There are certain gadgets and sites that professionals in this industry simply can’t afford to miss.
While virtually any insurance agent will agree that face to face interaction remains a vital component of the way they do business, at the same time, it can’t be denied that mobile technology gadgets are also playing a role that cannot be ignored.
Personalized interaction is critical when doing business with clients, but mobile tech keeps agents ever connected.
The way that insurance agents do business has undergone a massive shift over the last decade, as it has moved from an interaction with clients that was primarily in-person or over the phone, to one that must be integrated with online and mobile technology based features. Consumers are looking for a broader experience, and while they do still want to communicate directly with their agents, they also expect those professionals to be able to accomplish a great deal more, no matter when or where they may be.
Becoming an insurance agent now involves entering into a partnership with mobile technology.
While smartphones are the central component of this mobile tech partnership, it extends beyond that level to include a few other devices, as well. Whether the agent is communicating directly with customers, keeping up with the latest insurance news, reading blogs, or watching industry podcasts, this cannot all be accomplished from a desktop, if that professional intends to be able to keep up with the rest of the day, as well.
Therefore, many insurance agents now include a number of gadgets as a part of their complete toolkit, including smartphones, tablets, and portable battery chargers, to ensure that they not only have the devices that they need, but also enough power to run them for as long as they are needed.
The insurance industry is now evolving as rapidly as the mobile technology that is used by its members. The coming years will be interesting to watch as additional gadgets such as wearables make their way into this space. It will also be important to observe the way that professionals such as agents use these devices to connect, but how they discover ways to disconnect, as well.