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Data Overload - How I saved $8,000

by My Restoration Directory on 10/14/2015 - 11:38 pm

Recently I have been working with my team to try and reduce the load on our network system.  We have been doing the general maintenance items like deleting old emails, removing personal pictures and videos from our server and trying to minimize the data that seems to be gaining on us every month.  Several times our system has reached maximum capacity resulting in a system shut down.  Which as you can imagine creates its own emergency worthy of mitigation.  
Disaster contractors are problem solvers right? So I have problem and like a good manager should I delegate the issue to the tech department to fix it.  Granted the size of my tech department is one accounting st ...

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Restoration Apps, My Top Picks !

by My Restoration Directory on 03/14/2015 - 04:17 pm

There literally hundreds of thousands of apps available to be downloaded and in some cases the great ones are still out there waiting to be discovered. This week I thought would share a few gems that I have found and used in my restoration business.  Please leave some comments below with the ones you like and why.  
 
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Promatic made a really simple app that helps you create a list on your iPhone.  One of the key features allows a user to add multiple pictures to each line item.  The list is instantly uploaded to the cloud.  You can email the list from your smart phone with all the pictures attached as links or you can download the excel spreadshee ...

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Xactimate Direct Yield

by My Restoration Directory on 03/05/2015 - 07:08 pm

During a recent trip to meet with one of our Insurers we work for I was chatting with an Examiner.  We were discussing some of the typical issues that he sees such as content and abatement billing not being separated, when to include labor minimums and when not to.  They were good reminders but the real take-away came when the conversation transitioned to some of our hot topics like the Xactimate prices; drywall installation and finishing in particular is always a topic with adjusters for us, as the minimums never meet our local pricing demand.  What he shared with me next was very interesting and something I’d never heard…
He started talking about the Direct Yie ...

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Stay Connected To Referral Sources

by My Restoration Directory on 05/28/2013 - 02:15 pm

Building a referral network is important to being a successful restoration contractor.  Keeping top of mind is even more important.  Here is a great read on staying in touch. http://www.natlawreview.com/article/how-to-stay-connected-referral-sources 
Here are a few easy ways to keep in touch using My Restoration Directory Platform. 
1. Build your referral network using the FREE My Restoration Directory Referral App
2. Send specials and referral information using the built in Message Center with each one for your referral memembers 
3. Use the directory social media share buttons to promote your listing on your facebook and twitter accounts 
4. Encourag ...

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