So, I am new to the forum and I hope restoration companies are not looked down upon. I just read a reply that seemed to appear that we might not be welcome. Anyway, I want to get some feedback from anyone who deals with restoration work, Xactimate and Adjusters. I have one right now that is just not budging. I don't mind getting the HO involved, but I really want to better myself and my negotiating skills with these guys. My main problem is I used to strictly do renovation work and I know what things cost. It seems that adjusters or some of them are using Xactimate as the bible and not just a tool, which is all it is. How do I get them to cough up more money per unit cost when they just flat out say no. I have a hard time for example trying to get someone to paint for .58 /sf. I am in Atlanta by the way. Any advise would be great.