Agent Spotlight - Shane Stolzer, The Stolzer Agency
In our latest agent spotlight we’re featuring Shane Stolzer of the Stolzer Agency in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania. We asked Shane a few questions about his agency, his customers and what he enjoys doing in his free time.
How long have you been in Insurance?
I’ve worked in insurance for 16 year and opened my own agency in 2014.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I love helping people and bettering their coverage and I love to offer advice to customers.
What advice would you have for someone entering the industry?
All the hard work will pay off. Have faith and hang in there. Also, listening to customers is very important in order to help them.
What do you like to do in your off time?
I love playing golf and try to squeeze in at least 9 holes whenever possible. Among others, I’ve played Marion Golf Club (home of the U.S. Open), Plainfield Country Club and Osprey Point Golf Course. One day I plan to play Pebble Beach and Whistling Straits.
Shane is pictured with his wife Nicole. She works in the insurance agency and also runs Stolzer Travel Agency.
Visit Shane Stolzer at The Stolzer Agency, 644 Germantown Pike, Unit 3A, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444.
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1. Domain Name
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2. Website Hosting
Web hosting services give business owners the support and tools they need to build a website on their own or you can pay to have someone host and build the website for you.
3. Website Builder
The website builder or website designer is responsible for creating your website.
4. High Quality Images Related To Your Lines of Business, Services, Your Agency, Your Staff
Your website should look professional and include high quality images that are associated with your lines of business, services and agency.
5. Lead Generating Quote Forms
Quote forms should be easy to locate on your website and include forms for all the lines of business your agency writes.
6. SEO Optimized Content
Your website should be clear and concise and include descriptions of everything you offer. The content must contain keywords to generate organic search results for your agency’s website.
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Vikki Thomas has been working in the insurance industry since 1995. Vikki has worked for several carriers in customer service, quality assurance, underwriting, product management and marketing. Vikki has worked at AccuAgency since 2008.