Selecting the Right Independent Agent

Submitted by Pike Mutual on Tue, 12/29/2020 - 8:00am
Pike Mutual Insurance Company

As important as property insurance is, we understand that most people have insurance needs that extend beyond protecting their home. Because of this, many rely on an independent agent to manage and advise them on several policies. This is also why Pike Mutual invests heavily in independent agents, who can achieve the best solutions for their customers. Here’s how you can find the right agent for your needs.

About the Agency

Take some time to get to know the agent and their story. What makes them passionate about what they do? Why should you trust them with your insurance plans? Don’t be afraid to ask these types of questions during an in-person meeting. In addition, professional memberships and accreditations can give you greater confidence in their expertise.

Community Involvement

At Pike Mutual, we always recommend looking for an independent agent who is active in your community. Insurance only works because of the group who pays in to it. So, it’s only appropriate that your agent would embrace the “group” of their local community. Typically, the independent agents with the highest retention rates are well-known in their area because of their community involvement.

Services and Products Offered

You can never overlook the range of products and services offered by an independent agent. This goes beyond seeing if they can also help you with auto or life insurance. The ability to purchase from all available products from various carriers — and not just what a single national brand offers — will help you get adequate coverage at a fair price.

By keeping these criteria in mind, you can select a quality independent agent who will put your needs first. When you have a strong relationship with your agent, you can have confidence that you are getting the best coverage and service for your unique needs.