Many times there is a choice between supporting and utilizing the services of either a large corporation or a small locally owned business. Besides supporting your local community, there are usually several other advantages to supporting your local folks.
Customer service is usually better. You are a more important customer when you are 1 of 1000 instead of 1 of 10,000,000. You can have a personal relationship with the owner of a local business, belong to the same clubs, go to the same church or synagogue, eat at the same restaurants and attend the same functions. Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents.
When asked to name our favorite restaurant, cafe, or shop, we almost always cite a unique local business (look at the results in any “Best of” polls as proof). We embrace the idea of distinctive businesses with local character, but often forget their survival depends on our patronage. It is easy for us to get so consumed by efficiency that we forget how much of our lives we spend eating out, shopping, and doing other business. We owe it to ourselves to consider the quality of our experience, and ask if we benefit when we choose a community-based small business title insurance agency.
Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class. Plus, the success of locally owned, independent businesses provides real-life inspiration to our young people.
The title insurance business is no different. There are large direct operations of the biggest underwriters who compete with their own agents in all the metropolitan areas.
Please support your local title insurance agency, you will not be sorry!