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by Robert742
Wed May 22, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Online Competition
Replies: 27
Views: 19138

Re: Online Competition

Jack, until you present policy wording backing your interpretation, I'm going to strongly disagree with you. I know you are busy with making a living, but when you have time, I would appreciate you (or anyone else) posting Geico's other insurance clause, and from which state & Geico subsidiary's...
by Robert742
Fri May 17, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Online Competition
Replies: 27
Views: 19138

Re: Online Competition

I'm sorry, Jack, I didn't see your other replies. Yes, the coverage for Water Back Up can differ a lot from company to company. There are sometimes important differences among the policies of different insurance companies. But you need to be careful, when you are talking about how coverage works for...
by Robert742
Fri May 17, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Online Competition
Replies: 27
Views: 19138

Re: Online Competition

Jack, I've been licensed since 1990, spending most of my career selling & servicing personal lines. I now run a web site providing information to help consumers shop for insurance. Rather than questioning my experience, why don't you post the "other insurance" clause(s) to which you re...
by Robert742
Fri May 10, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Online Competition
Replies: 27
Views: 19138

Re: Online Competition

I make it a habit to collect insuring agreements from competitors, the 'Other insurance' clause is most certainly in the policies I mentioned in Ohio. When insurance agents decide to become educators and understand the policies that they are selling The type of client that they attract to their age...
by Robert742
Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Online Competition
Replies: 27
Views: 19138

Re: Online Competition

"I believe you are incorrect in your assumption. Clients do want value. You just need To take steps to educate them on why they need value. To give an example, how many people Feel irritated when they call to ask a question on The cable bill, phone bill, credit card To be connected to an indivi...
by Robert742
Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Online Competition
Replies: 27
Views: 19138

Re: Online Competition

Particularly among auto insurance shoppers, price is almost always the deciding factor leading to the purchase. It seems every auto insurance company now markets showing the large amount of money saved annually by customers switching to their company. Even Amica, a direct company always emphasizing ...
by Robert742
Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: Insurance directories??
Replies: 9
Views: 11156

Re: Insurance directories??

I agree you're not likely to get decent business from online directories, but getting your name, phone number, and address in directories can help your website, assuming you have one, rank better with local search. A free listing with yellow pages, and other free or very low-cost directories is wort...
by Robert742
Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Signing up for an insurance directory
Replies: 8
Views: 17471

Re: Signing up for an insurance directory

Thanks for your input, Beatrix. I've decided against the directory, but I appreciate your interest.
by Robert742
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Reliable Car Insurance Quotes
Replies: 9
Views: 15779

Re: Reliable Car Insurance Quotes

I'm looking to get car insurance, which unfortunately, I don't know too much about... I'm trying to do research, but it seems like I get a bunch of sites such as this . How reliable are these quote-type sites in giving me good rates? Does anyone have any input on this? Thanks! I would avoid quote-t...
by Robert742
Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Progressive Weasling?
Replies: 17
Views: 11601

Re: Progressive Weasling?

This article discusses the issues determining fault regarding this Progressive auto insurance claim:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/18/your- ... y_20120820
by Robert742
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Do you use online leads services?
Replies: 28
Views: 117861

Re: Do you use online leads services?

Rodgwag, You should check that...I can name 12 offering direct rates, and those are just the big boys online, in the USA. If you can't find more than 8, I suggest you use this new-fangled thing called G-o-o-g-l-e search. I work with several more that are under $100M written premium that also offer ...
by Robert742
Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Do you use online leads services?
Replies: 28
Views: 117861

Re: Do you use online leads services?

I tried quotewizard myself for my auto insurance. Within minutes of my online request, I had quotes in my e-mail inbox from Geico & Esurance. If I was not already with Progressive, I'm sure they would have had a quote to me in minutes, too. Its hard for agents to compete with the technology and...
by Robert742
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Signing up for an insurance directory
Replies: 8
Views: 17471

Signing up for an insurance directory

I'm interested in agent feedback. My website provides consumer information on insurance companies & auto, home, & life insurance. When it comes to life insurance, I think the public is best served if they include an independent agent specializing in life insurance, before they buy a policy. ...
by Robert742
Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Do you use online leads services?
Replies: 28
Views: 117861

Re: Do you use online leads services?

My website has affiliate marketing ads for hometownquotes. Does anyone have any experience with them? A few years back, when I was doing personal lines P&C sales at an agency, I spent a lot of time working Internet leads for prospects unwilling to reply to me. We used netquotes & quotewizard...
by Robert742
Thu May 31, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: 1-800-Car-Insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 20747

Re: 1-800-Car-Insurance

I checked out your website, and your idea is interesting, though I wouldn't recommend it to anyone for the reasons I mentioned above. What works for other types of businesses may not work for insurance agents. I wouldn't put advertising money into branding a phone number I don't own. Agencies can do...