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  • ammkt25 ammkt25 Oct 6, 1999 7:59 PM Flag

    Calling All Agents to Arizona

    Unlimited sunshine, great std of living, friendly
    people, and soon to be available; books of business. Does
    this seem like something you want to
    consider?

    I have five years experience as an EA. AM
    (consultant) for two years. In addition, I have been involved
    in many purchases including two as an agent. Know
    the biz here well. If interested post your email
    address.

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    • glad to see u have some balls.

    • I think your right! Allstate is probably a good take over. Here is one rumor I heard. Ford company, Sounds crazy but I hear this might be a real possibilty.

    • I guess so did I. Potential rumors??? WOW!!!!

    • and make sure its in print.

    • just dont leave us hanging ok.

    • I've just heard about potential takeover rumors!!!!!!!!!!!

    • buyout allstate would fit well with a bigger company.look for 40 +as a takeover price.

    • would allow you to run "what if" scenarios and
      target market competitive segments of your market. I did
      that in my market without a rater by collecting dec
      pages from prospects and new business to see where I
      was competitive. Doing this manually is probably not
      the fastest and most accurate method and even
      computerized raters are only as good as the data that is
      input. I know the early raters on Progressive's website
      were not very accurate but later on they got ALLs
      rates correct down to the penny.
      The way I
      understood the program was that agents would not get this
      technology, a special market group (regional) would run the
      comparisons and communicate the data to the different
      markets. I think it would be better to have the raters and
      some type of report generator on the desktop rather
      than having to get the info second hand. Hopefully
      they won't bill the agents for this service.

    • a wise acre. But what is the advantage to have a
      comparative rater? I know what it does. OK, so someone calls
      an agent. They get the info. They quote. Allstate
      rate $800, Progressive rate $775, State Farm $750. Now
      what? It's not like the Allstate agent can then go in
      and lower his or her rate to $745. So who cares?
      What's the big whoop in that? You find out you were
      higher when you don't get the order. Am I missing
      something here? Also, many software companies already sell
      comparative rating software. Couldn't Allstate have just
      bought from them and had it up and running tomorrow.
      Appreciate the response, maybe I'm out of touch here.
      Wishing the best to Allstate and all associated with the
      company.

    • The other 2/3 of the North Central Region is
      hearing 2nd quarter 2000. In fact, some of the key
      "players" met with an agent a week or two ago and discussed
      some of the issues. They seem to have a good feel and
      aren't about to take the typical HO crap. There's a good
      team working up the project, but they'll probably
      either get shut down by the new (? - sos?) establishment
      or will be forced into the long term project (the
      ones that drag on for a few years and are replaced by
      something else thats going to save the co).

      That
      said, I do believe that there will be improvement.
      We're losing dozens of customers a week and it can only
      get better. Some changes are going to be made (must
      be) to give us some market. They keep saying that it
      won't mean lower rates for everyone, but we'll pick our
      spots and really close the gap. What a concept... Isn't
      that all we've been asking for?

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