How do pick a good life insurance agent?
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 the life insurance industry should all aspire to and put into practice every day.
A Good Life Insurance 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 life insurance agent is one who can readily volunteer information on life insurance products. 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.