Our agents give you advice if you’re considering Firefly

We feel we have a good thing going here. But more important than what we say is what our agents say. Watch this short video to see what their advice is to people who are considering working with Firefly:     Why not learn more? Click the “Become an Agent” button on the top right of this page, and […]

How did Firefly help Mary make a $4,500 sale?

There’s nothing quite as fun as making a sale or as discouraging as losing one. We know from experience that training is important. But no matter how well you’ve been trained, the experience of writing your first few policies with a company would still be difficult if you had to do it on your own. […]

What are your “What ifs?”

When you’re thinking about becoming an independent agent, your mind is full of “what ifs.” What if you don’t make a change? What if you’re a producer (whether captive or independent) and your agency is sold, or the principal agent retires or dies? What if your commissions get cut? Or your rates go up? Does this agent’s experience […]

To fee, or not to fee? (That is an EASY question!)

Starting a one-match fire: Thanks to my mom, I’m an Eagle Scout.  I guess you might say SHE is an Eagle Scout. And I have two brothers who are also Eagle Scouts, so she accomplished the feat three times! Not everything I learned in the Scouting program has stuck with me over the years, but […]

What do successful Firefly agents have in common?

The most successful Firefly agents are the ones who have solved the “marketing” problem, and are looking to solve the “market” problem. For example, watch what these two agents say about the frustration they felt before they started with Firefly:   Does their experience seem familiar to you? Both of them had plenty of people […]

You’re not a good fit for Firefly if . . .

The more options you learn about as you figure out how to start your independent insurance agency, the more you might feel like these guys: You may have talked with a person or organization that’s tried to convince you that they’re exactly what you need. You perceive a difference between your goals and their model and […]

An agent’s praise for TJ, personal lines trainer

Getting started with us in personal lines is a critical time for you as a new agent. You need good information, training, and help with issuing business. Firefly’s trainers not only know what to do, and can show you how to do it, they’re also a pleasure to work with. We think Firefly’s a great company not […]

In just months, this agent is on his way to $1M in premium.

Texas agent Rudy Mendez started with Firefly only a few months ago. He’s already written over $250,000 in premium and he’s aiming for $1 million by the end of the year. Why has he gotten off to such a great start? A big reason is that Rudy had figured out how to market to people.  […]

What about writing in multiple states?

Many Firefly agents are licensed and writing business in multiple states. This video shows how that works, and why carriers want to see a good plan for growth in non-resident states:     Want to learn more? Get our free ebook, which answers many of your most frequently asked questions.  

. . . E, I, E&O

No-one is surprised to learn that we require each agent to carry errors and omissions (E&O) insurance. People are sometimes surprised that we require them to buy their E&O policy through Firefly. The reason behind this requirement is well-illustrated by an experience we once had with a commercial insurance policy. The story: A few years […]

An agent tells the story of the one that DIDN’T get away.

THE CHALLENGE “This was the most unique house that I have ever come across.” That’s saying something, especially coming from Firefly agent John Hogan, who has a background in both insurance and construction. “Placing this policy was a big challenge. I couldn’t have done it without the help I got from Sam and the carrier. […]

What makes me a good fit for Firefly?

Do you remember playing dodge-ball as a kid? Two team captains would stand apart from the crowd and go through an intense selection process, naming players one by one to join them. Depending on who you were, the process of choosing teams was either validating or awkward. via GIPHY The kids who got picked first […]

Is the grass greener on the independent side?

Whether you are captive or new to the business you may wonder if the grass is actually greener on the independent side, and if so, how much greener? And what about the weeds? No two agencies are the same, so the answer to the question really depends on you.  Perhaps the experiences of two agents […]

Why do insurance agents fail? (With impressive fail gifs)

They say that failure isn’t fatal. However, it can still hurt! When you go independent, we want to help you steer clear of failure so that you can avoid pain and achieve success. Read on to discover common reasons independent agents fail and how to avoid the sting of these traps. Reason #1: They have […]

What do agents say about ongoing support from Firefly?

Few things focus the mind like trying to make a sale, or retain a customer. In those moments, you may need someone’s help to get it done. You might need help with a specific underwriting issue, or knowing which carrier to put a piece of business with. The Firefly team is here to help you […]

New agent hits his sales goal in his first month!

“Working with Firefly is the best business decision I’ve ever made. After 10 years in this industry, I can honestly say I have finally found the exact setup I was looking for.” So says William Pittman, just one month into his experience as a Firefly agent. Why? Because he’s already reached the monthly written-premium goal […]

About Producers and Locations

Sometimes people gauge success by their number of locations. This is because in business it is often thought that the more locations you have, the more money you will make. So it will not surprise anyone to learn that two common questions we get are “can I have more than one location?” and “can I […]

What makes Firefly Insurance Agency different?

There are a lot of companies that can get agents appointed with insurance carriers. You may be wondering what makes Firefly different from those companies. And our answer is… “We’re an Agency, not an Aggregator!” The majority of the companies helping agents get appointed are aggregators, but Firefly is an actual agency with locations across […]

If you want to sell commercial insurance, you need to specialize.

You’re sitting in a lounge chair at your town’s public pool and suddenly see your daughter running toward you with a hand on her ear and tears streaming down her face. Alarmed, you ask what happened. She says some boys who were throwing a tennis ball hit her ear with the ball while she was […]