If you're a player in the insurance restoration game, Xactimate is a necessary tool for the job. Just like your crews need ladders, you need Xactimate. Considering 98% of the insurance companies are using Xactimate, if you are not using the software to discuss scope and supplementation, it's like you're speaking a different language, creating a big hurdle for you and your profit margins. That being said, MASTERING Xactimate is crucial to ensure you are not being taken advantage of by adjusters who bank on contractors' ignorance when it comes to approving or denying line items on claims.
If you’re like most contractors, Xactimate is both awesome and annoying. It’s awesome that you’ve got this big database for estimating, but it’s annoying when you can’t figure out some of the most basic things (like removing base service charges or matching price lists, or searching for one line item that goes by a bizarre, senseless name, making it impossible to search for and find) to the more advanced stuff (like creating sketches, importing Eagleviews, and building/using macro templates).
This is why most contractors resort to either self-teaching themselves as much as they can, meaning the average contractor doesn't get much further than learning how to write a simple estimate or supplement one line item at a time, OR you bite the bullet and buy a ticket to an Xactware training in a different state, and take 4 days off from work to travel to the location, pay for a hotel, and do a 2-day live training that isn't even specific to contractors and gives you a bunch of information you don't even need. Worse, with live trainings you basically have to try your best to remember everything you learn, try frantically to keep up with everyone else before you move on to the next section, and then after you go home you forget 80% of what you learned and realize that the 2 days worth of chicken scratch notes you took during class make less sense than an angry woman.
…and then try to relay that fragmented information to your sales team.
Instead, Becca Switzer with Roof Sales Mastery and Alena Wilson with VirtuTraining have partnered up to deliver you a comprehensive, step-by-step online tutorial course that not only masters the absolute basic necessities of Xactimate, but goes above and beyond to take you salty vets to the expert level with the program to gain a better edge on supplementing. You can revert back to and reference online training for months or years, making it a valuable tool for every member of your company and eliminating the pain of having to be the one to try to teach others how to use the software.
The Xactimate Mastery course will show you how to use the software when it comes to supplementing and estimating, teaching you everything you need to know and nothing you don't specifically as a storm restoration contractor. You'll learn advanced macros which will cut estimating time in half - including 90+ pre-written, ready to use macro templates for all sorts of projects, using the sketching tool, estimating commercial, interior, and mitigation, importing photos and Eagleviews directly into your estimates, how to build an O&P cover sheet inside Xactimate, where to find and use key phrases, language, and definitions to overcome adjusters' objections on specific line items, and all our favorite "hacks" that make your paperwork look just like adjusters'.
You don't have to worry about self-teaching yourself through the complex and intricate software, and you don't have to rely on paying $25 per phone call to Xactware for trouble shooting (which is ends up eating up a ton of time). Bonus, you have access to the content 24/7 forever so you can go back to things over and over when necessary and not have to rely on memory or notes like you would have to in a live class. There is also a support forum on Facebook in a private group so you have access to Alena Wilson for personal help, who created this course for contractors as 1 of just 19 certified Xactimate trainers in the country from 2012 to 2014.
If Xactimate has been somewhat of a burden or a source of frustration for you and your salespeople, if you aren't super tech or computer savvy, or if you’re proficient at creating estimates but want to learn the expert techniques like macros, sketching, and other advanced supplementing tips, this program delivers. Want to learn more about what we’ve put together to make learning Xactimate for yourself and your salespeople efficient, effective, and ultimately save a ton of time doing it? We’d love to fill you in. I’d like to invite you to a free, 30-minute 1-on-1 strategy session call with me personally to talk about your business and what you’d like to achieve this year. You’ve got nothing to lose and literally thousands to gain. Click here to schedule a few minutes to chat.