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Appointment with personal line carriers

Post by honorigami » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:09 am

What is the best way to have access to carriers offer auto and home bundle such as Travelers, Safeco with binding authority? We are new independence agency in GA
Thank you

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Re: Appointment with personal line carriers

Post by BADTROUT » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:29 pm

Get with an aggregator or cluster that offers binding authority.
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Re: Appointment with personal line carriers

Post by pageltd » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:38 am

Do you have a book to move/roll to one of those carriers?
Are you a scratch agency, or transitioning from being a captive agent?
Are you interested in Personal Lines of Commercial Lines?
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Re: Appointment with personal line carriers

Post by honorigami » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:06 am

We are a scratch agency, interested in Personal Lines such as auto, home, landlord. I'm having a hard time to get appointment with carriers in Georgia. I only have direct appointment with Progressive right now.

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Re: Appointment with personal line carriers

Post by BADTROUT » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:07 pm

Yes, there are groups that will give you access to some of the other carriers. Some carriers may be difficult to access directly but you'll have an easier time when you associate with a group or cluster.
Uwe Philip Kirch
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Re: Appointment with personal line carriers

Post by honorigami » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:21 pm

Do you have some recommendations? thank you so much for your time

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Re: Appointment with personal line carriers

Post by BADTROUT » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:25 pm

I am biased, but as the network founder, I'd have to recommend checking out Horizon. https://horizonagency.systems/horizon/

I'm here to help rather than solicit, but since you ask I'm happy to help.
Uwe Philip Kirch
President/CEO Rocky Mountain West Insurance
President/CEO Horizon Agency Systems
Horizon can help you start or grow your independent insurance agency
https://horizonagency.systems

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Re: Appointment with personal line carriers

Post by Jesse Cunningham V » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:12 am

The regional sales managers have the power to appoint new agencies. First you have to identify them and then get in their good graces. Put together a knock out business plan. Present it to them. See what happens.

If all else fails then you can always use an aggregator.
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Re: Appointment with personal line carriers

Post by BADTROUT » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:49 am

I'm not a huge fan of the aggregator model, hence our structure being a hybrid between that and a cluster. That said, I agree that finding the marketing reps and really working them (bus & marketing plan) is definately doable.

I would be the first to tell you that success CAN happen without help, you can do it, I did, I built my agency, then network from scratch and it was hard. I did exactly what Jesse is saying. The reason I started the network was to accelerate the 10 year process of building a solid bonus paying lineup of carriers.

Also, it depends on area greatly. I can get appointed and writing business in hours with a carrier in one location, yet another take 6 mos and an act of congress.
Uwe Philip Kirch
President/CEO Rocky Mountain West Insurance
President/CEO Horizon Agency Systems
Horizon can help you start or grow your independent insurance agency
https://horizonagency.systems

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