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by mangroveman
Fri May 18, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: New GA getting appointments
Replies: 8
Views: 4165

Re: New GA getting appointments

Hey Paul,

That is the requirement where I live. What state are you in? I can find out for you what the requirements are as far as capital and bonding go.
by mangroveman
Mon May 14, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: New GA getting appointments
Replies: 8
Views: 4165

Re: New GA getting appointments

Hi all, I am hoping to get your opinion on the difficulty in getting carriers to work with a new GA. Is it difficult to get appointments? More so than a retail agent would have? I currently work in retail and getting appointments has been relatively easy. I am also curious about capital requirement...
by mangroveman
Mon May 14, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: Producer Compensation-Florida
Replies: 5
Views: 3914

Re: Producer Compensation-Florida

Usual is around 30% of renewal commission. That is what I paid my producers for their renewals, and I would pay them 45% of the NB commission. As far as AORs go, that was treated the same as any other renewal in my agency. Feel free to contact me if you'd like to chat more. I don't own the agency, a...
by mangroveman
Tue May 08, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: Is it possible to get insurer appointments just starting out
Replies: 8
Views: 5978

Re: Is it possible to get insurer appointments just starting

I'm located in FL as well and have gone through the torture of starting an independent agency from scratch. LOL. Feel free to PM me with any questions. Also, here is an article that is geared towards starting an independent agency: http://www.epicagentmarketing.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=...
by mangroveman
Tue May 08, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Android Applications/Insurance Related
Replies: 11
Views: 6880

Re: Android Applications/Insurance Related

My company is in the development stages of iPhone/android apps geared towards producers. Any suggestions on what ya'll would like to see in these apps would be much appreciated.

-Bob
by mangroveman
Tue May 08, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Are Insurance Agents Employees or Independent Contractors?
Replies: 13
Views: 38054

Re: Are Insurance Agents Employees or Independent Contractor

I'm no CPA, but my thought would be that this should vary based on state employment regulation.
by mangroveman
Tue May 08, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Licensed vs non licensed CSR ( CA)
Replies: 4
Views: 5647

Re: Licensed vs non licensed CSR ( CA)

This is illegal in my state. (Florida)
by mangroveman
Tue May 08, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Farmers vs. Independent
Replies: 86
Views: 571771

Re: Farmers vs. Independent

If you'd like to know whats involved with starting a scratch independent agency check out this link...

http://www.epicagentmarketing.com/index ... Itemid=108

Thanks,
Bob
by mangroveman
Tue May 08, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: How do you ask for a referral?
Replies: 21
Views: 42943

Re: How do you ask for a referral?

Here is an article from my blog, on http://www.epicagentmarketing.com regarding asking for referrals. Hope this helps. Published on 04 May 2012 Asking a customer for the names of a friend or two shouldn’t be a problem. All too often agents will NOT ask for referrals, and sit back and wait for their ...