Qualities of an American Income life Insurance Agent

What qualities should you look for in an American Income Life insurance Agent?

  1. Strong work ethic: Great insurance Agents live and breathe their industry and are constantly striving to go the ‘extra mile’ for their customers.
  2. Communication Skills:  First and foremost, great Agents listen. They understand they have to know you and your needs before they can recommend products or solutions.
  3. Availability:  Great Agents are great 24/7, not just 8 to 5, Monday through Friday. They are there when you need them.
  4. Flexibility:  They willingly adjust their schedules to accommodate your needs.
  5. Product Knowledge:  Because great Agents have outstanding product knowledge, they can quickly access your needs and make appropriate recommendations.
  6. Customer Service:  No matter what you need, they are there to help, either personally, or by directing you to the right person.
  7. Honesty:  You know without a doubt that great Agents are honest Agents. They always tell you the truth about products, American Income Life as a company, and themselves.
  8. Trustworthy:  Once you build a bond of trust with great Agents, it will never be broken. You know without a doubt your personal and financial information is safe.
  9. Follow-up:  Great Agents don’t sell to you and then abandon you for the next sale. They maintain contact on a regular basis to determine if your insurance needs have changed, provide you with information about new products, or just let you know they’re thinking of you.
  10. Passion:  This may be the most important attribute of all. Great Agents are passionate about what they do, and that passion ignites a flame that burns brightly for them and for you.

 

Sources: http://www.ehow.com/list_7351433_characteristics-insurance-agents.html; http://ezinearticles.com/?Attributes-Of-A-Good-Insurance-Agent&id=6058328; http://www.investinternals.com/2008/06/qualities-required-good-insurance.html

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Ride the Wave at American Income Life!

Ride the wave at American Income Life

Ride the wave at American Income Life

Looking for that perfect wave?  How about a perfect career instead … one that lets you help others and make fantastic money doing it?

Today is the perfect time to be an insurance Agent at American Income Life. As the general population increases, so does the need for quality life insurance protection. But with more Agents retiring every year, the industry needs to attract new generations of Agents to replenish its resources. And you could be one of them!

What makes a great insurance Agent?
Good communication skills, honesty, integrity, compassion, and a solid work ethic are high on the list. But your previous work experience really doesn’t matter. When you sit in a room of insurance Agents like the ones at American Income Life, you find every type of occupation represented. Those in the hospitality industry, retail, paralegal, nursing, teaching, criminal justice, and transportation are attracted to insurance because of the potential for greater earnings, the satisfaction of helping others, and the desire for more flexible schedules. But young people new to the workforce are just as likely to be attracted to what the industry offers and to be successful.

What’s it Take?
An insurance Agent needs to be licensed in the States in which he sells but doesn’t need a college degree or other long-term training. You can start earning a great income NOW at a tenured company, such as American Income Life. All you need is a willingness to learn and a strong work ethic.

Becoming an insurance Agent is a smart move! Are you ready to take that all-important first step?

Customer Appreciation at American Income Life – Showing Customers You Care

American Income Life Customer SupportDo you consider yourself to be a great salesperson? Do you strive to keep your customers happy, or are you just focused on selling? Great salespeople don’t just stop at the sale — they go above and beyond to make the customer feel appreciated. It’s been said that it costs five times more to attract a new customer than it does to keep an old one. In order to thrive as a salesperson, it’s important to retain customers, which are a primary source for generating new leads.

In the insurance industry, a large percentage of an Agent’s new business comes from existing customers. According to the “80/20” rule, many Agents find that 80% of their new business comes from 20% of existing customers. Since the hard part — gaining a customer — has already been accomplished, it’s important to remain in the good graces of your current customers to increase the chance that they’ll purchase from you again in the future. Satisfied customers are more likely to provide profitable leads, since they trust you and the reliability of your products.

Simple acts that indicate you care about a customer can make all the difference in your success as an insurance Agent with American Income Life. Always greet your customers with a smile and eye contact — no matter what! Handwritten thank-you notes and birthday cards are ways to let your customers know that you care about them as people, and not just for their business. Going that extra mile by following up with customers and keeping in touch sets you apart from other, money-hungry salespeople.

Emphasize the value of the customer and give them not just what they expect—give them more than they expect. Get to know your customers as people. Find out about their interests and families so that when a new American Income Life product is available that fits their needs, you’ll know where to go for an almost guaranteed sale.

Keep in mind that your job doesn’t stop at the sale. Continue to do thoughtful things that indicate you care about your customers and their business. The job of an American Income Life insurance Agent is both honorable and noble — you’re here to help protect people during the darkest days of their lives. Now that’s something to smile about.