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by beachagent
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Independent Start Up
Replies: 17
Views: 27000

Re: Independent Start Up

There will always be new things that disrupt any model you establish, i.e., Lemonade Insurance. If you worry and over analyze every possible factor that will cause you to loose business, you will never enter into this industry. Do not take on too many appointments. You will find you will only place ...
by beachagent
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Independent Start Up
Replies: 17
Views: 27000

Re: Independent Start Up

I have been approached by a company called Coastal Business Intermediaries about selling my book of business. You might try giving them a call about books for sell in your area. Ask for Pat at 321-255-1309.
by beachagent
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Independent Start Up
Replies: 17
Views: 27000

Re: Independent Start Up

To best answer all of your questions you should contact the Independent Insurance Agents of Florida state office and see if they can assist you with direct appointments and they can give you the pulse of the state with regards to becoming an Independent agent. Clusters are great if you don't mind gi...
by beachagent
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: She gave me proof of insurance, but I am NOT insured...?
Replies: 10
Views: 57857

Re: She gave me proof of insurance, but I am NOT insured...?

Sounds like she made a huge error. She should have never provided you with evidence of insurance if she never processed your payment.
by beachagent
Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Ringless Voicemail Leads
Replies: 6
Views: 52203

Re: Ringless Voicemail Leads

Has anyone ever tried Datalot leads? The leads are expensive but exclusive. They say they have about a 35% conversion rate. Not sure if the conversion rate is about the same for all lead companies or if this is a low rate. Your thoughts are appreciated.
by beachagent
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Can anyone vouche for Noodle, Smart Choice, Agent Secure?
Replies: 11
Views: 50248

Re: Can anyone vouche for Noodle, Smart Choice, Agent Secure

The customer service at Insurance Noodle is the worst. I call the carriers directly now for endorsements, billing questions, etc. because no one from Noodle will call back or I get a response weeks after the request is made to them. Have not had any issues getting policies bound but after that it is...
by beachagent
Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Rental Car claim
Replies: 3
Views: 25217

Re: Rental Car claim

What state are you in as the law varies by state? Did the friend list the other driver as someone that would be operating the vehicle? So many variables in play.
by beachagent
Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: I was hired as CSR; now owner demands I be a producer
Replies: 16
Views: 77744

Re: I was hired as CSR; now owner demands I be a producer

Perhaps the agent who you are working for is trying to place you in the position that works best for the agency. Perhaps the agent has seen you are either strong or weak where you were originally assigned and believes you would be a greater asset in your new position. Attitude goes a long way in a s...
by beachagent
Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Going Independent without going the Captive Route
Replies: 13
Views: 59636

Re: Going Independent without going the Captive Route

After giving this post more thought, I wonder if you will even be able to purchase an E&O policy without experience. If you can, I can't even imagine what the premium will be. Good luck.
by beachagent
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Going Independent without going the Captive Route
Replies: 13
Views: 59636

Re: Going Independent without going the Captive Route

I would recommend working as a producer or licensed CSR before taking the plunge. You may find this is not the industry for you. Getting an appointment with any carrier when you have no experience is not going to happen.
by beachagent
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Brand new agent starting up a retail front
Replies: 8
Views: 22671

Re: Brand new agent starting up a retail front

Good luck on your new career path. If you are signing a captive agent contract, your carrier will provide you with training. If by "starting up a retail front", you mean you are putting your agency in a retail shopping center or store front, don't expect to build your book of business from...