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

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Great info

By Cratt18 - Mar 18 2018
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Great info for people interested in becoming an IA. Thanks and keep it up!

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By Jerrell Sarmiento - Nov 21 2016
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To the point and insightful! Chris Stanley is the man!!!

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22 Ratings
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Great info

By Cratt18 - Mar 18 2018
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Great info for people interested in becoming an IA. Thanks and keep it up!

Short and Sweet

By Jerrell Sarmiento - Nov 21 2016
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To the point and insightful! Chris Stanley is the man!!!

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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 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   Get 101+ Adjusting Rosters by visiting IAAdvantage.co 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 what type of claims you are working then you should check out ACD.

Aug 06 2018
39 mins
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Rank #2: IA 111: The Phophet on the End of Insurance

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Today we talk with Rob Galbraith the Amazon #1 Best Selling Author of "The End of Insurance as We Know It." We discuss what insurance will look like for the public, insurance companies, and IA's in years to come. If you are wondering how self-driving cars will affect you as an IA you'll want to tune into this episode... DO NOT MISS IT! Name – Rob Galbraith Location – San Antonio, TX Contact - Rob's LinkedIn Profile Email: rgalbraith@mail.com

Feb 25 2019
51 mins
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Rank #3: IA 95: Day in the Life of an Independent Adjuster Income

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Happy 2 year anniversary of the Independent Adjuster Podcast! To celebrate Chris is launching his new book and reading a sample each day for the podcast listeners. This episode covers "The Pay and a Day in the life of an independent adjuster." You can get your copy of the physical edition of the book for FREE at IAPlaybook.com. You can the audio edition at checkout If you'd like the Kindle edition get it at Amazon.

Oct 16 2018
17 mins
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Rank #4: 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 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 what type of claims you are working then you should check out ACD.

May 28 2018
55 mins
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Rank #5: IA 45 - Hurricane Harvey, The New Adjuster Gold Rush

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Hurricane Harvey, The New Adjuster Gold Rush

Sep 10 2017
21 mins
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Rank #6: 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!

Jan 28 2019
40 mins
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Rank #7: 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 h

Jun 19 2018
7 mins
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Rank #8: IA 67: X-Ray Searching for Easier Repairs and Better Estimates Through Technology

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Today on the podcast my guest is X-Ray, not only is his superhero alias X-Ray but he is offering you the opportunity to be granted X-Ray powers yourself. John Renstrom is the Co-Owner of Mobile Tech RX, A mobile app & software that allows adjusters and PDR technicians to write hail estimates faster and easier than ever before. Mobile Tech RX is the easiest way to write a hail estimate, that I have ever seen. John and his crew have taken something that is clunky and annoying in standard estimating systems and streamlined the process the way you always wished it could be. Now this doesn’t replace your standard estimating platform if you are an independent adjuster, but it could help you make more money by being faster than ever before. Tune in as I talk with John and he explains to us not only how to write claims faster and easier with his application, but also about how you can convert it into a CCC One estimate saving you hours a day. I won’t give away how Mobile Tech RX grants you X-Ray vision, but seriously….. IT DOES. Name – John Renstrom Company – Mobile Tech RX Location – Rapid City, SD Superpower – X-Ray Vision Contact – John's LinkedIn Profile MobileTechRX.com 888-626-6750 ext 702 help@mobiletechrx.com Checkout our IA Community the League of IA's, get our free 7 day trial HERE 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 what type of claims you are working then you should check out ACD.

Jun 11 2018
48 mins
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Rank #9: 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   Getting Adjuster license (1 month) 40-hour study Test Admin, fingerprints etc Learn basics of hail adjusting (1 – 2 months) Auto Basics Hail damage 101 Estimating system Sign up for the major 5 companies and attend orientation (1 – 2 months) Pilot Catastrophe EA Renfroe Worley Eberle CNC Adjusting 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 Start NOW (at least 6 months before the next hail season) Be ready to spend 6+ months pursuing this part time Treat this as your business (Because it is) Don’t just apply for the big 5 Learn the skills needed to earn repeat deployments Todays sponsor is Badger Mapping

May 30 2017
19 mins
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Rank #10: IA 112: Adam Painter on Networking and His New Podcast

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Adam is a veteran property adjuster that hasn't been around for decades, but long enough to know what you need to do to succeed. Hear about his hustle and how he pursued breaking into the industry... it'll change the way you think about what you are doing. Plus hear about his new podcast for adjusters called, The Adjuster Show!

Mar 04 2019
39 mins
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Rank #11: IA 16: The 4 Key Elements of a Successful Inspection Conversation

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In this episode, Chris guides you through the 4 key elements of a successful inspection conversations. 1. Introduction - Who you are and who you work for 2. Their Story - Ask them for their story. You will learn a lot of the information you need for the inspection through the story. 3. Confirm the Damage Area - Confirm the damage area to make sure you don't write up the wrong damage. 4. Set the Expectations - Set the expectations of what is going to come next.

Nov 28 2016
6 mins
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Rank #12: 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 Podcast Sponsor LeagueofIAs.com – Unlock your adjusting superpowers with over $2000 in training, tools, and discounts for $50/month. Get your free guide to the first 5 Steps to Becoming an Independent Adjuster

Feb 26 2018
42 mins
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Rank #13: IA 29: 5 Steps to Becoming a Hail Adjuster

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Chris tells the 5 steps to becoming a hail adjuster. He also reaveals that he is nearing completion of a full length book on the topic.  Includes a portion from his book and the entire reading of his new short ebook "5 Steps to Becoming a Hail Adjuster"

Mar 06 2017
18 mins
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Rank #14: IA 33 (Interview) How to Transition from Auto to Property as a Catastrophic Adjuster

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Today on episode 33 Chris interviews Jason Heenan, co-owner of Royal Adjusting Services and the host of the Adjuster Talks podcast. Jason gives good advice on how to transition from auto to property as a catastrophic adjuster. A lot of good information for anyone wanting to get into the property catastrophe arena. Connect to Jason by finding him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jason.heenan.7 or LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-heenan-b389012a/   This episode is brought to you by Livegenic, check out their software and new automatic measurements by visiting Livegenic.com Also check out HailAdjustersPlaybook.com and on Tuesday May 2nd get the Hail Adjuster's Playbook ebook on Amazon.

May 01 2017
24 mins
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Rank #15: IA 34 Paintless Dent Repair is the Foundation of Your Hail Claims Adjuster Training

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In episode 34 Chris brings to light that to become a competent hail adjuster or auto damage appraiser that writes hail claims, you must have a foundational knowledge of the paintless dent repair process. Chris walks you through the hail repair process and operations. Get Chris' new Amazon Best Selling book, Hail Adjuster's Playbook below Hail Adjuster's Playbook on Kindle Hail Adjuster's Playbook Audiobook (FREE!)   PDR Time Lapse Video This episode is brought to you by Badger Mapping. Get two free months of Badger Mapper by visiting IAPath.com/BadgerMapping    

May 08 2017
25 mins
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Rank #16: IA 23: 10 Insider Secrets to Getting Catastrophe Work

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Chris gives real-life. proven insider secrets to getting more catastrophe work.   Chris makes the big announcement that the very first IA Path Course, "Learn to Be an IA" online course is now available!  Visit IAPath.com Email Chris@IAPath.com for help or getting connected to small or PDR companies Big 5 Catastrophe Companies Pilot Catastrophe Worley Cat EA Renfroe CNC Adjusting Eberle Claims

Jan 16 2017
16 mins
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Rank #17: IA 46 - The "Early Riser"

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Whats the "snowball effect?" Why can't you think of yourself as an appraiser? And what does Jeremy Shaw have in common with Drew Bledsoe? Find out as we call and talk with Jeremy Shaw the" Early Riser" Name - Jeremy Shaw Company - Shaw Appraisal Services Location - Abilene, TX Superpower - Early Riser Podcast Sponsor AutoForms.co - Total loss forms filled out.... instantly Get your free guide to the first 5 Steps to Becoming an Independent Adjuster

Dec 18 2017
20 mins
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Rank #18: IA 109: Networking Adjuster's Playbook Introduction

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Get a sneak peek at the Networking Adjuster's Playbook, audiobook which will be released February 19th, 2019. Get your free copy of the Networking Adjuster's Playbook at IAPlaybook.com

Feb 12 2019
10 mins
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Rank #19: IA 44: Auto Damage Estimating Software - Audatex vs CCC One

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In this episode, Chris breaks down how he feels about each software in the different categories that actually affect his day to day work. We all have to use an estimating system to write our estimates and it can make or break you as an adjuster. Make a wise decision that will help you in your journey

Aug 08 2017
26 mins
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Rank #20: IA 47 - "Everyday Man"

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Find out why you should think about writing letters to the adjuster, how to manage the chaos, and how to help people get a piece of themselves back as we call and talk with Shawn Parsons who is the "Everyday Man" Podcast Sponsor AutoForms.co - Total loss forms filled out.... instantly Get your free guide to the first 5 Steps to Becoming an Independent Adjuster by visiting IAPath.com/steps

Dec 25 2017
24 mins
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