Recommendation: bypass all GAs and go with SIAA.
When I started I looked at all of the aforementioned GAs and then some and they were a joke. No REAL FL markets, no ownership of the books and etc.
SIAA was one of THE best business decisions I made when I started.
But like everything else SIAA has its pros and cons:
Pros: you get right off the bat a TON of high quality Florida markets such as: Mercury, Liberty Mutual, Zurich, FCCI, Safeco, Travelers, ASI, Bankers, Mapfre and more. You also own the book of business AND after you reach 50k in premium you now become directly appointed with the carriers. Not to mention you can actually quote all these markets YOURSELF online. So no waiting 3-4 days for a CSR
in Iowa to look at your prospect.
Cons: initial investment fees and 15 year commitment. Which is not really a problem if you know you are what you are doing.
If you want more info feel free to pm me.