Originally Posted by indienoise
Take a look at appalachian underwriters. Their market access program is not a direct appointment but they have an online rater so you can do the quote immediately and you normally can have the finalized, bindable quote same day. No non compete or buyout for their standard personal lines carriers once you're ready for direct appointments.. Plus they have some good commercial and non standard homeowners programs as well.
I agree & Agent secure.com is another good option.
However, I met my carriers through PIA and Big I.... No real issue getting appointed... I honest have too many HO carriers.