Thursday, April 21, 2016

Charlottesville Allstate agency is designated again as a Premier Service Agency in 2015.

Press Release: 4/21/2016:

   Charlottesville Allstate agent, Steve Harper, earned the Allstate Premier Agency Designation for 2015. The award recognizes Steve's leadership in the insurance industry and his involvement with the local Charlottesville community.

The Premier Agency designation is awarded to Allstate agency owners that achieve outstanding results through an outstanding commitment to accessible, knowledgeable and personal customer experiences. Of the nearly 10,000 Allstate agency owners in the country, 48 percent of agency owners receive the award.

Local Charlottesville Allstate agent Steve Harper earned premier status for his exceptional performance and his commitment to putting customers at the center of his work. 

Harper's Insurance is an independently owned and operated Allstate insurance agency in Charlottesville, VA. Steve & his agency offer a variety of quality and affordable insurance products, including auto, home, renters, life and umbrella policies. The Harper Agency also insures motorcycles, ATV's, and other investments a family may want to protect. Since 1981, Steve Harper has been committed to strong customer service in order help clients meet their financial goals and keep loved ones protected from the unexpected. To learn more, visit or call (434) 974-9762

Saturday, April 9, 2016

What it means to work with a trusted insurance advisor

It's commonplace now to be able to get an auto insurance quote and establish a policy in 15 minutes or less. But is that what we should really be doing? Is it sound advise to recommend only dedicating 15 minutes to protecting your assets and family from unfortunate circumstances?

As an insurance professional, I have the opportunity to review many of my clients previous coverage, or proposals encouraging them to switch. Often it seems like even the "apples to apples" comparisons aren't quite what they seem. It's very common that I uncover other things like accident forgiveness, guaranteed renewal, vanishing deductibles, that aren't quite represented fairly.
Trusted advisors are few and far between. Replaced by automated systems, telemarketers, and strategic advertising.

Some of the uneven comparisons I'm sure happen unintentionally, but there is also something to be said for a knowledgeable professional that can look for these things & present your coverage options for what they are. I often find what was "apples to apples" was really a rotten apple sitting next to a bright shiny orange.

Insurance is a service that you pay for in good faith, that truly doesn't show how good it is until you use it. Price isn't always the most important component to assess while comparing your options.

Put yourself in the perspective of a worst case scenario. Your home, or new car has just experienced severe, possibly catastrophic damage. Would you want the cheapest company coming to your aid? Whether we're talking about the quality of food, construction materials, or insurance services.. Often if it's cheap, there's a reason. When guiding a client towards their choice in insurance coverage; I often recommend focusing on how you'll want your policy to perform during AND after the claim if needed. Accident forgiveness can be a wonderful tool to keep your premiums from rising after an accident. Often the extra coverage and expanded protection will cost less than you anticipate.

Look for an insurance professional who can dedicate the time to help guide you through the common risks we face every day. Then review and select the appropriate coverage to protect the things that matter most to you.
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Daniel Harper
Harper's Insurance - Allstate Agency

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