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Insurance Sales Agent

Clayton Homes

Clayton Homes

Sales & Business Development
Maryville, TN, USA
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2023

Title: Insurance Sales Agent

Job Status: Full Time/Hourly

Department: Sales

Reports to: Sales Team Leader

Campus Workstyle: Remote Optimal

Amount of Travel Required: None


The Insurance Sales Agents position exists to make daily outbound sales calls, answer inbound sales calls/referrals, respond to web leads, and to offer insurance quotes to prospective new customers through the many top carriers we represent.


  • Performs outbound call prospecting, contacting potential customers, identifying needs, assuring qualification, and closing sales.
  • Answers calls, prepare and underwrite quotes generated from incoming sales calls.
  • Maintains follow up bucket to continue to drive the sales process and closeout completed sales.
  • Underwrites policies with a fair and objective process that protects the company and provides correct and adequate coverage for our customers.
  • Gathers and maintains records, files, and additional underwriting exhibits such as pictures and appraisals.
  • Prepares and email quotes from potential customers requesting quotes via HomeFirst Agency website.
  • Helps prepare and maintain marketing materials for various sales and mailing campaigns.
  • Communicates with Vanderbilt and other outside lenders to facilitate processes after the sale.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED required. Some college or insurance training would be helpful.
  • Must have or be able to obtain TN Property & Casualty Insurance License within 90 days. Life licensing is a plus. This includes attending required time at Insurance School and passing the state exam. Continued education is also required.
  • Must possess the ability to clearly communicate with customers, peers, and superiors alike, explaining complex concepts and addressing numerous concerns from potential clients.
  • An Agent must be able to manage many tasks simultaneously, be an expert time manager, self-sufficient and able to work with minimal to no supervision.
  • Outbound sales, cold-calling and telephone prospecting skills are bolstered by clear speaking ability, creative conversation, empathetic and active listening skills, and deductive/investigative reasoning abilities.
  • An Agent is expected to complete underwriting on policies that are going to be issued. This requires insightful thinking and deductive reasoning abilities.
  • Flexible and adaptive to change. An Agent must be able to anticipate potential problems and develop solutions rapidly.
  • Possess organization and follow-up skills.
  • AS400, Excel, Word, and Link experience a plus.


  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.
  • Constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a telephone, calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Ability to talk and type at the same time.
  • 90% communication methods completed over the phone. Must be able to exchange accurate information at all times.
  • Ability to identify and assess account status and determine appropriate process.
  • Constantly works in an indoor temperature controlled, sealed window office environment, or flexibility to work from home.


  • Work-life balance
  • Community philanthropy
  • Collaborative and energetic work environment- teamwork
  • Professional development and promotion opportunities- culture of mentoring
  • Medical and Dental Plan with Prescription Coverage and Vision
  • Paid time off days (PTO) and holidays
  • 401(K) includes 100% company match of the first 4%
  • Wellness Programs and On-site workout facility
  • Tuition Assistance
  • On-site restaurant
  • Generous BONUSES!!
Here are some more reasons to choose HomeFirst Agency!
• A Berkshire Hathaway Company – an integrity-based organization offering unlimited career growth
• Full-time team members have the flexibility to create their own health, dental, and vision benefits package. HomeFirst Agency provides competitive 401(k) programs, including investment options and company matching for full and part time employees after one year to help our team members achieve their financial goals. Additional benefits include paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, Employee Assistance Programs, and more.
• As part of HomeFirst’s commitment to Opening Doors to a Better Life, HFA is now providing paid time for Team Members to volunteer to causes that are meaningful to them through the Clayton Impact program.
• At HFA, we encourage holistic wellness with physical, nutritional, social, financial, spiritual, and occupational programs available online or in-person for team members.
• Our newly renovated Home Office campus offers an onsite restaurant, onsite fitness facility with full gym, in-person and virtual workout classes, yoga/barre studio, volleyball, and basketball courts, walking paths, and a disc golf course.
HomeFirst Agency is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. HomeFirst Agency is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.
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