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Anyone ever dealt with MSI? I tried searching and couldn't come up with anything. Any input would be great. Thanks
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I worked for them briefly.


They wanted me to do an occupancy inspection.


I told them I was unable to make a determination. Took the photos and reported conditions.
Some prick at their office changed my undetermined to vacant and I got a secure w/o.
I go to do that and there is some one there claiming residency.

They back charged me the inspection fee AND didn't pay for the trip charge to go secure the property.
I got double banged.

I told them to have a nice life............... with out me.

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Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
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We do work for them. It's mostly insurance repair stuff to properties we have with other nationals. It's weird we will be bidding a roof we have bid for LPS a 100 times then BOOM! MSI wants a price then IF the work gets done (1 out of every 50 bids) you can expect to grow old waiting on payment. They pay good but they pay slow.

I don't mind because we are used to it. I like their work it's usually a good size ticket.
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Do some work for them... recently picked-up some new client(s)... used to be pre-forclosure, I see their getting into REO work. Hired some new admin's in the office that certainly could use some intital training in this industry.
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Anyone ever dealt with MSI? I tried searching and couldn't come up with anything. Any input would be great. Thanks

Have been with them for years. Work slowed down when they changed hand a few years back. Have been getting some steady work from them lately.
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MSI is a good company to work for.

Nobody in this business is perfect but they are good communicators, pay well. You need to stay on top of them for timely payment.
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MSI is a good company to work for.
You need to stay on top of them for timely payment.

Need to get better at doing that with all of them!
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We do work for them. It's mostly insurance repair stuff to properties we have with other nationals. It's weird we will be bidding a roof we have bid for LPS a 100 times then BOOM! MSI wants a price then IF the work gets done (1 out of every 50 bids) you can expect to grow old waiting on payment. They pay good but they pay slow.

I don't mind because we are used to it. I like their work it's usually a good size ticket.
Doberman,

I just recieved a 350 + line item bid request from them. Looks like its straight out of Exactimate. Have you ever put it back into Exactimate and sent it to them? I know the insurance company is using Exactimate but I'm thinking MSI's cut comes from that and they are expecting us to work for less than those rates. Your thoughts? If you want, just PM me.

I could spend 10 hours bidding this thing all for nothing. I've got better things to do with my time this weekend if its a waste or time...



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Doberman,

I just recieved a 350 + line item bid request from them. Looks like its straight out of Exactimate. Have you ever put it back into Exactimate and sent it to them? I know the insurance company is using Exactimate but I'm thinking MSI's cut comes from that and they are expecting us to work for less than those rates. Your thoughts? If you want, just PM me.

I could spend 10 hours bidding this thing all for nothing. I've got better things to do with my time this weekend if its a waste or time...
Run it through XactimatePRM
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Doberman,

I just recieved a 350 + line item bid request from them. Looks like its straight out of Exactimate. Have you ever put it back into Exactimate and sent it to them? I know the insurance company is using Exactimate but I'm thinking MSI's cut comes from that and they are expecting us to work for less than those rates. Your thoughts? If you want, just PM me.

I could spend 10 hours bidding this thing all for nothing. I've got better things to do with my time this weekend if its a waste or time...
I have never just fed it back because I don't trust ANYONE. If I am interested in the order I go through the bid item by item and often times it's for nothing.

That is the rub in construction of any sort. Bidding and quoting work you know you will never get has plagued contractors since the days of Joseph and Mary.
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