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Meet Kaity Blacksher, independent agent.

Kaity Blacksher is a mom, a big sister, and an independent insurance agent who sees her purpose as serving others and making sure they’re covered.

These days, it’s easy to get caught up in the world of technology driven change. This discussion will at first will seem very traditional — perhaps even “old-school.” Au contraire! Mark Atkinson, who leads a personal lines-only agency, outlines how he has grown a successful agency exclusively by referral. Mark has built a deliberate, formalized system to obtain and reward referrals. He talks about “popping by” a customer’s home and delivering an item of value to thank them for their business and asking them for referrals. As an example, he’ll “pop by” with a basket of apples with the message, “Referrals are the core of our business.” Mark shares other relationship-building secrets that any personal or commercial lines agency will benefit from. As Mark states: “Building personal connections never goes out of style and trumps rate increases.

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