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by ziiqui
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Newbie, Should I Start a Farmers or Independent ?
Replies: 24
Views: 79654

Re: Newbie, Should I Start a Farmers or Independent ?

My professional advice after 30-yr career with Farmers and 10-yr IA: Run, Forest, Run!!
by ziiqui
Tue May 22, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Advice on switching to independent
Replies: 5
Views: 5529

Re: Advice on switching to independent

Contact Bill Kinney with SIAA @626-441-7000
by ziiqui
Tue May 09, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: DO and Donts when leaving an insurnace company
Replies: 11
Views: 25350

Re: Farmers Agent received 90 day notice Ca

Trotter, Agent14 is correct in that proboards WILL give you a TON of information concerning your particular situation. Trust me, I was a Farmers agent for 35-years until I pulled the plug 4-years ago! This company is going no where except DOWN!! You will eventually be much better off!
by ziiqui
Wed May 03, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Do you use online leads services?
Replies: 28
Views: 117800

Re: Do you use online leads services?

Does cold calling work any more?
by ziiqui
Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Insurance companies gouging agents.
Replies: 9
Views: 38229

Re: Insurance companies gouging agents.

MetLife and Travelers can go take a hike! Kemper is my go-to company here in Cali. Excellent rates, service (agent & client), commissions, and promotions!
by ziiqui
Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Rental Car claim
Replies: 3
Views: 25157

Re: Rental Car claim

Liability insurance WILL NOT cover damage to an insured's vehicle, let alone a rental! ALWAYS purchase rental insurance from the dealer and name ALL drivers. There are MANY items that ARE NOT covered by the standard auto policy, such as; towing, storage, depreciation, and the dealers loss of use!
by ziiqui
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Farmers Insurance
Replies: 167
Views: 279348

Re: Farmers Insurance

Sundeviljeremy, You obviously live in an area where Farmers is still competitive. Or, you're gonna tell me that it's all about 'relationship building.' Whatever the case, it's only a matter of time before Farmers pulls the plug on you. If you were smart, you would start planning your exit strategy b...
by ziiqui
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Travelers reducing commissions
Replies: 69
Views: 157293

Re: Travelers reducing commissions

I'm in California, and I TOTALLY agree with you!
by ziiqui
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: I.A. start up- cluster, alliance (siaa type) or go it alone?
Replies: 26
Views: 30646

Re: I.A. start up- cluster, alliance (siaa type) or go it al

Manny,
I researched 'clusters' for 2-yrs prior to leaving Farmers. SIAA was and is the BEST! They have EVERYTHING you could possibly need: Companies, Commissions, Growth Bonus, Profitability Bonus, Raters, Mgmt systems, Websites, Etc.
by ziiqui
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Underwriter Advice Needed...
Replies: 3
Views: 5544

Re: Underwriter Advice Needed...

Simply write a C.O.C Policy (course of construction).
by ziiqui
Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Anyone worked with Consolidated Agency Partners?
Replies: 2
Views: 6648

Re: Anyone worked with Consolidated Agency Partners?

I was with Superior Access and Consolidated Agency Partners prior to SIAA. I have researched 'Clusters' till I'm blue in the face! CAP basically does all the work for you. In other words, you send them the information and they return a quote within 24 hours! They are fairly easy to work with. Someti...
by ziiqui
Thu May 09, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Online Competition
Replies: 27
Views: 19110

Re: Online Competition

'other insurance' is a very important distinction in every auto insurance policy. For example, the new Farmers policy in California will only extend minimum liability limits 15/30/5 to someone (other than a household member) who borrows your vehicle with your permission. I'll bet you didn't know that!
by ziiqui
Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Insurance Noodle vs. Superior Access vs. Agent Secure
Replies: 42
Views: 161954

Re: Insurance Noodle vs. Superior Access vs. Agent Secure

mdagent,

Superior Access and Consolidated are General Agents that submit your information to the respective companies for a quote. Then, they return the quote to you within 24 hours.
by ziiqui
Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Direct Mail VS Paid Leads
Replies: 4
Views: 10695

Re: Direct Mail VS Paid Leads

'd' is correct! Don't waste your money! NOTHING works, except REFERRALS! If you have COMPETITIVE companies, solicite your own clients for referrals. And, when you write a referral piece of business, send your client an appropriate gift certificate. Maybe dinner for two at a DECENT restaurant. Then, ...
by ziiqui
Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Insurance Noodle vs. Superior Access vs. Agent Secure
Replies: 42
Views: 161954

Re: Insurance Noodle vs. Superior Access vs. Agent Secure

You're NEVER going to get real-time access or agency support until you sign up with a REAL cluster like SIAA. That being said, I go between Superior Access and Consolidated Agency Partners (www.capnet-1.com) 775-333-0204. Between the two, I have access to: Traveler's, Safeco, Hartford, Metlife, Kemp...