While many homes can be sufficiently covered by standard homeowners’ insurance, there are other homes that need a much larger policy. A luxury home, for example, may have amenities that would cost much more than what would be found in other homes. It’s important to have the right policy, the right agent, and also a reputable carrier who will be able to handle your unique needs.
What Is Luxury Home Insurance?
Luxury home insurance doesn’t really exist. It is basically an identifying term that is used to describe a policy issued for a home with a value greater than $200,000 or higher. Most homes in America are valued at $200,000 or less, making it easier for captive agents. These agents normally work for carriers like State Farm, Progressive, and Allstate, just to name a few. They don’t have the resources to insure homes of a much greater value.
Shopping for Home Insurance
When you are shopping for luxury homeowners’ insurance, it’s essential that you understand certain specifics, especially those that revolve around exclusions, endorsements, and coverage limits. You need to have an insurance agent on your side that you can trust. They have the information you need to make informed decisions when you are looking for the right type and amount of luxury homeowners’ insurance.
Carriers and Coverages for Luxury Homes
Luxury homeowners fall into a special category. Special coverages are required from carriers that have the means to protect homes that have a much higher value. Because both the coverage and the carriers are unique, you need to be able to identify which ones can offer you the right insurance solution for your home. You have many options available to you. The key is choosing the right one.
Which Agents Can Cover Luxury Homes?
A captive agent only offers policies from one carrier. An independent agent can provide policy options from multiple carriers. In most cases, an independent agent is more likely to be able to provide you with the specialized coverage you need to protect your home sufficiently. Reviewing your policy with your agent will help you find a more appropriate source of coverage if you feel your current policy is insufficient. When an agent performs a review, the ultimate goal is to adjust your coverage so that it is more in line with what you actually need.
Reasons to Switch Policies
It’s not a good idea to stay with an agent because you have known them for years. You need to work with an agent who is capable of meeting your needs. If you find that the value of your home has changed dramatically, you need to have your existing policy reviewed. If the adjustments are more extensive than your current policy or agent can accommodate, it’s time to switch policies so you have the amount of coverage you need through a carrier and agent you know can handle the higher coverage.
Review Your Homeowners Insurance Policy with J Archer Insurance Group
If you need to review your homeowners’ policy and possibly upgrade to a luxury one, you have to talk to professionals. Contact the agents at the J. Archer Insurance Group. We have the skills and financial resources that will allow you to get the coverage you need to protect your home sufficiently. Schedule your appointment to review your policy as soon as possible.