Anyone shopping for insurance needs to understand the benefits of a personal agent. The problem is, which one do you pick? Why not get a quote from all of them? While you’re at it, go online to get a quote without an agent. The problem is, there are so many choices available. You just have to turn on your television, radio, or go online to see the hundreds of options.
So what are the benefits of a personal agent? Maybe your life changes a lot…New family members, vehicles, moving to different areas. By establishing a personal relationship with their client, a personal insurance agent can make sure you always have the coverages you need when disaster strikes. Maybe they advise you to have a low comprehensive deductible to avoid a large out of pocket expense if you suffer from theft, or maybe a high deductible if your goal is saving money.
The fact is, nobody likes to pay their insurance premiums and the idea of insurance makes a lot of people cringe until you actually need to use the coverage you have. Insurance is an intangible product, meaning you pay but you only get in return the promise that they will be there when you need them most. Compare that to a tangible product like clothes. You pay and you get a physical product in return which makes you feel better about spending the money.
A personal insurance agent helps make the transaction of insurance seem tangible. You are getting more than just a promise of protection, but rather a relationship with someone who has your best interest in mind. The tangible aspect you are buying is a share of that agency you can walk into any time you want being a policy holder. It seems odd that many people are willing to give that up by going through a website or calling a call center where the personal relationship is lost. You are just one of a million customers to them.
At the end of the day everyone needs insurance whether they believe it or not. To protect your best interest you need an agent that knows about you, has established a relationship with you, and actually cares about making sure you’re protected.