On Monday, I gave you some tips to handle a coming storm. For many of my fellow Floridians, today they are waking up to the wake of Hurricane Michael. In these times of distress for so many consumers, they look to their insurance professionals for advise and guidance in this difficult time.
Let’s face it, whether you’re a producer, agency owner, or support staff, at some point you’re going to be on the phone with a prospect… especially if you’re using an inbound call marketing program like ours. But what happens when your team is quoting policies and closing on the phone rather than in person? Are they as successful? Here are some of our tips to help your team be more confident on the phone:
Every insurance professional comes to the conclusion at some point, usually when you're doing working through your existing network, that your marketing could and should include some form of insurane lead services. Insurance leads have been around for a while now, however the method in which they are acquired has developed dramatically since the advent of mailers.
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Summer is traditionally a difficult time to generate new sales. Kids are out of school, summer trips to your favorite destination, or even just potential clients on vacation, or playing catch-up from when they were on vacation.
We live in the age of instant gratification and consumers often don’t give you a chance to explain the value you think you can provide. They are too busy, and have too little faith in the hordes of producers and companies that reach out to them on a daily basis. Unfortunately, they have learned through experience that these knee-jerk objections are the best defense against people wasting their time. This forces agency owners and producers to be more assertive and persistent. Even when you are using an inbound marketing solution like Avenge Digital, you will deal with objections. That's just the part of any business but the vast majority of the time what happens is a knee-jerk reaction from busy people who don’t yet see the value in working with you. That's not a reflection of you! Nearly all objections at the prospecting phase of the sales and quoting process fit into one of two categories either they don’t understand the value & are too busy to think about it, or they are not ready for a buying conversation. Also broken down very simply: "Time or Money"
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It can be tough out there for insurance agencies. Changes in Obamacare is shaping the way employers provide health insurance for their employees. Rate increases on the Property & Casualty front are always present and a constant objection many agents must overcome. In fact, the new legislation is trying to curtail the role of insurance agencies in the insurance procurement process. Persistent slow economic growth has reduced business investment, which adds additional steps and approvals to the insurance buying process.
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Many agents know that the time comes when your business growth can no longer rely on referrals alone. There is a reason why many companies exist to help agents and independent business owners succeed. Everywhere you look there are lead companies, call companies, SEO specialists, website builders, direct mail opportunities. It can be overwhelming!
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I know... I know... even seeing the word "leads" makes many agents shutter. In just over 6 years of being in the industry, I have heard countless horror stories from agents on a lead program gone bad. I've heard lead companies buying each other out and then not having enough supply to support their staff. I've heard of auto-denying credits for bad calls. I've even heard of stories where companies have taken their clients money and then shut their doors, never to be heard from again.
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Every year I try my best to make it to as many trade shows as I can so I can get in front of agency owners and producers to learn about their customer acquisition techniques. Last fall I was speaking with a rather well known agent who was discussing his customer acquisition costs. This is a guy who is very in-tune with digital marketing, and just marketing in general as he had worked for company doing SEO marketing before becoming an agent, and someone who is very numbers-oriented when it comes to his processes.
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In today's marketplace, anybody can sell on price. It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the only thing that matters to consumers is price.