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Old 01-11-2015, 09:30 AM
 
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I highly recommend

Francesca Parisi Allen
Allen & Ballard Insurance Associates
6012 Bayfield Parkway, Box 380, Concord, NC 28027
AllenAndBallard.com
704-795-7801 (Office)

Thank You - will give him a call
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Old 01-12-2015, 05:43 AM
 
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Why go through an agent when you can call these companies directly?
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:31 AM
 
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Why go through an agent when you can call these companies directly?
I did call Geico directly - the person who took my call.. was NOT only rude and the rates were like crazy exorbitant !!
So hoping that an agent might want to get business - but again.. the rates will be jacked up if an agent is invlved !!
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Old 01-12-2015, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I've had Lou Lagano as my agent for State Farm as long as I've been driving, and my parents have used them since we moved here in '81. He's awesome.

https://www.statefarm.com/agent/US/N...na-YD1011YS000
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:13 AM
 
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Why go through an agent when you can call these companies directly?
I got hosed going through a company agent tbh....

Brokers are independent and competitive doing their best to get you the best bang for your buck.
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:46 AM
 
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I've had Lou Lagano as my agent for State Farm as long as I've been driving, and my parents have used them since we moved here in '81. He's awesome.

https://www.statefarm.com/agent/US/N...na-YD1011YS000
Thank You - will call him.
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Old 01-13-2015, 12:24 PM
 
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I got hosed going through a company agent tbh....

Brokers are independent and competitive doing their best to get you the best bang for your buck.
I only ask because I have no experience dealing with an agent. It just seems to me that the cheaper route would be to go directly to the source and cut out the middle man as the agent has to make money somehow, unless perhaps the insurance companies pay out something to the agents that bring them business.

I would be interested in hearing what happened if you don't mind sharing.
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:30 PM
 
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try Costco's group insurance. At the moment is Ameriprise and they do offer competitive prices (because of Costco).
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:08 PM
 
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try Costco's group insurance. At the moment is Ameriprise and they do offer competitive prices (because of Costco).
Yeah.. I would like to check them too !
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:09 PM
 
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I only ask because I have no experience dealing with an agent. It just seems to me that the cheaper route would be to go directly to the source and cut out the middle man as the agent has to make money somehow, unless perhaps the insurance companies pay out something to the agents that bring them business.

I would be interested in hearing what happened if you don't mind sharing.
Surely will share my experience.. just called Amica till now and their current rates are cheaper than what we pay for Allstate...

Geico has been very unfriendly and also expensive too.. which is a strange result !! Will post as I go through more !!
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