Insurance Agents Get an Edge With NetQuote University

NetQuote is Helping its Member Agents Exceed Year-End Sales Goals

DENVER, Oct. 27, 2008 -- NetQuote Inc., the industry's premier insurance lead provider, is helping its member agents exceed year-end sales goals with the launch today of, a free interactive resource for improving close rates.

"Many new agents work on their own with little guidance or opportunity to receive valuable coaching," said Jennifer Bergner, NetQuote agent marketing director. "This is a great way for them to access the knowledge of seasoned agents, identify their strengths, and improve their close and cross-sell rates no matter where they are doing business."

As an online destination for consumers, NetQuote is widely known as the Internet's top source for unbiased, independent insurance quotes. In addition to having the industry's highest aggregate close rate, NetQuote boasts the Web's largest network of local agents. Each month, more than 600,000 consumers fill out requests for quotes from all the top insurance companies on

Now, in addition to quality leads, NetQuote helps agents and brokers learn the latest proven methods for growing their business using a series of tools, tips and strategies. In 30 minutes on, agents can:

  • Learn how to earn a positive ROI with online leads.
  • Watch video testimonials from real agents, with advice on making online leads an essential part of their business.
  • Create downloadable e-mail templates and pitches, personalized to their individual strengths.
  • Review actual leads and learn to identify critical elements before calling a prospect.
  • Practice listening skills to identify when to ask for the sale and how to close the deal.
  • Learn to overcome common sales objections and improve their overall close rates and cross-sell rates.

"We wanted to provide our agents with these resources in a fun way," Bergner said. "There are interactive games, video, competitions between agents for best scores. They're even entered to win a golf and spa trip for two just by completing the course." is free to NetQuote members. For more information on the program or becoming an agent member, please call 888-771-5909.

About NetQuote, Inc.
NetQuote ® is the Internet's most popular comparison insurance Web site, connecting consumers with multiple insurance agents who compete for their business. Since 1989, NetQuote has connected more than 20 million people to the Web's largest network of local insurance agents and national insurance carriers. NetQuote saves consumers time and money with objective insurance information and comparison shopping services for auto, home, renters, health, life and business insurance via NetQuote partners with the nation's top insurance carriers including Allstate ®, Nationwide ®, AIG ® and Progressive ® to make sure consumers get the right policy at the best price.