After closing the claim

Wish you had this kind of support? Check out IA Path's Auto Adjuster's Crash Course by clicking below.

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Feb 18 2019

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Rank #15: IA 54: "Flash Kordon" On Paintless Dent Repair and Bridging the Gap Between PDR and Adjusting

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Paul Kordon is a crossover from..... the dark side. As a paintless dent repair technician Paul is coming to educate, inform, and rescue us from some of the common mistakes and misconceptions we adjusters have when it comes to PDR. 

Paul, or I’ll call him, “Flash Kordon”, is a 20 year PDR technician, influencer in his industry, and creator of the very first retail side panel PDR matrix. His work is influencing his industry to think differently about pricing, pushing the boundaries of what is repairable, and working to help bridge the gap from the PDR industry to other adjacent industries such as adjusters.

Name – Paul Kordon

Company – PaulKordon.com

Location – Hamilton, Virginia

Superpower – Metal Bending

Contact – Paul Kordon LinkedIn Profile, PaulKordon.com, 

Phone/Text/Facetime: 703-727-6530

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Mobile Tech RX - Click HERE to check out the leading PDR Estimating Software

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Mar 05 2018

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Rank #16: IA 155: How to Become an Independent Adjuster in 2020 Part 1

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Do you want to know how to become an independent adjuster? Of course, you do! That is why you are listening to this podcast. Already working, but want to transition?  

Chris Stanley walks you through becoming an independent adjuster, by FIRST identifying where you want to end up and asks you the questions so you can answer the questions yourself and get started on your journey.

Choose Your 90 Day Mentorship Path at IAPath.com

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ACD –If you are an IA looking for more work, if you are wanting to diversify where your claims are coming from, and expand then you should check out ACD. Email them at Network@acdcorp.com

Jan 06 2020

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Rank #17: IA 92: The Ultimate IA Q&A Part 1

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On today's special edition of the Independent Adjuster Podcast Chris Stanley & Jeremy Shaw (along with 2 special guests) answer the #1 questions listeners have about creating their business as an independent adjuster. This is part 1 of a 3 part series. Below is the questions answered on the podcast.

What is the most important skill set or talent needed to be successful in this industry?

What are the best routes to take entering the IA world when you don't have the experience?

How do I transition from being a shop estimator to the 'other side'...working for myself?

Is it best to start out gaining experience as a staff adjuster? If so, how quickly should we be able to go independent? Ie, what kind of experience and how much experience is enough to be a viable IA?

Do you need certification from a course, and a license from your state to start working as an adjuster?

What and how many licenses do I need?

What states require you to have an auto damage appraiser license?

What do I do after getting my adjusters license?

What is required to become an appraiser? Do I need schooling, certification? What insurance is required?

Initial steps to get started? The best way to transition from a staff adjuster to independent adjuster?

Will i know when i can quit my job and continue full time with my new career?

Sponsor

This episode of the Independent Adjuster Podcast is sponsored by ACD a top independent auto appraisal company. Email them at Network@ACDCorp.com They want to work with you if you have what it takes, but do you?

Oct 04 2018

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Rank #18: IA 40: How to Get Further In Your Career as a Claims Adjuster Faster

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You want to make headway in your career, you are working hard, but how can you get momentum? How can you get further..... faster? Networking is the best way to make progress in the insurance industry.

You must know how to do networking properly and on this episode, Chris gives 5 things he believes you need to be while networking.

Today's episode is brought to you by Livegenic - check out Livegenic HERE

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"5 Steps to Becoming a Cat Adjuster" guide.

Jun 29 2017

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Rank #19: 03 The Pay of an Auto Damage Appraiser

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In episode 3 of the IA Path Podcast we continue to help you answer the question, "Do I want to be an auto appraiser?" Here in part 2, we talk about the different pay that is available whether you work the job as a career, part-time, or as a part of the gig economy.

Oct 22 2016

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Rank #20: IA 156: How to Become an Independent Adjuster in 2020 Part 2

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You know you want to become an independent adjuster, but do you know what is ACTUALLY going to take to become a successful IA?

On today's podcast, Chris Stanley dives into the four major things you need your expectations adjusted on so you can have success in this career of independent adjusting.

He covers, 

  1. The Pay of an Independent Adjuster
  2. How Long it Takes to Become an Independent Adjuster
  3. How Difficult it Can Be to Become an Independent Adjuster
  4. How Much it Costs to Become an Independent Adjuster

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Jan 13 2020

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IA 167: 10 Ways to Speed Up Your Estimate Writing

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How can you write your claims and estimates FASTER as an IA? Today I do my best to answer those questions with 10 practical tips of how you can write your estimates faster as an independent adjuster or auto damage appraiser.

Check out the Auto Adjuster's Playbook!

Check out our video episodes at https://iapath.com/auto-ia-show/

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ACD –If you are an IA looking for more work, if you are wanting to diversify where your claims are coming from, and expand then you should check out ACD. Email them at Network@acdcorp.com

Apr 07 2020

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IA 166: 3 Stages of Getting Work as an Independent Adjuster

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Getting work as an independent adjuster requires a lot of patience, hard work, and networking... but how do we DO IT?What is the process that we go through and how do we get an IA Firm to take notice of us?

Using Donald Miller's framework of the 3 Stages of a Relationship, Chris Stanley goes through and applies this to us as independent adjusters and appraisers so we can better understand how to get work.

Grab the Networking Adjuster's Playbook HERE

Check out our video episodes at https://iapath.com/auto-ia-show/

Podcast Sponsor

ACD –If you are an IA looking for more work, if you are wanting to diversify where your claims are coming from, and expand then you should check out ACD. Email them at Network@acdcorp.com

Mar 30 2020

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IA 165: Can Auto Damage Appraisers and Adjusters Work During the Cornovirus?

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Today on the podcast I play interviews of ACD's CEO Ernie Bray and SCA Appraisal's President Tim Davis jr about how the coronavirus is affecting the industry.

They also answer the question "can we keep working as IA's?". "Is there any work for us to do?", "And how should we be spending our time as adjusters and appraiser."

They offer great tips and advice to all of us so be sure to listen!

Check out our video episodes at https://iapath.com/auto-ia-show/

Find Out How to Get Work as an Independent Adjuster

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ACD –If you are an IA looking for more work, if you are wanting to diversify where your claims are coming from, and expand then you should check out ACD. Email them at Network@acdcorp.com

Mar 25 2020

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IA 164: The Makeup of a Good Auto Damage Appraiser or Adjuster

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Being a successful auto damage appraiser means being GOOD at what you do. 

What makes an auto damage appraiser or adjuster good? Do you meet the requirements of what "good" looks like to others?

In this episode, I dive into 14 points that Paul McKeen of Viking Auto Appraisals/former auto appraiser college instructor, says is the makeup of a good auto damage appraiser.

Check out our video episodes at https://iapath.com/auto-ia-show/

Find Out How to Get Work as an Independent Adjuster

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ACD –If you are an IA looking for more work, if you are wanting to diversify where your claims are coming from, and expand then you should check out ACD. Email them at Network@acdcorp.com

Mar 23 2020

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IA 163: How the Coronavirus May Affect Independent Adjusters

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The coronavirus is affecting EVERYONE and EVERYTHING, but how will it affect independent adjusters and auto damage appraisers? I have a fireside chat with you on this podcast episode.

Check out our video episodes at https://iapath.com/auto-ia-show/

Find Out How to Get Work as an Independent Adjuster

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ACD –If you are an IA looking for more work, if you are wanting to diversify where your claims are coming from, and expand then you should check out ACD. Email them at Network@acdcorp.com

Mar 19 2020

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IA 162: What is the Difference Between an Adjuster and an Appraiser

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I get asked EVERY week, what is the difference between an appraiser and an adjuster?

In this episode, I'll dive into that so you can make a decision if you want to become an adjuster or an appraiser.... or both.

Check out our video episode at https://iapath.com/auto-ia-show/

Choose Your 90 Day Mentorship Path at IAPath.com

Download the Independent Adjuster's Playbook

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Mar 04 2020

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IA 161: How NOT to Get a Complaint Against You

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When inspecting a person's car, you need to be careful not to cause them to complain about you.

Proper respect for a person and their car is called "Inspection Etiquette" and that is what we talk about on today's podcast.

Check out our video episode at https://iapath.com/auto-ia-show/

Choose Your 90 Day Mentorship Path at IAPath.com

Download the Independent Adjuster's Playbook

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ACD –If you are an IA looking for more work, if you are wanting to diversify where your claims are coming from, and expand then you should check out ACD. Email them at Network@acdcorp.com

Feb 26 2020

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IA 160: Catastrophe Adjuster Tools for Inspecting Hail Damaged Vehicles

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As catastrophic independent auto adjusters and appraiser, we are faced with many challenges, but one of the biggest is seeing hail damage on vehicles while inspecting them outside in the sun.

On today's episode Chris Stanley shows catastrophe and daily adjusters the difference between scoping with the naked eye, using a reflector sheet and scoping with a reflector board.

Find out how to scope hail damage like the pros with today’s episode.

Choose Your 90 Day Mentorship Path at IAPath.com

Download the Independent Adjuster's Playbook

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Feb 10 2020

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IA 159: Independent Adjuster Pay - Price vs Loyalty

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Your independent adjuster pay is determined greatly by two factors, the price that you charge and the loyalty that you earn. If you’ve ever felt like you are getting paid too little as an independent auto damage appraiser or adjuster, this episode is FOR YOU!

When you are first starting out it can make perfect sense to charge less, take lower-paying deployments or claims, just so you can get an opportunity to prove yourself. The hard part becomes raising your price to where you are no longer a bargain and pursuing higher paying opportunities and firms.

For daily auto claims many IA’s get start handling claims with great companies that give them wonderful opportunities, but they soon find out if they can’t raise their prices, they’ll not be able to sustain the volume required to earn their income year-round.

This is the point where being able to raise your prices is critical, but how do you do that? When is the right timing to increase your rates? When do you know if you should raise your rates and how do you know you won’t sabotage your own income by changing them?

Choose Your 90 Day Mentorship Path at IAPath.com

Download the Independent Adjuster's Playbook

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Feb 03 2020

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IA 158: How to Become an Independent Adjuster in 2020 Part 4

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In the conclusion of our 4 parts series "How to Become an Independent Adjuster in 2020" Chris Stanley walks you through the actual steps, he teaches the students of his high-end mentorship programs.

Whether you are interested in traveling, handling local daily claims, auto or property this episode will tell you what you can do to end up where you want to go.

Choose Your 90 Day Mentorship Path at IAPath.com

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Jan 27 2020

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IA 157: How to Become an Independent Adjuster in 2020 Part 3

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You need to change your strategy if you want to become an independent adjuster in 2020.

To understand how to change your strategy and how to play the game you FIRST must understand the rules of the game. In this episode, Chris covers the five major rules to become an IA and how to use them to your advantage.

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Jan 20 2020

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IA 156: How to Become an Independent Adjuster in 2020 Part 2

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You know you want to become an independent adjuster, but do you know what is ACTUALLY going to take to become a successful IA?

On today's podcast, Chris Stanley dives into the four major things you need your expectations adjusted on so you can have success in this career of independent adjusting.

He covers, 

  1. The Pay of an Independent Adjuster
  2. How Long it Takes to Become an Independent Adjuster
  3. How Difficult it Can Be to Become an Independent Adjuster
  4. How Much it Costs to Become an Independent Adjuster

Choose Your 90 Day Mentorship Path at IAPath.com

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ACD –If you are an IA looking for more work, if you are wanting to diversify where your claims are coming from, and expand then you should check out ACD. Email them at Network@acdcorp.com

Jan 13 2020

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IA 155: How to Become an Independent Adjuster in 2020 Part 1

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Do you want to know how to become an independent adjuster? Of course, you do! That is why you are listening to this podcast. Already working, but want to transition?  

Chris Stanley walks you through becoming an independent adjuster, by FIRST identifying where you want to end up and asks you the questions so you can answer the questions yourself and get started on your journey.

Choose Your 90 Day Mentorship Path at IAPath.com

Download the Independent Adjuster's Playbook

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ACD –If you are an IA looking for more work, if you are wanting to diversify where your claims are coming from, and expand then you should check out ACD. Email them at Network@acdcorp.com

Jan 06 2020

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IA 154: IA Path Year in Review and a Look Ahead

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What did IA Path do in 2019? What is IA Path planning to do in 2020?

In the last episode of season 3 of the Independent Adjuster Podcast and of 2019, Chris Stanley walks through the numbers of IA Path and shares what plans IA Path has in 2020.

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ACD –If you are an IA looking for more work, if you are wanting to diversify where your claims are coming from, and expand then you should check out ACD. Email them at Network@acdcorp.com

Dec 30 2019

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IA 153: What 2020 Will Bring Independent Adjusters

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What will 2020 bring independent adjusters? Will the industry end? Will we be automated out of existence?

Today Chris discusses what he sees and expects 2020 to bring all of us in the industry based on industry trends, insider information, and from industry experts.

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Dec 24 2019

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IA 152: Can I Work 9-5 as an Independent Adjuster?

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The dream of owning your own business, being an independent adjuster, not having a boss, no clocking in, and being an adjusterpreneur is a great dream... but often it comes with long hours, claims consuming your time and can become a nightmare to some who want a consistent schedule.

Can you control your business enough to maintain a 9-5 schedule as an IA? That is what Chris talks about on this podcast.

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Dec 16 2019

18mins

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IA 151: Why You Shouldn't Try to Become an Independent Adjuster On Your Own

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Becoming an independent adjuster is hard! That is why Chris explains why you shouldn't try to become an independent adjuster on your own.

He dives into the importance of community and learning from others and offers six compelling reasons why you should be more connected to others.

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ACD –If you are an IA looking for more work, if you are wanting to diversify where your claims are coming from, and expand then you should check out ACD. Email them at Network@acdcorp.com

Dec 11 2019

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IA 150: 4 Steps to Goal Setting in 2020

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2020 is coming up fast! Most people wait until January to set goals, but Chris explains why he believes that its too late to set goals once January hits.

Chris also gives his four-step process to setting goals.

  1. Recap & Review
  2. Identify the Mission
  3. Determine the Measurements
  4. Get Accountability

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ACD –If you are an IA looking for more work, if you are wanting to diversify where your claims are coming from, and expand then you should check out ACD. Email them at Network@acdcorp.com

Dec 02 2019

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IA 149: The Greatest Characsteristic an IA Needs is....?

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Chris discusses the thing that causes independent adjusters to be successful. There are many characteristics that cause an IA to be successful, but what drives them all? Which is the most important?

Chris lays out EXACTLY what he thinks it is and gives you some things to do to improve it in you on this episode of the Independent Adjuster Podcast.

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Nov 25 2019

18mins

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IA 148: To Write on Site... That is the Question

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Today Chris tackles a question students and veteran adjusters and appraisers ask... "Should I write my estimate on-site?"

Chris has a strong opinion and isn't afraid to share it. He goes over what has worked for him and why he believes this is such an important question and can change your life!

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ACD –If you are an IA looking for more work, if you are wanting to diversify where your claims are coming from, and expand then you should check out ACD. Email them at Network@acdcorp.com

Nov 18 2019

15mins

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By jcismys - Feb 10 2020
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Every single podcasts I’ve learned something different as a new IA starting out!

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By dbarnett23 - Jun 01 2019
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Excellent informative podcast!