Did you know there are over 400,000 insurance agents in the United States? And more people are entering the field each year. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, it’s one of the fastest growing industries. And yet, for the most part, insurance agents are pretty nameless and faceless. Everybody knows an insurance agent, but no one knows an insurance agent.
Until there’s a problem.
People often only talk to their insurance agent when they have a problem: They wrecked the car. A tree fell on the house. They want a cheaper insurance rate, etc. You’ve noticed that your insurance agent is always happy to hear from you. Of course, you probably think it’s because it means they’re going to get PAID.
But that’s not the only reason your agent is glad to hear from you. No, really, we’re serious. Believe it or not, most agents like people, and one of the main reasons they got into the insurance biz is because they *gasp* want to help people. They are available to assist when you need help like we mentioned above, but they are also available to answer any insurance-related questions you might have as well. We can even answer some non-insurance-related questions, such as, the best route to get to Rodeo Drive or the best recipe for Lemon Bars.
When most people need to chat with their insurance agent, they pick up the phone and call. Or, if they happen to be in the area, they might stop by. But we offer a third way to chat with us: video chat. Yes, you can contact us and see live video your from home or work. There are no extra fees for this service, we just want to offer as many entertaining options for you to contact us as possible.
Think about how much fun this could be. Yes, we said “fun” in an insurance blog post. But seriously, think about it.
- You just want to know what your insurance agent looks like. Anyone could put anyone’s picture on the side of a bus or on a shopping cart, but it’s hard to fake face-to-face chat.
- You’re curious about what an insurance agent’s office looks like. You’re actually doing us a favor. Since you can call in at any time, Karl has to keep his office neat and tidy. It also means Karl has to take a lunch break and leave his desk. Maybe even leave the office. We love Karl, but he needs to get out more.
- Did we mention the Lemon Bars? You can see them for yourself. They’re yummy!
So, the next time you need to “see” Susman Insurance or anyone on our staff here, give live video a try! It’s a great way for us all to become better acquainted.