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I still remember the day that I drove off of that used car lot with my first car. In my excitement to show off my new ride to my friends, I smashed my car into a telephone pole. Although I can laugh about the accident now, it was devastating at the time. In addition to completely destroying my reputation, I also had to deal with the expenses that were involved with the wreck. Unfortunately, I hadn't purchased car insurance, so I had to foot the repair bills on my own. After getting my car fixed and thinking about my actions, it was very clear to me that I needed to invest in a car insurance policy. I decided to learn as much as I could about insurance, and that is one of the reasons that I decided to become an insurance agent.

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Three Things To Look For When You're Switching Insurance Agencies

If you're not content with the rate or quality of service that your current insurance agency provides, the process of switching is easy. Some online research, which can also include obtaining quotes over the Internet, can help you narrow down your search to find a few other insurance agencies to which you might wish to give your business. Before you commit to any of them, it's generally a good practice to call each agency and get a sense of how you feel throughout your phone call. During each conversation, make a point of discussing the three following topics, which can help you pick the agency that will best you. 

Online Features

It's ideal to sign up with an insurance agency that is on top of cutting-edge technology. This means that in the event of needing to make a claim, you can begin the process online or even on the insurance agency's mobile app. Many companies offer such perks for customers, which can make the process of submitting a claim painless -- you can often take photos of the damage and submit them online, for example, instead of having to arrange for someone to visit your home. In the case of an automobile accident, many apps allow you to book a rental vehicle directly, rather than call your insurance agent to book the vehicle on your behalf. It's always a good sign when you come across an agency that embraces technology for its customers.

Different Types Of Coverage

While you might wish to go with an agency that specializes in auto insurance or home insurance, it's ideal to partner with a company that provides insurance in a wide range of areas. Bundling multiple insurance policies together is not only a good way to save money, but can also make your life easier as you'll simply be paying one bill per month instead of multiple. Always check that the agency can provide insurance for everything you need, whether it's a cottage, boat or even a recreational vehicle.

Connection With Agent

Sure, it's ideal to be able to use the Internet and mobile apps to submit claim details, but you also want to partner with an agency at which you can reach someone with ease. Whether you have one agent dedicated to your account or multiple, ask how easy it is to reach someone 24 hours per day. Ideally, the process should be as easy as picking up your phone and dialing a specific number, rather than getting routed through an elaborate automated menu system that you might find frustrating.

Contact a local agency, such as Reinard Insurance Agency Inc, for further assistance.