What's up Jump In Nation! We've got another special edition of #JumpIn Stories today, where I get the opportunity to interview a KEY member of my team in Indianapolis. John Engelke is my insurance agent, and he's been instrumental in analyzing properties for me and insuring them. His communication is TOP NOTCH, he's VERY responsive, and that's what I appreciate most from John as an out-of-state investor.
He's also often been the first person on the ground in Indianapolis to check out potential investments for me and to send photos.
John, tell us a little about yourself.
I relocated from Las Vegas to Indianapolis 5 years ago to marry my high school sweetheart, and couldn’t be happier that I did.
How did you get into the insurance industry?
After taking an early retirement from a major paper company, I quickly realized that golf was not going to be enough. I had been interested in the insurance industry for many years, and thanks to a good friend decided to give it a try. The rest is history.
How long have you been in the insurance business?
Over 10 years now.
What’s the most important thing investors need to know about insurance?
Protecting your financial risk couldn’t be more important. Not only should you properly protect the investment, but your liability as well.
What are some things investors overlook when it comes to insurance?
Protecting the full replacement value of the property.
What do you pride yourself in as an insurance agent?
It’s all about educating clients so they can make an informed decision. Insurance is not just about the numbers, but protecting the future of those I deal with.
You’ve often driven out to properties before I even get them under contract to give me an accurate quote. I can’t thank you enough for that! Describe a moment when you went above and beyond for a client.
The goal is to always go above and beyond. I’m an insurance customer and I know how I want to be taken care of, my clients should expect nothing less.
What are some of your long-term goals?
My long term business goals are to continue to educate, and help clients properly protect their major investments.
What’s your greatest piece of real estate advice?
If you can make it work it is best to physically take a look at the property. Many rely on others to do this for them, which can work, but how many end up with a property that is much less than expected.
How can people contact you if they have any questions or want more information about your services?
They can simply give me a call, or of course an email is a great way to start the conversation.
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And there you have it folks! Check out these key takeaways: