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Received an adjuster’s estimate that’s too low? New to insurance claim work and not sure how much to bid? Don’t have the time or money to learn the complicated estimating software that most restoration and insurance companies are using? We can help. Our professional estimating services team has a keen eye for items overlooked by adjusters and will provide you with a detailed and comprehensive Xactimate or Symbility repair estimate based on current labor, material and equipment rates in your region for nearly any imaginable repair trade.
Prefer to spend more time inspecting losses and scoping damages in the field? Is your current claim load too much to complete your estimates on time? You need a remote Xactimate or Symbility estimator. We will convert your Scope Sheets into Xactimate or Symbility estimates, help you comply with the estimating guidelines of the carrier you’re working for, and send you ESX files for your estimates so that you can import them and be on your way to faster cycle times.
We’ll convert your Scope Sheets to estimates and help you earn more revenue. With our services, you can:
If you’re a construction consultant, public adjuster, attorney or other professional, the Xactimate or Symbility estimators for hire at Assistimate can help you pin down fair market costs in your region for repairs or rebuilds of buildings and other structures. We can also estimate fair market costs for moving, cleaning and storage of contents and other personal property items. Xactimate and Symbility have an extremely wide range of items they can estimate across the entire United States and Canada.
Maybe you suspect the insurance company’s damage appraisal is too low, or maybe you’re wondering if you should dispute their settlement offer. Whatever the case is, we can help. With our services, you can:
Wind & Hail Damage
Fire, Smoke & Soot
Pack Outs & Storage
Dry Cleaning & Laundry
Trauma & Crime Scene Cleanup
We’ve corrected and supplemented thousands of adjuster estimates that were erroneously written or fell short on the scope of work or cost.
Some of the insurers we’ve worked to keep fair and honest include but are limited to:
Don’t see your insurer? Odds are we’ve still supplemented one of their estimates. There are hundreds of small obscure insurance carriers across the country and we’ve seen estimates from nearly all of them.
Here’s a walk-in closet with rainwater stains on the ceiling and walls. The adjuster sees “seal and paint.” We see a lot more, so a supplemental corrected estimate is very much in order.
Insurance companies skimp, and that’s not by coincidence. Adjusters are encouraged to get to the loss before the contractor, frugally estimate the damages, issue a payment and close the file ASAP. Statistics have shown that doing so lessens the likelihood of having to pay out more. Property owners often become convinced that the initial payment they received is the most that will ever be approved, that they need to shop around for the best deal, and that if repair costs end up being more, it is them who need to come out of pocket for the balance. They will believe their expectations “just aren’t covered.” This is a statistical numbers game that benefits insurance companies time and again. Of course, it’s not ethical. If something is left off of an adjuster’s estimate that’s needed to restore the property to a “pre-loss condition,” it needs to be asked for, not ignored. We can help you to identify those missing items and rightfully supplement insurance claim estimates to reach more realistic repair costs. This can leave the property owner with a proper restoration and you with a fair profit margin. Sometimes these missing items are relatively minor things that add up, or sometimes they are glaring omissions. Sometimes they are required code upgrades, and sometimes they are unforeseen and not discovered until you’re in the midst of repairs. In any case, they can be rightfully supplemented.
It’s crucial to estimate your projects using current approved pricing, especially after disasters when material costs and labor rates are extremely volatile. Xactimate and Symbility’s up-to-date pricing data, which is issued monthly for every region in the United States and Canada, can ensure that your estimates reflect the high end of what you can bill for your projects.* This is especially helpful in situations where an adjuster has inspected a damaged property, written his estimate, and attempted to settle the claim days, weeks or months before you became involved (see previous section titled Identify Missed Revenue). In such circumstances, pricing in an adjuster’s estimate can become outdated, especially if the property is located in a disaster area where demand outpaces supply, or if repairs can’t begin until months or years later. This type of scenario often creates the need to rewrite or supplement an adjuster’s estimate using current pricing. We will also add any needed items that the adjuster omitted from his estimate.
*Based on Xactimate or Symbility pricing data that most insurance carriers agree to.
Xactimate or Symbility estimates are meticulously itemized, which is why insurance companies prefer them. The itemization spells out what tasks are being done, for what costs, on a room-by-room basis. This helps eliminate many questions about the scope and cost of work. However, itemization alone isn’t enough to get an estimate approved — you still have to convince an adjuster that everything in your estimate is justified. We have found that the best way to do this is within the estimate itself. That’s why we add detailed justification notes to the line items in our estimates that we feel will have a higher likelihood of being questioned or disputed by an adjuster. These notes allow any foreseeable questions that an adjuster may have to be answered in the review stage, well before he or she even tries to contact you for discussion. In fact, convincingly-written notes can oftentimes prevent an adjuster from contacting you at all, and that can leave you with more time to do what you do best: water mitigation, sewage clean-up, roofing, reconstruction, or any other repair trade that you specialize in.
The detail of a well-organized Xactimate or Symbility estimate makes you look more professional, especially when you have convincingly-written notes explaining why certain line items are needed. Plus, the software automatically calculates takeoffs from room, elevation, and roof plans, all but eliminating the potential for error. Thumbnail diagrams can be shown within the estimate, giving the reader a graphical reference of where they are in their review. We gladly customize estimates with company logos, letterhead, terms and conditions, project notes, subcontractor bids, and more. What’s more, the familiar and unmistakable format of an Xactimate or Symbility estimate has a certain level of trust built into it; it lets an adjuster know that you and he or she speak the same language: Xactimate or Symbility. The odds of getting an Xactimate or Symbility estimate approved can be much greater than with estimates written in other platforms.
Xactimate and Symbility can be difficult software to learn. What you know today can be easily forgotten tomorrow if you don’t use it enough, or if the program issues a major update. This can lead to costly mistakes of underestimation, or even overestimation, the latter of which can cause undue scrutiny from customers and adjusters, or even worse, the loss of a project. Since we use Xactimate and Symbility every day, we know it inside and out. We are Xactimate and Symbility experts. Outsourcing your estimates to us will put your bids in capable hands and allow you to focus on other important aspects of your business — the ones that can’t be outsourced, like customer relationships. You’ll rest assured knowing that your estimates are coming in on time from industry experts who are helping you to capture each and every fair dollar from your projects that you possibly can.
We strive to not only provide accurate and timely estimating services, but to listen, explain, and learn from our customers. While the Xactimate and Symbility estimates we write vary as much as geographical regions they come from, the compliments and praise we receive from our customers seems to remain consistent.
Assistimate Estimating Services has been doing great work and gaining clients’ trust since we started in 2013. Since then, a lot of Xactimate and a few Symbility estimators for hire have been popping up online. We’ve seen the work product of some of our competitors and we’ve heard many stories from clients who’ve had disappointing experiences elsewhere. By using Assistimate as your remote estimator, you’ll get a professional who is analytical, easy to work with, an expert in Xactimate or Symbility, construction and insurance, and someone who can convey complex arguments in writing (which will help get your estimate approved). We don’t need to offer complicated subscription packages or lure you in with glossy YouTube videos making dubious claims about insurance estimating. Our meticulous work product speaks for itself. Let’s chat today and start building a relationship you can count on, every time.
Getting an Xactimate or Symbility estimate is easy with Assistimate. Whether you need an estimate written from scratch or you need to rewrite/supplement an adjuster’s estimate, we can get you on the path to higher estimate approvals and more profit earned today. Click the button below to learn about how it works.
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