How do pick a good life insurance agent?
[Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published on August 8, 2013. The content has been updated.]
Investopedia, the layman’s go-to source for explanations on finance related questions, has an interesting article on qualities that a good life insurance agent ought to have. It’s a great indicator of values, behaviors and qualities all of us in this industry should all aspire to and put into practice every day.
A Good Agent Should Exhibit (among other things):
- Emotional intelligence
- High energy
- Deep knowledge base
Everyone likes an agent who is well-versed in several disciplines. Life insurance can be used for everything from estate planning for wealthy individuals…to savings for college…to instituting safety nets for a stay-at-home spouse.
A good agent is one who can readily volunteer information on all types of policies. Do your homework on your agent. Are they honest and knowledgeable? Will they listen and put your needs first…or will he try to sell you on solutions he has preselected? Research his (or her) credentials. It’s also a good idea to seek out testimonials about the company you’re using – like the ones on AccuQuote.com.
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