Title: Insurance Sales Agent  Job Status: Full Time/Hourly

Department: HomeFirst Reports to: Manager

Work Schedule: Flexible Amount of Travel Required: 0%

POSITION SUMMARY:

Insurance Sales Agents are responsible for making daily outbound sales calls and answering inbound sales calls in order to offer HomeFirst insurance quotes to prospective new customers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform outbound call prospecting; contacting potential customers, identifying needs, assuring qualification and closing sales.

  • Answer calls, prepare and underwrite quotes generated from incoming sales calls.

  • Maintain follow up bucket in an effort to continue to drive the sales process and closeout completed sales.

  • Underwrite policies with a fair and objective process that protects the company and provides correct and adequate coverage for our customers.

  • Gather and maintain records, files and additional underwriting exhibits such as pictures and appraisals.

  • Prepare and email quotes from potential customers requesting quotes via HomeFirst Agency website.

  • Help prepare and maintain marketing materials for various sales and mailing campaigns.

  • Communicate with Vanderbilt and other outside lenders to facilitate processes after the sale.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    BENEFITS:

  • 401(K) includes 100% company match of the first 4%

  • Medical and Dental Plan with Prescription Coverage and Vision

  • Paid Time Off and holidays

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Wellness Programs and On-site workout facility

  • On-site restaurant

  • BONUSES!!!

    QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED required. Some college or insurance training would be helpful.

  • Currently possess an active TN Property and Casualty License. Life licensing is a plus. This includes attending required time at Insurance School and passing the state exam. Continued education is also required.

  • Must possess the ability to clearly communicate with customers, peers and superiors alike, explaining complex concepts and addressing numerous concerns from potential clients.

  • An Agent must be able to manage many tasks simultaneously, be an expert time manager, self-sufficient and able to work with minimal to no supervision.

  • Outbound sales, cold-calling and telephone prospecting skills are bolstered by clear speaking ability, creative conversation, empathetic and active listening skills and deductive/investigative reasoning abilities.

  • An Agent is expected to complete underwriting on policies that are going to be issued. This requires insightful thinking and deductive reasoning abilities.

  • Flexible and adaptive to change. An Agent must be able to anticipate potential problems and develop solutions rapidly.

  • Possess organization and follow-up skills.

  • AS400, Excel, Word and Link experience a plus.