The one thing that always comes up when we talk about perpetuation planning is taxes.
For those of you who might not know us, we've bought 6 books of business in the last two years.
Selling your insurance agency doesn't happen overnight. It's a long process, and for most people, they don't really know if they're ready to sell. Even agents in their 70s or 80s are questioning.
For my guys and gals who have narrowed down the retirement possibilities and want to sell, we need to talk about something really important: your book's value. So, today we're going to help you.
Coming up with a succession plan – and ultimately a retirement plan – is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life, especially as an independent insurance agent. Your book of business can.
AEP is over! As I talk to agents, a lot of the older guys say that they don't want to go through another AEP. Now that the dust has settled from a busy fourth quarter, this felt like the perfect time.
When you've been building your book of business for years, or even decades, it's really hard to know when it's time to sell. You have relationships with your clients, and you've invested everything.
Steve Hughes just turned 72 and has sold insurance for over 45 years. As of 2019, he is officially retired and has sold his book of business to his FMO, New Horizons Insurance Marketing. "You can't.
It sounds like the popular opinion on the street is that letting your book of business die out and then living off the renewals is the best way to retire. This is the worst advice I've ever heard.
Jeff and I have purchased two books of business within the last year and a half or so, and we've also planned out our personal succession plans. Retirement planning is something that's on our minds.