Everyone loves 'fast and easy' when buying things.
The downside is that it doesn't always translate to
GET YOURSELF A ‘GO-TO' PERSON.
Ideally it's the same person each time because explaining myself multiple times to new people is a special kind of awful for me.
I find real value in ‘knowing someone to call'
when I have a problem...and with all else being equal I'll take service and relationship every time.
"Why yes. I'd love to hold. thanks."
A good broker should be able to work with you throughout a claim.
- Help with documentation and getting things started right.
- Retrieve answers when things aren’t moving quickly.
- Set expectations and explain things as they are happening.
- Keep an eye out for what's best for YOU on renewal and going forward.
'Lawyering up' right away on a denied claim and dealing with it all yourself can take years off your life mentally not to mention draining you financially.
Having an informed broker is like having Tom Brady available on the bench when you need him. He knows the game, calls the right plays and suddenly you've got people you've never heard of looking really good. (Danny Amendola is a restoration vendor in this metaphor.)
Last but not least.
SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS.
Supporting small businesses feels good and creates local jobs.
Multinational Conglomerates are great... but if you can support someone in the community that'd be my preference.
Take some time to figure out if you’re supporting a local business owner. There are some great ones out there so when your policy renews find one who's interested in you and worthy of your business.
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