Posts Categorized: Best Practices

8 Miles from the Ocean, an Agent Stares Down Sandy

For New York agent Steve Marlin, Superstorm Sandy was a proving ground for agents to demonstrate their value. Superstorm Sandy reminded Long Island native and independent agent Steve Marlin that he indeed does live on an island. With his office at M&M Assocs. Insurance Brokers in Deer Park, N.Y. positioned at a major intersection just 8… Read more »

Throwback To The Future

Old Cars Bring New Growth Treasured things from the past are delivering good things for the present and future for independent agent Carl Reynolds of Reynolds Insurance. Reynolds has boosted his personal lines client base significantly in the past three years using collector-vehicle insurance as a starting point to find and work with new prospects. … Read more »

Think Social, Be Local (Part 2)

Part 2: Specialty Products and Social Networking Make Business Better The Weimer Group excels at educating consumers, encouraging referral business, connecting with local businesses in the community, achieving high levels of customer service and satisfaction, and using social channels. Here’s more from David Beck, an agency principal with The Weimer Group in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, about… Read more »

Think Social, Be Local (Part 1)

Part 1: Independent Agents Win with Education, Community, Service The Weimer Group, a thriving independent insurance agency in suburban Philadelphia, shows a keen understanding of today’s insurance consumers. The firm excels at using social channels, educating consumers, connecting with local businesses and consumers in the community, achieving high levels of customer service and satisfaction, encouraging… Read more »