Too many people will find the most random, fly-by-night insurance companies just to get the cheapest deal but they get an unexpected surprise when they need to file a claim.
Bottom Line: It’s a great idea to get homeowners insurance quotes from different companies, but before you move forward make sure you look up consumer opinions to make sure the company is legit!
Where can you look to see reviews?
Here are a couple resources for you:
Don’t worry if you find a couple of bad reviews/complaints… any insurance company that’s been around for a while will have a some complaints. (They just won’t be nearly as many as the truly “bad” ones!)
Tips To Help You Get The Best Quote On Homeowners Insurance
Pay attention to the following when you’re applying for quotes:
- Put enough money aside so you can get a higher deductible. This will decrease your yearly premium tremendously!
- Will they give you discounts for installing safety features in your home? (i.e. security systems, fire extinguishers, deadbolts, etc.)
- Don’t make the mistake of buying more coverage than you need. Think about it: why would you want to pay your insurance company for more than your house is worth? At the same time, don’t under-insure your home either. Talk to your insurance agent about replacement cost of your home and all the contents to ensure you have proper coverage.
I can refer you to great insurance agents that I know, like, and trust if you would like ensure you get the best quote on homeowners insurance.