Knowing When to Switch: Finding the Right Insurance Broker for Your Property Portfolio

As a large business engaged in the construction, ownership, and management of numerous commercial properties and apartment buildings, ensuring robust insurance coverage is paramount. However, there may come a time when it’s prudent to reassess your current insurance broker and contemplate a change.

Here’s a guide to recognizing the signs that it might be time to switch brokers and what to look for in a new insurance broker; including three common reasons owners switch brokers:

Changes in Coverage Needs:

As your property portfolio expands or evolves, your insurance needs may change accordingly. If your current broker is unable to adapt and provide the necessary coverage options to meet your evolving requirements, it could be time to explore alternatives. A new broker should offer a comprehensive range of insurance products tailored to your specific industry and risk profile.

Communication Breakdowns:

Effective communication is essential in the insurance brokerage relationship. If you encounter difficulties in reaching your broker, experience delays in responses to inquiries, or notice a lack of proactive communication about policy updates or changes, it may signal a breakdown in the relationship. A reliable broker should prioritize clear, timely communication and maintain an open line of dialogue with their clients.

Personnel Changes:

In some cases, changes in personnel within the brokerage may prompt a reassessment of your broker relationship. For example, if the senior contact at the brokerage, who has been handling your account, is retiring or leaving the brokerage, you may prefer to work with a new broker who can provide continuity of service and understands your unique needs. It’s crucial to ensure that any transition is seamless and that your new broker is experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated to serving your interests.

When selecting a new insurance broker for your property portfolio, consider factors such as their industry experience, range of coverage options, communication style, responsiveness, and pricing transparency. By conducting thorough due diligence and selecting a broker that meets your specific needs, you can ensure that your property portfolio remains adequately protected against unforeseen risks.

With many commercial clients who manage millions and millions of commercial properties from residential buildings to condos to offices, we are experts in working with the insurance companies on behalf of our clients to make sure they get the right coverage at the very best price; making sure valuations are fair and understood by all.  If you have any questions, call the insurance experts at Munn Insurance at 1-855-726-8627.  We’d be happy to help.

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