Are you using an independent insurance agent for your car insurance? If not, you could be missing out on some key benefits not available from traditional agents or by purchasing your coverage direct from the insurer. Continue reading to learn the top 7 reasons that you should be talking to an independent agent for your local car insurance needs.
1. Independent Agents Offer Better Selection
Agents who work independently tend to work with many different insurance companies instead of just one. Drivers benefit from a better selection of coverage to choose from. At Reis Insurance alone, we offer access to dozens of insurance carriers – all of which we can compare coverage and price.
2. Independent Agents Offer Easier Shopping
As if access to more insurance markets wasn’t enough, an independent agent can also provide a more streamlined shopping experience. You don’t have to contact each insurance company for individual quotes. Instead, one of our agents will do all of the heavy lifting and come back to your with a list of policies that might fit your needs and your budget.
3. Independent Agents Won’t Keep You in the Dark
When you work with a captive agent that represents a single insurance company, you hear only one story and see only one price. Independent agents, on the other hand, find the coverage that best fits your needs. We’ll offer helpful tips and advice about the various insurance companies we represent, and they will tell you if a better solution comes along in the future.
4. Independent Agents Look Out for Customers – Not Insurers
For us, being an independent agency is about much more than professional success – it’s about personal fulfillment. We get great joy from serving the policyholders throughout the River Falls area. Because we are passionate about what we do, our customers learn to trust us; they know that we are serving their best interests (not those of the insurance companies). When you choose us, you will be much more than just policy number. At Reis Insurance, we’ll treat you like family.
5. Independent Agents Provide Ongoing Support
Nothing beats having a helping hand when you need it most. If you have ever needed to file a claim directly with an insurance company, you know how frustrating it can be to get through to a representative who understands your special circumstances. An independent agent works tirelessly on behalf of customers, working to answer questions and provide in-person assistance with claims and other issues as they arise.
6. Independent Agents Offer Valuable Advice
Unlike many national carriers, who advertise price alone, independent agents look at the big picture. We start out with making sure you have the proper coverage and limits, and then we find the best price available. Sometimes it’s better than our competitors, sometimes not. But it’s always the coverage you need.
Give Us a Call
If you are not using an independent insurance agent yet, what are you waiting for? There has never been a better time than now to start changing the way you choose your local car insurance coverage. Contact Reis Insurance today for more information and to request your quotes. We look forward to serving you soon.