Who owns each individual agency?
I think that might be one of the best differentiations between us and our competitors; our members own their agencies. They own the agency, they own their name, they own their book of business. We do not have a secret equity in their business. We have no intention of inhibiting your growth or making it difficult for an agency to expand. It has been great to watch our members grow, and us helping the growth.
If someone signs on with Agents Alliance, what should they expect?
Real people. We are here talking to you and training you on the operating system. We do not sign you on and leave you alone. We introduce you to our operating system, and the people we have available to help you. We give them real short answers or long answers depending on the need.
Should members expect that they are going to make more money by being a member of Agents Alliance?
Yes. I think they should expect that they will make more money because with us they will be able to grow. Growth is what makes agencies money. Most people running a business do not want to go back and do both the accounting and the bookkeeping, as well as worrying about the selling and servicing. With us we take some of that weight off of your shoulders and you, as a member, are able to focus on growth. This has allowed several of our members to go forward and pass plateaus that, had they approached by themselves, would have been a road block.
What are the core features of Agents Alliance?
The core features are access to carriers, real market communication with the carriers, a good paperless database operating system, and a trainer to help with that system. We very much encourage the carrier to talk directly to the members. This communication is another example of how we do not want to inhibit the growth of our members. We foster a win-win environment.
Who is Agents Alliance?
We are a member driven consortium. Agents Alliance is a for-profit member-benefiting group by sharing fair compensation and profit. Agents Alliance is built on engaging, enabling, empowering and enlarging our members agents.