How do I find a good insurance agent in a new state?

How can I find a new insurance agent if I am new in town? I just bought a new home in Montana and the closing is in a few days. In Pennsylvania, I have had the same insurance agent since I was 16 years old and I am nervous about switching. How can I make sure that I go with a reliable agent?

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“Finding a new insurance agent can be nerve-wracking, but these days it is easier than ever!
If you are more comfortable working directly with a traditional agent in a local office, ask your realtor for advice. Experienced realtors work closely with:
  • lawyers
  • loan officers
  • insurance companies
More and more people are relying on technology to make getting insurance quotes easier. You can go online or use an app to sign up virtually. Many apps also have a chat feature if you have any specific questions.
Once you have narrowed down your options, check sources like JD Power and AM Best for customer reviews and financial stability ratings.
The best option is to use a free quote comparison app like Jerry. Jerry shops with over 50 companies for auto, home, and renters insurance. Once we locate the lowest options, we deliver the quotes to your phone in minutes.”
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Jul 27, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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