Too many people will find the most obscure, no-name insurance companies in order to get the cheapest deal and find out later that the company doesn’t pay on insurance claims!
Bottom Line: It’s a great idea to apply for online quotes from different companies, but before you move forward make sure you look up consumer opinions to make sure the company is legit!
Don’t worry if you find a company with a couple of bad reviews/complaints… any insurance company that’s been around for a while will have a number of complaints. (They just won’t be nearly as many as the truly “bad” ones!)
Tips To Help You Get The Best Possible Rate
Pay attention to the following when you’re applying for quotes:
- Try to put enough money aside so you can get a higher deductible. This will decrease your yearly premium tremendously!
- Will they give you discounts for installing safety features in your home? (i.e. security systems, fire extinguishers, deadbolts, etc.)
- Don’t make the mistake of buying more coverage than you need. Think about it: why would you want to pay your insurance company for more than your house is worth? At the same time, don’t under-insure your home either. It pays to get an appraisal of just what it would cost to rebuild your home if disaster strikes.