Where to Start…

Welcome back and I am glad to see you have made it back to join us for another week of learning. I hope you find these blogs full of information. If you have questions about the blog please feel free to reach out to me and let me know. I can’t stress to you enough I want you to understand every step.  This week we are going to review where to start and what each tab stands for. Again I am going to take you from start to finish so some of this may be elementary to some and not to others but I want to make sure we all understand what I am talking about as we move forward and where to find the information to get us there. WHERE TO START ONCE PROGRAM IS OPENED

  1. You will notice that the Control Center tab is clicked on.
  2. XactAnalysis Address if you are asked what this address is. This is where you find it.
  3. Project Pane this is where you find your most recent projects that you have entered.
  4. Project Preview Pane this is where you have a preview of the sketch work area.

As you can see there are many features in the Control Center tab. XactAnalysis is where you may receive assignments from different companies. You can send and receive assignments from this location. I use my Project Pan when entering a new customer because it will let you know if you have any other customers with the same name. You will also notice that in the Project Pane there are only the last 10 projects. This is important to know as this question may come up on a test. We will cover the Projects tab next time to show you the difference. Project Preview allow you to preview the print before you open it.

Welcome to True Value Training and Consulting, LLC Blog

My Name is Tim Doucette and I am a Certified Xactimate Trainer. I hope you will join us every week and I am very excited about sharing my experience with you!

A little bit about myself and I promise I will keep this brief. I am a contractor by trade have spent the past 15 years building and remolding homes with the hands on approach. I am also a certified Master Restoration Technician, and I am a Xactimate Certified Trainer. I have sold a restoration company to pursue my passion for teaching in an industry that can be complex and hard to understand. My goal is to help all of you write fair and accurate estimates to ensure that you understand the process and feel comfortable with the estimate you wrote. Each week we are going to review in steps how to write the estimates we are going to start off with the basics and end up with the complex. In the weeks to come please if you have any issue’s or things that you would like to review I would be more than happy to assist and we will make it part of the blog as I am sure there are many more struggling with the same types of issues.  

Please enjoy the blog and let me know how I can help you achieve your goals. I do have class’s that I will be posting and upon request will be available to come to your sight and work with you on real live damages to help you better understand the program. Some people are more hands on and this would definitely help those who are.

Have a great day and I look forward to helping all of you!


Tim Doucette

True Value Training and Consulting LLC