Would you rather do what’s necessary to continually study your craft? Or would you rather earn less than you should and create a much lower lifestyle than you should have?
Chris Westfall’s office (personal production) ended 2015 in record territory. Referrals from existing clients and new clients getting onto Medicare for the first time led to record numbers.
Chris has qualified for the Mutual of Omaha Rome trip in April and AETNA’s Iceland trip in May.
And we’re off to a great 2016, already! Listen to the podcast audio below:
Over the years, Chris has learned the difference between just being busy for busy sake vs. doing things that will achieve the best, possible results for our time investment in this business.
Many agents still believe that writing applications all day is their only mission, and they’ll write an application on anyone that says, “Yes.” Those anxious folks that are very eager to get going with you should be the ones you spend the most amount of time trying to find out why they are disqualified from the beginning.
The art of asking the right questions, in this case – all of the health questions, before moving into an application setting AT ALL, is critical if you want to have enough time to spend with those that are qualified.
Chris Westfall’s answer is: “As soon as possible!”
Chris asks his employees, “How much STUFF do we take from people?”
(rude, obnoxious, angry, bitter) and the answer should be “None”.
If an existing client is angry about something that happened with their coverage, we endeavor to find a solution and help them through the situation as best we can. If someone just wants to be rude because that is their nature, it’s best not to take them on as a client to begin with.
In this podcast, Chris answers the question, “3 out of 4 of my last Medicare cases were declined. What’s going on?”
And, “What is the difference of getting contracted through an FMO vs. going direct to a carrier?”
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Selling insurance over the phone and being able to help seniors across the country is great. However, many agents forget that personal touch that means so much to the senior generation.
In this podcast, Chris talks about the immediate effect of providing tangible follow up when seniors are confronted with various choices in the market as to whom they will do business.
Over 200,000 seniors are turning 65 each month in the United States. This is a HUGE opportunity for those agents who know how to get in front of this “silver tsunami”!
In this podcast, Chris Westfall talks about marketing to seniors using various methods and what he has learned since getting his insurance license in 1995 up to today.
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