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by marty202
Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: The transition from underwriter to producer...
Replies: 7
Views: 9402

Re: The transition from underwriter to producer...

Understanding insurance is not the hardest part of being a new producer. Writing new accounts is. Many older producers sit on large books and basically manage them. The hard part about breaking into sales fresh off the street is that there is no foundation in place and most accounts are pleased with...
by marty202
Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: San Fran/Sacramento Agencies
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

San Fran/Sacramento Agencies

Does anyone know the private insurance agencies in this general area that they would recommend? Any to stay away from? I understand this is huge geographic region with tons of brokers, and the surrounding areas are fine to bring up. Even a small agency looking for an experienced producer would be fi...
by marty202
Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Brokers fees becoming more common?
Replies: 1
Views: 1431

Brokers fees becoming more common?

Odd question here: Are broker fees more common in some states than others? We were just referred a business whose owners live in the northwest, but have property in Alaska. The policy was with a standard carrier, and around 3k in premium - not huge. The insured said they got a notice about a broker ...
by marty202
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU 510 woes
Replies: 19
Views: 35161

Re: CPCU 510 woes

Sheena, Membership for the CPCU is dropping like a rock. The real reason is that the designation is much harder than other easier classes such as the CIC, which is basically 5 weekend classes. CIC people love to say it's "5 years" of work, but really, when you only show up for one weekend, it's just...
by marty202
Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: How do you become a CIC instructor?
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

How do you become a CIC instructor?

I recently took a CIC class and got to thinking: how do they find the instructors for these classes and what is their compensation like? One of our producers was a teacher, so it had to be worth it to him to take a few days off to come teach the class. Does anyone know any details? Is it difficult t...
by marty202
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: Tire Store - Northwest (WA, OR, UT, MT, ID)
Replies: 1
Views: 963

Tire Store - Northwest (WA, OR, UT, MT, ID)

Hello, I have a friend who is working for a large tire store in the northwest. They have offices in various states. Does anyone know a good liability market that could write this sort of risk?
by marty202
Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU - Need specfic study advice
Replies: 15
Views: 21904

Re: CPCU - Need specfic study advice

Hi Mido, I would like to purchase your study guide. Can you email me at martyhill66@gmail.com to talk about this?
by marty202
Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Retail vs. Wholesale
Replies: 5
Views: 3743

Re: Retail vs. Wholesale

Ladybroker, I tried to PM you. Maybe I didn't do it correctly. Let me know - I'd like to hear your thoughts on the issue.
by marty202
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Retail vs. Wholesale
Replies: 5
Views: 3743

Re: Retail vs. Wholesale

My career has consisted of working with new business as an account executive and now producer. I have an account manager that handles renewals and does marketing for me. Primarily the size of accounts have been small and medium sized. At the wholesale agency I would be working as a broker, but like ...
by marty202
Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Retail vs. Wholesale
Replies: 5
Views: 3743

Retail vs. Wholesale

What are the positives and negatives of going from the agency broker side to work for an E&S broker? I would be going from being a producer to being a broker. Any thoughts from anyone? Is is hard to break into the wholesale scene since agents have relationships built with wholesalers already? 5 year...