Keats Insurance Agency, Inc. Review

Keats Insurance Agency, Inc. Review

Keats Insurance Agency, Inc. Review


In this Keats Insurance Agency, Inc. Review, we are talking about an Insurance company that is in Floral Park, NY. They have several branches, but they are based in the state of New York. Keats Insurance Agency, Inc. has been servicing the Floral Park community for over 20 years. Keats Insurance Agency, Inc. is an award winning and nationally recognized insurance services firm built on integrity, personal care and experience.

This Keats Insurance Agency, Inc. Review is part of our attempt to really expand the and diversify the content on the CFRB. We are actively seeking companies that are outside our home state to review. We heard some good things about Keats Insurance Agency, Inc. So, we thought we would put them through the ringer to see if they are CFRB quality.

Keats Insurance Agency, Inc. currently is in good standing with the Better Business Bureau. They hold an A+ rating and an accreditation from them. Both of which are difficult to achieve. There’s a lot of hoops you must jump through to attain such an accreditation. So, the fact they achieved one and have maintained their status is quite impressive and should be noted.


Keats Insurance Agency Review: Services

In terms of the services they offer, It’s pretty straight forward. They offer the services that you would find at almost any other insurance company, but also a few things that not many places offer. They can help you out if you require things like Auto Insurance, Life Insurance, Homeowners Insurance or Business Insurance. They could also help you out with Power Sports Insurance, Car Wash Insurance, Coastal Home Insurance, and few other things. So, it’s a conventional insurance company that has a few extras here and there. Which is kind of cool. They are sort of differentiating themselves from the competition.


Keats Insurance Agency Review: Credibility

Like I mentioned before, Keats Insurance Agency, Inc. Review has received tremendous accolades from some very credible sources, but in writing this Keats Insurance Agency Review I did notice something a bit odd. Their website really isn’t the focal point in terms of their online presence. When following the link the BBB provided, I was taken to a third-party site that seems to host many different companies. Each has their own individual profile. It’s sort of like they took everything that you would put on a website and condensed it to fit a profile. I found it a bit odd, but nothing to be alarmed about. I’d imagine that everything on that profile page is can be read in detail on their actual website.



Keats Insurance Agency Review: Consumer Testimonials

The consumer testimonials I found while writing this Keats Insurance Agency, Inc. Review were from the site that is hosting the company. I am always sort of weary when the only consumer testimonials come from a source that is so directly tied to the company. So, keep that in mind when considering Keats Insurance Agency, Inc. Here is the first testimonial:

“I’ve been working with Carmen over the past year and have had a few challenges to overcome as my situation was not typical. Despite several hurdles that were presented, she could get me the policy I needed with very fair pricing and has always been pleasant and professional to work with. I truly feel like she always had my best interest at heart. I should also mention that they were recommended to me by my family attorney who also said great things about them. Highly recommended…. don’t bother looking any further. I doubt you will find better service!”

Here is another testimonial:

“This Agency and my Agent Eric were wonderful to deal with and I am so happy to have met him. Eric went through my entire portfolio of policies. He did not just ask what I had and gave a quote. His complete review and easy to understand explanations made me understand my policies better than ever before. The best thing that happened was after I changed all my coverages to him. I knew I made the right decision. I am not pay less for my coverage’s, I am getting more value for the coverage’s I need. I will be recommending every person I know.”

I don’t usually include a third, but I felt that I should. This one is negative feedback:

“I have been with the Keats agency for several years for my homeowner’s policy. I customarily do not have to contact them. In my line of work, mortgages, I had to contact them for questions and changes to one of my customers’ accounts. The first woman I dealt with was beyond rude, she had me on hold for over 5 minutes and then disconnected my call. When I called back, she didn’t even apologize. Because of the experience I had, I will be switching to a different agent. It was absurd. This review has no reflection of my actual agent Pete mellides as he is great, but I cannot stay with an agency where the staff is so rude and unaccommodating.”

This is a perfect example of reasonable negative feedback. He recognizes that the issue is not the company, but the employee he dealt with. So hopefully the company corrected that because the employees represent the company. And it would be a shame to have employees like that attached to such a good name.


Keats Insurance Agency Review: Conclusion

In this Keats Insurance Agency, Inc. Review we are giving Keats Insurance Agency, Inc. 4.5 Stars. Let us know in the comment sections below what your thoughts are, or if you have any questions. Check Our Reviews page for more insight into trusted companies.




Shaver Insurance Agency Review 2

Shaver Insurance Agency Review 2

Shaver Insurance Agency Review 2

In this second Shaver Insurance Agency Review, we are talking about an Insurance company located in Fontana, CA that we have talked about before. Back in 2015, they received a 5 Star rating. We will go over their services, track record, consumers testimonials, and at the end we will decide whether they will keep their 5 Star rating with the CFRB. So, let’s begin this second Shaver Insurance Agency Review.


Shaver Insurance Agency Review 2: Refresher

Shaver Insurance Agency has been in Fontana, CA since 1985. Prior to that, it was Washburn Agency. They are a BBB Accredited Company with an A+ rating that apparently has been in business for 32 years. Which is a long time, but from looking at their online activity lately, they don’t appear to be very active. Though, that is something we will discuss later.

Being an Insurance company, they cover a whole spectrum of services. Though I am led to believe in this Shaver Insurance Agency Review that they are most notably known for their life and automobile insurance services. Shaver Insurance Agency services those in need of:

  • Auto Insurance
  • Home Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Mobile Home Insurance
  • RV Insurance
  • Renters Insurance
  • Commercial Auto & Property
  • Mechanical Breakdown Protection
  • Stand Alone Mechanical Breakdown Insurance
  • Life and Health Insurance
  • Trucking Insurance
  • Fleet Insurance
  • Earthquake Insurance

There is an obvious emphasis on helping those insurance their motor vehicles and mobile homes. In writing this second Shaver Insurance Agency Review I found that they really appreciate large things with wheels on them.


Shaver Insurance Agency Review 2: Recent Activity and Credibility

In writing this second Shaver Insurance Agency Review I considered their recent activity online. The internet, while now considered as an essential tool today, can sometimes be a double-edged sword. Giving information, but being misleading and leading people astray. I have noticed a pattern recently with many different companies that have been around for a long time. They hop on board the internet train and then they go dark. There’s a million reason why this happens. In the case of Shaver Insurance Agency in this Shaver Insurance Agency Review, I have noticed the same pattern. Shaver Insurance Agency has allegedly been in Business for 32 years. You would think that would warrant some level of legacy, and yet their activity and web presence has not grown at all since we last reviewed them. If anything, it has shrunk and they have become harder to get information on.

When looking for Shaver Insurance Agency online for this Shaver Insurance Agency Review, I didn’t find much other than their website (which now is apparently is a different one than the one listed on their BBB page), A yelp page with one review, and a listing on the yellow pages websites. Certainly not a whole lot.

Why does this matter? Why do you need to take this into account when looking for the right company to help you out? Companies that have a lot of activity and hundreds of reviews shows transparency, a desire to gain the trust of the consumer, and do right by them. In the last couple of years, we have seen no effort on their part to improve their status.


Shaver Insurance Agency Review 2: Consumer Testimonial

Here is a Shaver Insurance Agency Review on Yelp that was written in 2016. Interestingly enough, the consumer testimonial we found last time is nowhere to be found. Meaning it was either retracted or deleted. Here’s the 2016 Yelp Review:

“I love a home owned business! This place is located down a small street in Fontana and is great! I have been helped with my auto insurance to ensure I have the best coverage at a fair price! Go here when you need help figuring what insurance plan you need!”

So, Shaver Insurance Agency is in someone’s home. Which isn’t necessarily a red flag for new companies, but for a company that has been in business for 32 it sure makes me question what’s going on. It’s certainly new information to us and makes me wonder about the validity of some of their claims.


Shaver Insurance Review 2: Conclusion

So where exactly do we stand with Shaver Insurance Agency? To be honest I am not entirely sure. On one hand, they have received accolades from the Better Business Bureau, but in writing this second review, I was met with many things that contradict their accreditations. Is there evidence of foul play or dishonesty? No, not at all. Though I don’t think I would be first to recommend them anymore. Simply because their presence is vague and slightly all over the place. I want to believe there are trustworthy, but we haven’t heard much from them in a while. And when it’s your money on the line, you must be careful. It’s best to assume the worst and stay safe, then assume the best and get screwed over.

In this Shaver Insurance Review, we are giving Shaver Insurance Agency 4 Stars instead of their previous 5 stars for becoming evidentially more of a coin toss than a sure bet. Let us know in the comment sections below what your thoughts are, or if you have any questions. Check Our Reviews page for more insight into trusted companies. Check our site for reviews of all kind.

Signature One Financial Review: Update

Signature One Financial Review: Update


In this Signature One Financial Review I want to talk about a Full Service Financial Firm that we have reported on in the past. Recently they have upped their game, amplifying their ability to make life easier for consumers across America. Just in case this is your first time tuning in, here’s a little about Signature One Financial in this Signature One Financial Review.

Signature One Financial is a nationwide full service financial firm located in Corona, CA. Signature One Financial takes pride in its approach to make the client’s needs first even when it means recommending a competitor to provide the financial service the client needs. Signature One Financial provides a wide array of financial services to its clients designed to meet their needs by tailoring the financial product around the individual rather than trying to sell a “one size fits all” financial product. Signature One Financial helps clients manage their debt and remove what may be the single biggest roadblock to financial freedom as well as design a retirement income plan utilizing tax advantage income strategies. So that’s a little background on Signature One Financial.


Signature One Financial Review: Transparency

Before I get into the details of what exactly Signature One Financial does in this Signature One Financial Review, I just want to talk about something that is incredible important. Signature One Financial has continued to cooperate and work with us, allowing us to conduct our extensive reviews. They have been completely transparent during the process of each Signature One Financial Reviews we have conducted. The level of transparency they give is not something we encounter all the time. Maybe only a handful of times this has happened with other companies. That’s why we continually give them 5 star ratings.


Signature One Financial Review: Services Provided

So now that we have covered the basic for those who many not be the most familiar with this company, we can now move onto more of the nitty gritty. The services provided by Signature One Financial.

So, what does being a full service financial firm mean? Well, it essentially means what you think it might means. They can pretty much help you with anything that is finance related. Do you have a massive amount of debt, and a need a solution? Signature One Financial can help you find one. Are you in the market for purchasing life insurance? Signature One Financial can help you. Are you beginning to thinking about your future, and where you should be putting your money? Signature One Financial have certified financial planners who have been working in the field for years. Here’s a list of some of the major services that Signature One Financial offers:

  • Debt Free Solutions
  • Emergency Savings
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Medicare for Seniors
  • Retirement Planning
  • Fixed & Market Based Strategies
  • Personal Loans

One thing to note, all their business with insurance goes through Acquire Capital Insurance Services. A company that we believe to be trusted. Investment Advisory services are provided by Acquire Capital Management, Inc. 


Signature One Financial Review: Consumer Testimonials

Here’s a couple of consumer testimonials that confirms what we have been saying in this Signature One Financial Review.

“I got a personal unsecured loan from Signature One for 35k which i used to pay off my credit cards. My score was in the low 600’s i think bellow 630. my rate was 12% but I saved over 120 per month compared to my credit cards and my term was for 3 years. The Signature one agent said that was because their loan was simple interest not compound like my credit cards.”

“I have enrolled in this program through Signature One Financial with many doubts but so far, one out of my five credit card debts have been settled and the process was explained to me very thoroughly by my agent Chris Gaukler and everyone has been very understanding and patient. I’m hoping that everything will continue to go as smoothly as it has been and hopefully I will be debt free soon.”


Signature One Financial Review: Conclusions

In this Signature One Financial Review, The CFRB gives this Company 5 stars. Check Our Reviews page for more insight into trusted companies. Check our site for reviews of all kind. It’s great place to become more knowledgeable about the world of finance, and will shed some light on some of the scams out there. Check out the previous post by clicking here.

All in all, If you are looking for a company to help you out with some major financial decisions in your life, check out Signature One Financial.

Farr & Associates Review: 3 Stars

Farr & Associates Review: Introduction

In This Review of Farr & Associates we bring to you an Insurance company that is based in the city of Santa Barbara, CA. Farr & Associates is a firm with broad-based professional knowledge that offers insurance products, financial services, and employee benefits plans best suited to the individual needs of their clients. Their approach is pretty straight forward: it’s all about service. Through the knowledge and professionalism of their staff, they develop strategies tailored to their customers’ particular insurance needs. In reviewing Farr & Associates, we found that they have something in common with every striving company out there. They have a set of goals that they constantly try to achieve not only in every business transaction they do, but in the general operations of their company as well. The first goal is to be good at what they do and to be recognized leaders in their area of specialization. The second Goals is to have their clients enjoy doing business with them. The third goal is to deliver products and services as promised. The final and probably most important goal is to give back to the communities they serve. Truthfully, most of the time, companies state they have goals such as these just to attract customers. It’s not an actual guarantee of what you’ll find when working with this company.


 Farr & Associates Review:Team & Services

In Reviewing Farr & Associates, we took at a look a the main staff that is heading up the company. A company is always sort of a reflection of the leadership. Take a pirate ship for example. The Pirate ship is only a pirate ship because it is being run by pirates. Take away the pirates, its just a ship. So you can always tell by the leadership that is spear heading the company what they are all about. Judging by what their website says, The core team is fairly credible, and seems to have a good head on their shoulders. Each Description that is attached to one of the team members consist of a long list of degrees and accreditation they have received over the course of their professional life.

Farr & Associates offers a number of different services to the public. In Reviewing them, we found that they are not just a one trick pony. No, and anyone who thinks that is quite mistaken. They offer services ranging from Group Health Insurance to Individual Health Insurance, and pretty much everything in between. So what sets them apart from the regular run of the mill insurance company? To be completely honesty, not a whole lot. They offer most of the same services every other insurance company will offer you. So why even bother talking about Farr & Associates? Well, what attracted us to them was their A+ rating on one of the most credible websites out there; the Better Business Bureau. If you’re not familiar with the Better Business Bureau, it’s incredibly hard to achieve a rating of A+. They have rigorous requirement and constant check up to make sure that the companies that hold their accreditation are up to Parr. Purely for the benefit of the consumer. So it’s definitely noteworthy when an average company like Farr & Associates get such a rating.


Farr & Associates Review: Web Presence & Testimonial

In reviewing Farr & Associates, we found it to be kind of tough to find to find them. this was due to the fact that they have almost the same exact name as another insurance company called “Farr Associates.” So it’s a sort of a classic case of finance companies and their lack of creativity when it comes to branding and things of that nature. This proved to be incredibly difficult when it came to finding things like reviews from credible sources.I was under the impression that we could find reviews for such a credible company, but we were unable to. We thought that we had found their yelp page, but it turned out to be the page belonging to Farr Associates. Other than the lack of online credibility, which we found to be rather odd considering that that company has been around for a while, the website that Farr & Associates has is very user-friendly and should do the trick for anyone looking to gain more info about the company.


Farr & Associates Review: Can We Recommend?

I cannot honestly say that this is a company that I would recommend personally or professionally. They seem to have all their duck in order on paper, but they have absolutely nothing backing them up other than the A+ rating on the BBB. Which I am certainly not looking over, but I wouldn’t put money on this company if I had to. I think they are definitely worth taking a look at if you’re interested and live in the areas in which they operate. Who knows, maybe you’ll be the first to give this company a review online. So, like always approach with caution, but don’t be afraid of doing business with a company you’re not entirely familiar with.  In this Farr& Associates Review.  the CFRB gives this Insurance Company 3 stars. Check our resources page for a list of trusted companies, which have received 4 stars or better. Check Our Reviews page for more insight into trusted companies. Check our site for other  Life Insurance reviews. its great place to become more knowledgeable about the world of finance, and will shed some light on some of the scams out there.





Stromsoe Insurance Agency Review

Stromsoe Insurance Agency Review

In this Stromsoe Insurance Agency Review we take a look at an Insurance that has been servicing the community since 1977. Currently located in Murrieta, CA, Stromsoe Insurance Agency has been taking care of folks on all fronts. Stromsoe Insurance Agency offer a wide of services. From Auto & Home to Business & Life Insurance. Since the Time Stromsoe Insurance Agency opened their door till today, the business is still being run by the Stromsoe Family. You don’t come across a lot of family run companies nowadays with this kind of success that have really maintained a real personal relationship with consumers. Usually by this point a company sort of shifts it’s priorities. They see they have some success, and monetize everything they have built. In doing that, they completely forget what brought them that success in the first place. Honesty, Transparency, and respect for the consumers and their needs. Fortunately, Stromsoe Insurance Agency hasn’t lost sight of that. Stromsoe Insurance Agency is booming and their relationship with consumers is stronger than ever.

Stromsoe Insurance Agency: Web Presence

I found it incredibly difficult to find negative reviews online for Stromsoe Insurance agency. The second you type in their name on google. You are flooded with people raving about their services and customer care. You also see a number of 5 star ratings. One of which is from probably one the most credible sources out there, Yelp. Earning a 5 start rating on yelp is a pretty big deal. We took a look at a number of consumers testimonies, and they were mostly resounding. One in particular stood out to us. A customer of over 25 years talking about they has used Stromsoe Insurance Agency to insure pretty much everything. They go on to rave about the team Stromsoe Insurance Agency have there and says they will rid you of all your insurance headaches. I think it’s safe to say that this person is definitely an advocate for Stromsoe Insurance Agency.  What caught my attention was not this person’s enthusiasm, but the fact that he’s been with Stromsoe Insurance Agency for 25 years. That says to me that Stromsoe Insurance Agency are consistent and relentless in providing excellent customer experiences. That’s a big deal. Usually you see companies have slip ups here and there, especially when they’ve been in business as long as Stromsoe Insurance Agency has.

Stromsoe Insurance Agency: Conclusion

Overall, Stromsoe Insurance Agency seems to be pretty legit. Stromsoe Insurance Agency is so far the only company I know to deliver on their promises. The only thing I found to be sort of off putting would have to be there website. It’s sort of looks like they made it in the 90’s and never changed it. It’s pretty horrendous, and they would probably benefit from updating it. They’d also benefit greatly from joining social media sites. It’s a great platform to interact with your consumers. In this Stromsoe Insurance Agency Review, the CFRB gives this Insurance Company a 4 star rating. Check Our Resources page for a list of trusted companies, which have received 4 stars or better. Check OurReviews page for more insight into trusted companies.


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American Family Insurance Review

In this American Family Insurance Review,  we take a look at an Insurance Company that offers essentially every kind of insurance, but it really known for their auto insurance services. For over 80 year, American Family Insurance has strived to give it’s customers a peace of mind by making their insurance experience easy and convenient. They are located throughout 19 states and serve as local expert and trusted advisers. American Family Insurance seems like stand up company.  Everything from their mission statement to their costumer reviews listed on their website leads us to believe that this Insurance company is doing right by consumers. Yet, we couldn’t seem to shake a funny feeling we were having initially. So we did a little digging. What we found surprised us greatly. We found a whpping 123 complaints about American Family Insurance. “Unbelievable,” we said. “They have the word ‘Family’ in their name. Surely we can trust them.” Well apparently not. Now we don’t want to jump the gun here and assume that we understand the entirety of the situation, because we don’t. We just thought that it would be best if you were aware of what people are saying online.

There’s a common theme we found when sifting through consumer reports. Many reported terrible customer service experiences, and a lack on competence from the representatives. Almost all reports suggest avoiding American Family Insurance. One Consumer said, “After more that 4 decades with a different insurer, I switched to American Family Insurance. The biggest mistake of my adult life! The staff and Agency owners were incompetent liars, and it was impossible to get them to communicate. I caution anyone who is contemplating business with American Family Insurance.” Sort of sounds like they’ve got bratty children running things at American Family Insurance. I think at the core this is a good company. That really does strive to some extent. So I don’t question the morals and intent of American Family Insurance. It just sounds like they need some restructuring and a little change in their staff roster. They operate in 19 states. That’s quite a lot of employees to manage. I’m sure people do things that effect the company negatively, and get away with it. Which is wrong, but you’ll find that everywhere you go. scumbags who have no appreciation for anything. I don’t see a company that is doomed. I see a company that can have a future, but that all depends on their ability to refocus their entire company the beliefs and morals that launched them so many years ago. We will be keeping an eye on American Family Insurance. For know, we recommend you stay away.

In this review of American Family Insurance, The CFRB gives this Life Insurance company company a 1 star rating. Check Our Resources page for a list of trusted companies, which have received 4 stars or better. Check OurReviews page for more insight into trusted companies.


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