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Started by Aaron in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT 5 hours ago. 6 Replies 1 Like
Is anyone closing early today for Good Friday? I am letting my staff go early to be at religious services and was thinking of closing a little early myself. Just wanted to get everyone's thoughts. ThanksContinue
Started by Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Kwino 5 hours ago. 63 Replies 1 Like
Where do you see the company going? There is a lot of change going on. Is there a future in agency sales in this organization? Do they understand what they label as a "Trusted Advisor"? Platitudes are easy. Life is harder. The dynamic appears…Continue
Started by frostyONE in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by TIM yesterday. 10 Replies 0 Likes
I've always done some sort of in-house printing (envelope stuffers, flyers, postcards, you know simple stuff) using my regular laserjet printers. Good ole 1320n; keep on truckin.But I'm at a point where I want to do more than what my little…Continue
Started by Zylo in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Brian Jacobi, CCaBW on Friday. 14 Replies 2 Likes
Is there a region/state that allows an outside buyer to buy multiple books and merge them into one location? Also, will they let a current agent (inside buyer) buy multiple books and merge?It seems that in Florida they will not right now and I did…Continue
Quote from the release ---"The program started as a pilot in October 2010 and the company announced in February 2012 it would expand. However, industry experts said the program ran into resistance from independent insurance agents, and Allstate has…Continue
Started by Ben Dover in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by BMOE on Friday. 28 Replies 1 Like
Gateway article regarding variable comp results decline states that 924 agencies, or 12.5%, have used both of their AF grace periods. The way I figure it, there are 7392 agencies.Continue
Started by Shannon Harvey in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by frostyONE on Thursday. 40 Replies 1 Like
A fellow agent just learned that an independent agent has opened an office a mile down the road and now has an independent contract with TC. He's wondering how concerned he should be about this new competition, and how common it is for an…Continue
Started by Mark Williamson in Agency Reports, Agency Goals, Agency Accountability, etc.. Last reply by Mark Williamson on Thursday. 13 Replies 0 Likes
Has anyone requested or more importantly, received an audit of their BOB for the CIC written accounts that have been assigned to them? Does anyone know if the agent can run this type of audit? Anectdotally, I am convinced that this business is…Continue
Started by Forrest (Rod) Johns in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Brian Jacobi, CCaBW on Thursday. 36 Replies 3 Likes
Does anyone know what agencies are selling for today 2, 2.2 etc. I assume the banks are using 9% because that is the guaranteed income. Also is there a difference versus cash out or taking back paper. Continue
Have you ever had one of those days, weeks, months, years? I’m a pretty pragmatic person and I expect bumps in the road to surface from time to time, but for the past few years it seems that those we labor for live solely to create those bumps. It’s getting tired and I’m getting tired of fighting with dimwits to get them to do the right thing.
Why is doing the right thing such a difficult concept to grasp? It’s not like engineering an Indy Car, or building a space shuttle. It’s…Continue
The drummer is playing in Florida. The bass player performs from The Netherlands. The lead guitarist contributes from several hours away ... and the rest is me. Please enjoy something from "The band that never was ..."…Continue
I was recently notified that I had to pay MVR expense fee because my ratio was above 2 to 1. I find it interesting that everyone of the MVR's that were ordered a policy was written for all but one. Many of them were future eff for March, and most of those were bound in Feb. This is a crazy way for Allstate to get me to pay for more expenses. Maybe I should only write policies the day I run MVR's!
Year-end phenomenal but even that was a stressor as I didn't really know how the end looked until my February paycheck (bonus tool nor GW ever reflected completed required #s). Last proverbial straw. The agency is on the chopping block. Took frostyone's advice, got over the indecisiveness. Now that I put a dollar figure on the agency & told another grown up about it, I'm starting to look forward to being out. Though even that is not without it stresses. Am already wondering if I put the…Continue
Or may be the parallels are scary?
Take a listen, or read the condensed version included with the link.
Hey- take loans out for startup. Make an eggload of money. It's that easy according the recruitment literature. Then reality.
See if this story sounds familiar:
Our area in GA experienced some major damage last week from the ice storm that hit this area of the country. A claim was just submitted on a homeowner's policy in which both insureds passed away last year, claim was submitted by their daughter. The daughter came in to our office last Sept to cancel the auto policy for the parents as both were deceased (both died in 2013). The daughter provided death certificates for both at that time and the Letters Testamentary from the courts showing…Continue