Originally Posted by BShem08
So the push to hire is coming from the company.
I've read many many hours on here and it seems as though many independent agents do it on their own. I'm just wondering can it be done being a captive agent or is it more wise to hire someone.
Commission based income is a question mark. So I figure it might be a good idea to put in the long hours(which I'm willing to do) and start solo while I figure out what I have coming in compared to what I have going out.
Thanks for the help.
It appears you need it her it put bluntly.
If you seriously think they will let you open your doors without hiring staff, you are sadly mistaken.
Farmers was the only one and that was when everyone started in the Reserve District Manager's office. I believe they have gone more like State Farm and Allstate in how they start offices.
The only ones I have ever seen run by the agent with no staff were the losers. I have seen some with just the staff member and the agent was no where to be found. These were all long-time agents on a completely different contract than what you will get.