Paso Robles, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2013
Selecting an insurance agent to look after a family's need can be a tough decision, says Scott Brennan, owner of Access Publishing.
"Since my wife and I run a local business here, people ask us all the time to recommend an insurance agent for them," Brennan says.
Here are a few pointers Brennan recommends to consider when choosing a local insurance agent:
A good referral
Ask your friends who they use as their insurance agent. I think a lot of people end up doing business with those who’ve been referred to them by friends. Who better to give you advice on what local insurance agent to use than one of your good friends who has worked with the same person for several years.
Take a look at review websites and see what other people think. There are agents specializing in car insurance, health insurance, life insurance, and home insurance. You probably want someone who can give good advice in all areas, but maybe a specialist is more appropriate for you.
Why would you want to drive to see an agent when some of the best insurance agents you can find are right here in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo County.
Continuing education of your agent is very important. Look for an agent with good credentials. Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Life Underwriters Training Council Fellowship (LUTCF), and the Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) are a few professional level credentials to look for.
Life is too short to work with someone you don’t like. You don’t have to be best friends with your agent, but it’s nice when you can work with someone who’s company you enjoy.
Your insurance agent needs to have excellent knowledge about the products and services they have to offer. You are selecting a person who’s main job is to provide protection to your family. So it is important that the insurance agent you choose knows his or her products inside and out.
Believe it or not, there are insurance agents who are not honest. Dishonest agents are the exception, but be on the look out. How can you tell who’s honest or not? That’s a tough question. Trust your instincts, ask your friends, and check credentials.
You want an agent who will service your account and be prompt. You want the agent to have excellent support staff to help you. Do they answer their phone? Do they return calls? Do they provide quotes quickly?
A solid product at a good price
You can probably find it cheaper, but is that what you want to protect your family. Compare apples to apples. If you pay more, be sure you know the advantages. Some new drivers are just interested in buying auto insurance from “the cheapest insurance agent in town.” Be careful before you do that.
Recommended insurance agents in Paso Robles for life, home, auto insurance:
HFG Coastal Insurance Services, Inc.1446 Spring Street, Suite 205 Paso Robles, CA 93446
Rick Goree – State Farm Insurance Agent1947 Spring StreetPaso Robles, CA 93446
Steve Weber – State Farm Insurance Agent526 Spring StreetPaso Robles, CA 93446
Health insurance specialist in Paso Robles:
Callie L Fisher Insurance Services, Inc578 Spring StreetPaso Robles, CA 93446
Health insurance specialist in San Luis Obispo:
Susan Polk Insurance Agency, Inc.1443 Marsh StreetSan Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Life home and auto insurance in San Luis Obispo:
Susan Rodriguez – State Farm Insurance Agent1317 Broad StreetSan Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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