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by sethm
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Preparing for the New York State brokers' license exam
Replies: 2
Views: 3158

Re: Preparing for the New York State brokers' license exam

I suggest you buy the book entitled "Real Estate Broker Exam: The Complete Preparation Guide." It provides information and practice questions covering various brokers' practices and principles. Good luck. :)
by sethm
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Herbalife
Replies: 2
Views: 3424

Re: Herbalife

Not a big fan of it. Leave out the scam talk, Herbalife is plain bad for you. It is not good for kidneys, there is nothing natural about it, it is loaded with fillers.
by sethm
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Where to locate a NEW branch?
Replies: 3
Views: 2652

Re: Where to locate a NEW branch?

Have you tried using Google Maps? Kiddin. I think the online directory of Association of Online Insurance Agents (AOIA) would be helpful. It provides listings of agencies nationwide. Not quite sure if their database is updated and comprehensive.
by sethm
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Identity Theft Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 2858

Re: Identity Theft Insurance

Some companies now include identity theft insurance as part of their homeowners’ insurance policy. Others sell it as either a stand-alone policy or as an endorsement or rider to a homeowners or renters insurance policy. There's an informative article on this site about identity theft insurance. I su...
by sethm
Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Best Insurance LinkedIn Group
Replies: 6
Views: 4014

Re: Best Insurance LinkedIn Group

I recently joined this group. It's among the most popular LinkedIn Group of Insurance Industry Professionals - http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopu ... g_ugrp_ovr There are also a handful of insurance groups in Facebook. Just use the search box. :)
by sethm
Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 33
Views: 16032

Re: Facebook

I've been using Facebook PPC for quite some now, and it has brought leads and conversions. It may be a bit costly, but what I like most about it is that the ads are targeted. You basically can choose the people who you want to target. I prefer it over Google Adwords, actually. It is also extremely e...
by sethm
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: How do you ask for a referral?
Replies: 21
Views: 42943

Re: How do you ask for a referral?

Based on my own experience, I usually got referrals when I contact clients to tell them their policy has been issued. They are usually pleased with the news so I ask them to give at least two other names and numbers of people I can contact. They are usually willing to give some info.
by sethm
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Commission or Contingency
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

Re: Commission or Contingency

I agree with AgencyEquity. Contingencies are paid based on the volume of business placed with a particular insurance company. The fact that a broker has a contingency-type contract with a specific insurance company can be of great value to the insured resulting in a lower price for the insured.
by sethm
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Where to order MVR's?
Replies: 4
Views: 2641

Re: Where to order MVR's?

Try the Database MVRs of CoreLogic. They provide driving records from all 50 U.S. states. It's reliable enough.
by sethm
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Android Applications/Insurance Related
Replies: 11
Views: 6889

Re: Android Applications/Insurance Related

There are quite a number of insurance-related Android applications that can be downloaded for free online. There are paid ones too. I've seen a long list at androidzoom.com/free_android_applications/Insurance - most of them are designed to help agents and provide insurance resources.
by sethm
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: What websites or app are agents using?
Replies: 9
Views: 3788

Re: What websites or app are agents using?

twobeacon wrote:Sethm,

Could you be more specific regarding what software you use?

Thanks,
It's Aspire, a web-based CRM insurance software. It has a very customizable dashboard based on user preference.
by sethm
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Going from Retail to Wholesale
Replies: 1
Views: 1446

Re: Going from Retail to Wholesale

Great list of the hard to place products and services! I looked at your site's insurance quotes feature and was impressed with it. Good job.
by sethm
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Agency Management System
Replies: 241
Views: 1098320

Re: Agency Management System

We've been using Ebix/VitalSigns and satisfied with it. It aggregates all the ratings and financial data and creates a report showing a carrier's financial strength, saving us time.
by sethm
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: Which carrier is best for hotels?
Replies: 11
Views: 7142

Re: Which carrier is best for hotels?

You can contact insurance.ca.gov. Try asking for a list of carriers. You can also post general questions or inquiries to insurance-related issues there.
by sethm
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: Energy Savings Insurance (ESI)
Replies: 12
Views: 8295

Re: Energy Savings Insurance (ESI)

I think there's a need for such insurance. In fact, energy savings insurance was first offered many many years ago, but failed to make impact in the energy efficiency marketplace because most of the work was being done in the market by large energy service companies (ESCOs).