Many people ask if it makes a difference whether they use a captive agent or an independent agent when they purchase their insurance. My answer for the residents of Mesa AZ and everywhere else is, absolutely. By definition, a captive agent can only sell insurance for one carrier, the carrier they work for. This means they can only provide one quote. They represent that carrier to the public.
In contrast to that, an independent agent such as Kent Stewart at Insurance Professionals of Arizona has access to multiple insurance carriers. We represent the client and quote multiple carriers to make sure we find the best coverage at the lowest possible price.
For more information on why you want to use an independent agent take a moment to view this short video that explains more.