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by James Bond
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: I was hired as CSR; now owner demands I be a producer
Replies: 16
Views: 77554

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

This is far from just an agency problem. Small (really small) businesses tend to have this problem. It's partially the nature of having a small shop and disorganization by the principle. I would be willing to bet that the principle isn't purposefully trying to take advantage of you or slight you and...
by James Bond
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: Salary- CPCU
Replies: 29
Views: 142006

Re: Salary- CPCU

40 years experience--compliance. CPCU, CLU, CIC, ACSR, Masters in Public Administration, Insurance Training Professional--current pay of $37,500. No luck trying to break into underwriting or claims. The highr insurance education just did not work out for me. Maybe there's a consulting avenue you ca...
by James Bond
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Vertafore’s Answer to Google Compare for Agents
Replies: 1
Views: 30274

Re: Vertafore’s Answer to Google Compare for Agents

Not true... In fact, Google's direction is to build in tools for local agents. Check out this article and search for the term "Google" (isn't that ironic) in the menu bar:

http://www.connectmyinsurance.com/2015/ ... es-launch/
by James Bond
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Farmers Insurance
Replies: 167
Views: 279342

Re: Farmers Insurance

WHen you write 15-20 policies in a week and at weeks end, you are a negative 10 for the week, then you will feel the pain, and believe me, the day will come WOW that would definitely hurt... and infuriate me. Farmers definitely seems to be throwing what it can against the wall. I've met SO many NEW...
by James Bond
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Agency Management System
Replies: 242
Views: 1277475

Re: Agency Management System

I did look at Hawksoft, but it feels too old. We actually had a system when we first started. We ordered it from a company in Idaho. I dont remember the name of that system, it has been a few years. But it came in a disk which we needed to download on our computers. Terrible. We paid of 2k for the ...
by James Bond
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Agency Management System
Replies: 242
Views: 1277475

Re: Agency Management System

A few questions: 1) Are you and your staff willing to put up with keystroke lag and slower response than an inhouse system? 2) Are you now or do you plan to use document management? 3) Does your agency have remote offices? 4) What is your internet connection like? 5) Are you willing to pay consider...
by James Bond
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Going Independent without going the Captive Route
Replies: 13
Views: 59514

Re: Going Independent without going the Captive Route

Consumers havehave lots of channels in today's market but don't let all the Google Insurance and other tech/web doom and gloom deter you: http://www.connectmyinsurance.com/2015/04/15/brick-mortar-insurance-agency-model-dead/ D's insurance store hit the nail on the head with differentiation. There ar...
by James Bond
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Agency Management System
Replies: 92
Views: 183506

Re: Agency Management System

In another life, I worked with a company that was looking into developing an AMS system. IVANS charges those companies I pretty penny for access to their API. And their picky about it too. OldIndyAgent… from your other posts it seems like you know what you’re talking about but I just don’t see IVANS...