Insurance Appraisal Umpire

Insurance Appraisal Process

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In the event that an insurance company or a policyholder invoke the insurance appraisal clause, each party must choose an independent appraiser. The two appraisers must choose an appraisal umpire. Most policies require that the independednt appraisers must agree upon the appraisal umpire within 15-days of the two appraisers being named. If the two appraisers cannot agree on an appraisal umpire within this time frame then either party can petition the Clerk of Court for the district (county) that the loss is located. The Clerk of Court will then appoint an umpire for that particular appraisal. The chosen appraisal umpire must be an impartial, unbiased, and disinterested party in the outcome of the appraisal award.

Have you ever been involved in a mediation, arbitration, or insurance appraisal where the judge or appraisal umpire didn't really do anything except try to reach a happy medium? To execute the job of appraisal umpire properly, not only should one be impartial, unbiased, and disinterested, but one should also be qualified to review the differences between the two parties. Our extensive experience with construction, building repairs, building materials, and the insurance appraisal process qualifies us as a choice above all to act as an appraisal umpire to resolve disputes. We have extensive knowledge of Xactimate and MSB IntegriClaim. We are capable of reading and understanding the unit costs these estimating software's and can work off of such estimates with the settlement dispute appraisers to determine a realistic amount of loss.

Many appraisal umpires are not willing or are not qualified to review and discuss the details of a structure or contents loss. An appraisal umpire that tries to settle the claim by meeting in the middle is not providing the services that he or she was hired to do. Have your appraisal documents looked at, reviewed, and discussed in an intelligent manner with a qualified contractor, insurance adjuster, settlement dispute appraiser, and appraisal umpire.

We use our extensive, real life, experiences to evaluate a loss based on the facts! Our philosophy is simple... IT IS WHAT IT IS. We believe that if resulting damages to property covered by an insurance policy can be repaired then it should be repaired. However, if the property cannot be repaired it must be replaced. Simply put; the damage... IS WHAT IT IS! In many cases, appraisers can become unreasonable on what can be repaired or what should be replaced. The repair or replacement must be real, the work and materials used should be replaced with that of materials of like - kind - and quality, and the work should be completed by a professional and competent repair contractor. Again, the damage IS WHAT IT IS.

So, choose a qualified, experienced appraisal umpire that understands the facts you are presenting, as opposed to a mediator that just wants to split it down the middle. The appraisers of each side have a voice... They Should Be Heard!

Contact Us For Interview!

Are you considering Insurance Appraisal Services Group for your appraisal umpire needs? How do you know unless you ask? Please feel free to request our appraisal umpire services by contacting us on the appraisal umpire form. We can then set up a date and time to discuss your Insurance Appraisal Umpire needs. Or, call us directly at (919) 669-9111. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can. After we mutually agree that we can assist with your umpire needs, you will then need to recommend us to the other appraiser.

How To Recommend Us As Appraisal Umpire!

As you are aware; the two appraisers must sign a document and mutually agree upon an appraisal umpire. Joe Brennan, owner of Insurance Claims Group, Inc. handles most appraisal umpire requests. To recommend Insurance Appraisal Services as umpire you will need to notify the other party of your recommendation. A recommendation can be sent to the other appraiser by following one of the choices below;

  • Email information directly. Click Here and our bio with a link to this page will load directly in your email box. You can then type the other appraisers email address directly into the "To: field". (Replace where it says <Unknown>)

  • Or simply copy and paste the bio directly from this page below.

    Joseph P. Brennan: Joe Brennan is President and owner/operator of Insurance Claims Group, Inc., a national independent adjusting, appraisal, and umpiring firm. Joe has been in the property loss business for more than 24-years. His loss experience began as a contractor / builder, which included water and fire damage restoration repair services. After 20-years of insurance restoration estimating and repair experience, Mr. Brennan became a licensed independent insurance claims adjuster. Joe has maintained his IICRC Certification in both Fire and Water Restoration and also maintains active adjuster licenses in 10-states. Throughout his career, he has handled many multi-million dollar losses, both commercial and residential. The amount of combined experience and knowledge of new construction, damage repairs, and insurance claims handling has advanced his ability to act as a Dispute Appraiser and Appraisal Umpire. Mr. Brennan is highly educated with the appraisal process and has acted as an appraiser and umpire on dozens of claims.  Mr. Brennan can be reached at;

    Insurance Claims Group, Inc.
    2054 Kildaire Farm Rd., Suite # 426
    Cary, NC 27518
    Ph: 919-669-9111
    Fx: 919-573-9595

We provide insurance appraisal umpire services in North Carolina (NC), South Carolina (SC), Georgia (GA), Florida (FL), Alabama (AL), Mississippi (MS), Louisiana (LA), Texas (TX), Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD), Delaware (DE), Washington DC, Pennsylvania (PA), New Jersey (NJ), New York (NY), Ohio (OH), Kentucky (KY), Indiana (IN), and Oklahoma (OK). If you are in need of an insurance appraisal umpire as outlined; please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you in any way we can.