You Gotta Know……

May 11, 2012 /

There are a lot of reasons to buy insurance.  Auto insurance for the fender bender, homeowners insurance for the house burning down or burglary, business insurance if for no other reason than because people will sue. All of those reasons are good enough for me.  Sign me up…….but there are plenty of you out there…

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Just Because You Don't Have It Doesn't Mean They Won't Take It

March 9, 2012 /

Part of buying auto insurance is to decide how much liability coverage you want to buy.  Most are sophisticated enough to understand what can be lost in a second and buy enough to cover their assets.  It is to the others that this blog is dedicated. Dear Others:  When you come into an insurance agency,…

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Calling for an Auto Insurance Quote

June 16, 2011 /

When you call to speak with a customer service representative professional at and agency or an insurance company regarding your auto insurance, it is usually for one of four reasons:  to receive a quote, a billing question, claim concerns, or general customer service (adding or deleting a vehicle on an existing policy, etc).  I am…

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Boat Boo-Boos

March 24, 2011 /

Ahh, spring.  A time when your mind begins to turn to ……… summer.  Ahh, summer ……… a time when your mind turns to ……. boating.  Ahh, boating ……. a time when your mind turns to ……. boat insurance! If you buy a boat this spring/summer and buy it outright, getting boat insurance will be a…

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But I Have Insurance

January 20, 2011 /

When you sign an application for insurance coverage (auto, home, etc), you are signing a contract.  The “do’s and don’ts, who does and who doesn’ts” of the contract are spelled out in the insurance policy. I understand not reading the insurance policy when you receive it.  There are people in the industry, even selling the…

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They Don't Clog………Or Work

September 23, 2010 /

In the insurance industry we love hearing from our homeowners what “fix ups” work around their house and what doesn’t. We feel it is important to pass along to all of our clients. Some of these are VERY expensive in time and cost. Currently the one we have heard about most often are gutter systems.…

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July 30, 2010 /

Because of the votes of our friends and clients, SILVERMARK won the “Best Insurance Agency in Redmond” category for this years’ “Best of Redmond 2010” readers choice awards. All of us here are so honored. Last year we decided to focus on and develop our client nurturing practices. We worked very hard to create events…

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Challenges to the Northwest Driver

July 15, 2010 /

When the sun out from behind clouds and the sky so blue it looks like you should be able to swim in it (only in Seattle!) we all receive our reward for living here. I am a “native” and know full well I am bias, but just looking around on a day like today I…

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June 4, 2010 /

I was listening to the radio on the way into work and heard three ads from three different auto insurance companies, each saying they can save you the most money while giving you the finest coverage. My thoughts aren’t that they are wrong or misleading but that constantly chasing those savings dollars can cost you…

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Independent versus not

March 11, 2010 /

You either want to have a beer with him or squish him……..that cute little gecko with the cockney accent, those “good hands” holding your family and the company jingle that you CAN NOT get out of your head once you’ve heard it. All of these marketing plans have two things in common: they were created…

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