Best insurance agents in Atascadero
Best insurance agents serving Atascadero
Whether you are looking for life, home, health or auto insurance, these friendly, local professionals are our recommendations for the best insurance companies in Atascadero and surrounding areas.
Oaks Independent Insurance Solutions, Inc.
1818 Spring St
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Rick Goree – State Farm Insurance Agent
1947 Spring Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
How to choose an Atascadero insurance agent
Who are the best insurance agents in Atascadero? So many people out there have put a lot of thought into how to choose a good family insurance company. Here are a few pointers on how to choose a good local agent – one who’ll look out after you and your family’s needs.
To begin, you should identify just what’s important to you. For the fun of it, I took a poll of my friends and co-workers and here’s a list of things they said are important to them in choosing a good local insurance agent.
A good referral
Ask your friends who they use as their insurance agent. I think a lot of people end up doing business with those who’ve been referred to them by friends. Who better to give you advice on what local company to use than one of your good friends who has worked with the same person for several years.
Take a look at review websites and see what other people think. There are agents specializing in car insurance, health insurance, life insurance, and home insurance. You probably want someone who can give good advice in all areas, but maybe a specialist is more appropriate for you.
Why would you want to drive to see an agent when some of the best insurance agents you can find are right here in Atascadero, CA 93423.
Continuing education of your agent is very important. Look for an agent with good credentials. Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Life Underwriters Training Council Fellowship (LUTCF), and the Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) are a few professional level credentials to look for.
Life is too short to work with someone you don’t like. You don’t have to be best friends with your agent, but it’s nice when you can work with someone who’s company you enjoy.
Your insurance agent needs to have excellent knowledge about the products and services they have to offer. You are selecting a person who’s main job is to provide protection to your family. So it is important that the comany you choose knows his or her products inside and out.
You want an agent who will service your account and be prompt. You want the agent to have excellent support staff to help you. Do they answer their phone? Do they return calls? Do they provide quotes quickly?
A solid product at a good price
You can probably find it cheaper, but is that what you want to protect your family. Compare apples to apples. If you pay more, be sure you know the advantages. Some new drivers are just interested in buying auto insurance from “the cheapest agent in town.” Be careful before you do that.
Editor’s note: The Best of Atascadero is a special section of the A-Town Daily News. The series recommends local businesses that the writers and editors have personally met and recommend. The companies listed in this section have proven to be exceptional local providers of goods and services. If you would like to suggest a local business for consideration on the Best of Atascadero series, click here to contact the A-Town Daily News, or call Access Publishing at (805) 226-9890. Posted by Scott Brennan, Google+
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