Most agencies embrace a simple approach that involves hearing out their client's needs and then finding the most creative solution available through the access they provide to numerous markets. They work in the interest of the people as opposed to working for one company directly. A direct insurance company can only provide the product they sell, meaning they cannot offer you any comparisons because they do not have access to any markets for insurance other than their own. Consumers do not realize how much competition there is for insurance products such as car insurance, homeowners insurance and commercial insurance. The competition is fierce especially in California due to the Department of Insurance maintaining open markets for everyone.
A lot of insurance agencies do not attempt to be all things to clients, just because they might not offer business products, but only auto insurance. Their success has been earned by consistently delivering quality service and excellent results. They understand each opportunity to represent their partners is a commitment that puts their interests first. A reliable insurance agency will recommend you to top companies who can help you with any of your needs if they cannot provide the service themselves.
In addition, if an insurance producer's expertise is evident in many ways, you will experience the advantage from the very beginning. From the way they ask questions, to clear and simple presentation of documents and coverage. They will offer you different options but never force you to buy something you refuse to obtain. This will assure the best available coverage as well as pricing.
Most successful and educated insurance professionals will offer exclusive insurance policies that take most of the worries out of your concerns. Many insurance companies give a mistaken impression that a very legit exposure will be covered by your insurance policy that is already in place, when in fact; you do not have the coverage you may require. When in question, simply ask. There should be no maybe's or uncertainty. This is insurance- plain and simple.
Some exclusive insurance agencies have appointments with extremely competitive companies that provide broad coverage, flexible underwriting and proven expertise. With these types of companies, no other company can touch your rate. There is no competition because this is as broad as it gets. What that specific carrier specializes in is pretty much what their main focus is on so no other company can compete with. These are just some of the positive sides of using a full service insurance agency as opposed to sticking with one direct carrier.