Goosehead Insurance is a revolutionary franchise organization style company. The company was established in 2003 by an investment banker named Robyn Jones and an executive at Bain & Co., Mark Jones, and eventually serves the entire continental United States. Over the years, Goosehead Insurance rapidly grew into one of the most successful and fastest growing independent insurance agencies on the market, with more than 600 franchise agencies associates operating in all 50 states.
It is important to note that if you are considering purchasing a goose, we will not provide you with a service to sell a goose unless it is covered under our franchise's policy. You must provide us with the selling information before we can proceed.
As an insurance sales agent in goose country, you have probably run into a situation where a customer comes in wanting to purchase insurance from you but does not have a VIN or has one that does not contain pertinent information. In such cases, you need to know exactly what the buyer's policy entails. In the case of a standard VIN, you can obtain a copy for free from the manufacturer. However, if the policy is a special or universal, you will have to pay for a report from an accredited agency.
We believe it is important for us, as independent insurance agency brokers, to educate both the buyer and the seller (insurance company) about our policies. In fact, the Department of Insurance offers training seminars for agents who deal with both parties. The seminars help agents build a better rapport with their clients. When agents understand how each side expects and deals with the other side of a transaction, they become more adept at explaining the ins and outs of their respective contracts. These seminars also help them avoid common pitfalls, which can befall an inexperienced salesman, who is trying to sell a goosehead insurance franchise to a company interested in buying a goose.
In this day and age, it is not uncommon for an agent to work for several different insurance companies. If an agent has built a reputation for working with insurance companies, they will be able to find a job with almost any insurance company. This provides agents with a number of different options when they are searching for work. For instance, there are insurance agencies that have agents serving only a specific region or insurance company, which makes it easier for them to obtain work.
Another advantage for those considering working with multiple insurance companies is the potential to increase one's earning power by working with a larger agency. A large agency may have a wider range of products and/or allow agents to sell multiple products through one website. Some smaller agencies limit the amount of products, an agent can sell, but if an agent works with one large agency they may be better off, in terms of pay, than an individual agent working with multiple companies.
As previously mentioned, the internet can be a great asset to anyone looking to be an independent insurance agent. There are numerous websites that sell Goosehead insurance, including websites that list all of the insurance companies owned by Goosehead. There are also websites that allow consumers to search for specific products (auto insurance, homeowners insurance, etc.) and review the policies that are offered. Reviewing insurance policies is a smart move, especially for those who are looking to save money, because often the policy that is best in price may not necessarily be the best in terms of coverage, and thus saving the consumer money in the long run.
Finally, as someone considering working with a goose, it is important to take advantage of all tax benefits that are available to a goose and their affiliated insurance agents and brokers. goosehead insurance offers tax relief to individuals and companies. In addition to offering tax benefits, goosehead insurance companies are subject to many other state and federal laws that are designed to protect consumers. Many states require companies to offer free or low cost car insurance to goose owners. The United States Department of Transportation even provides a listing of all United States goosehead insurance companies.