BELLEVUE, Wash., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Agent Review (www.agentreview.net) is a free web site launching today to connect consumers with credible education and agent reviews for the insurance industry. The first of its kind, Agent Review brings the models made popular by Yelp and Angie's List to insurance, empowering consumers to more easily navigate complex decisions about their life and health. Consumers can access objective information about insurance, then connect with local professionals based on verified agent reviews.
"80 percent of consumers start their search for insurance online, but are bombarded by an array of web sites, sales pitches, and articles that lead them to believe insurance is simple. The fact is, there is no such thing as simple insurance," said Harley Gordon, Co-Founder and President, Agent Review. "Agent Review provides a trusted resource for consumers to fully understand the complexities of their needs, then find an agent to help address them."
Agent Review features information on different types of insurance, why and when one might need it, and how to cut through the jargon that the Internet throws the public's way. Once educated on their options, consumers can search the nationwide directory for local agents right in their own backyard – instead of relying on a trained representative at a call center miles away. Search criteria include zip code, coverage needs, and other preferences such as language, experience, and more. In addition, consumers can post honest reviews about every agent, offering reliable social feedback to guide their peers' future decisions. Reviews are verified by an authorized third-party service to ensure authenticity and credibility.
For industry professionals, Agent Review provides a much-needed opportunity to restore the agent-consumer relationship, according to Jonas Roeser, Co-Founder and CEO, Agent Review.
"Buying insurance requires a personalized touch that only an agent can provide, and consumers simply aren't getting online," said Roeser. "Agent Review benefits both sides of the equation – providing agents with the exposure of a national platform, and consumers with an opportunity to engage with them directly within a trustworthy setting."
Agents gain instant visibility and credibility with a free listing on Agent Review. For an additional fee, they can enhance their listings with expanded information, client testimonials, images, and video, as well as choose to have their profiles verified by an independent third party for added credibility.
For more information, visit www.agentreview.net.
About Agent Review
Agent Review provides consumers with free access to credible, unbiased insurance education and agent reviews. Like Yelp for insurance, Agent Review empowers consumers to more easily navigate complex decisions about their life and health – because there is no such thing as simple insurance. For industry professionals, Agent Review provides a much-needed opportunity to restore the agent-consumer relationship, offering a national platform to increase visibility and credibility, and engage directly with consumers in a trusted setting. Agent Review is also a proud sponsor of HOMES ON THE RANGE, a one-hour film about caring for our elders, described by Jane Brody of The New York Times as "inspiring" and now airing on public television channels across the U.S. For more information, visit www.agentreview.net.
SOURCE Agent Review