What We Look For And Expect of Our Agents
At Farmers, we seek out and select the highest quality people. Our expectations are challenging and demanding, and we recognize that this career is not for everyone. But, for those equal to the challenge, this is one of the best entrepreneurial opportunities in America.
While there are many variables that will determine the success of an agent, there are specific characteristics that most of our successful agents possess. Therefore, when selecting agent candidates, we look for those individuals who are:
- Ethical and honest
- Confident and poised
- Financially stable
- Dedicated to success
If you meet most of these characteristics, then there is a good chance that you belong with Farmers.
Agent Selection Process
The first step in becoming a Farmers Agent is to participate in a series of interviews with the District Manager and staff. The purpose of the pre-selection interviews is to provide you with additional information and details about Farmers Agency opportunities. We also utilize the pre-selection interview to gather information about you to help evaluate your ability to become a Farmers Agency Manager.
Following the pre-selection interviews, we will begin an evaluation of your personal traits, experiences, and personality to better determine your aptitude, characteristics, and basic skills needed to become a successful Farmers Agency Manager.
The next step provided a mutual agreement is made is to submit your application to the company for their approval. Once the company has approved your application, you will need to secure your insurance licenses with the state.
With the help of your District Manager, you will create a plan to work your way through the licensing process, Reserve Program and to obtain your goal as a Career Farmers Agent.
You will need to attend pre-licensing education to secure your Auto, Fire, Life, and Health licenses.
After you complete your pre-licensing classes, you will be ready to take, and pass, your state insurance exams for Auto, Fire, Life and Health. After passing your exams and receiving your license, you will be appointed by Farmers as a Reserve Agent.