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Top 3 Reasons to Have a Local Agent!

By January 22, 2010 May 7th, 2019 No Comments

Buying insurance has changed.  Years ago, the nice man with “graying temples” would visit the house and sit at your kitchen table to pick up your monthly premium payment.

Now, you can dial an 800# and talk to someone on the other side of the globe.  You can log onto a glowing LCD screen and point and click a mouse to your heart’s delight. 

Why would anyone still want an “old fashioned” relationship with a LIVE agent? 

With the boom in social networking sites, it’s abundantly clear that we humans really do enjoy relationships.  We like to communicate.  We need to question, learn and participate in the decisions that affect our lives.  For the decisions that really affect your future, you should seek a reputable professional to help you do that!

Finding a great agent isn’t always easy.  Sometimes you get referred by a friend.  Sometimes you meet them at church or the local diner.  Sometimes you stumble upon them via Twitter or Facebook!  The world has changed and we need to realize that all of these avenues are valid ways to BEGIN a relationship with a trusted professional.

Why bother?  Three simple reasons:

  1. There’s alot of information out there.  You don’t have time to learn all of it.  Why not listen to someone who’s obsessed with it?  We licensed folks take lots of education courses to remain licensed!  We dream about this stuff.  Use our knowledge.  Let us help!
  2. Independent agents can give you choices.  We select “the best of the best” for a reason.  Ask us why we choose the carriers we represent.  We usually try to write you with the same company we use ourselves.  Ask us, we’re an honest bunch.  We help you find the best “value” for your hard-earned money.  Apples are not always apples!
  3. We are a valuable resource!  Whether it’s helping  you customize your policy, guiding you through a claim, or referring you to other reputable members of the community, we’re useful!  Most of us really got into this business because we like helping people.  I always wanted to be a teacher!  Now, I am!

Do you love YOUR agent?  Is he or she providing true value to you?  I’d love to hear about it!