Leadership

At A Time Of Fast-Moving Parts, Choose Partners Who Get You

As a homebuilder, your focus is on helping make a family’s dream come true. Any potential delay – including those at the closing table – is an impact to your business.

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Leadership

At A Time Of Fast-Moving Parts, Choose Partners Who Get You

As a homebuilder, your focus is on helping make a family’s dream come true. Any potential delay – including those at the closing table – is an impact to your business.

Together with
October 12th, 2023
At A Time Of Fast-Moving Parts, Choose Partners Who Get You
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Every business needs great partners. Here's why having a partner like Westwood can streamline your business and build trust with your customers.

We all know that buying a home is the biggest investment a family will make, and it requires a tremendous amount of commitment to keep the home-buying process simple and efficient.

As a builder, your focus is on helping make that family’s dream come true. Any potential delay – including those at the closing table – is an impact to your business. That’s why 70 years ago, Westwood Insurance Agency was founded by a homebuilder to ensure that the home insurance policy is ready to wrap up the deal.

Fast forward – we’ve come to partner with some of the top builders in the United States, quoting more than half of all new homes built each year.

With our proprietary technology, we integrate home insurance early into the home buying process by being embedded with the home builder. We pre-underwrite the home and serve as a conduit to that policy in the insurance marketplace. We have access to all the information we need to provide a quote instantly, ensuring that closing happens on time.

I believe our success comes from our ability to understand the needs of our partners. Especially our clients in the home building space.

Right now, there are challenges coming from seemingly everywhere in the market for builders. High interest rates, labor shortages, costs of materials, volatility in the market, and more require all of us to be nimble and adapt to every curve ball thrown our way.

We help deliver a faster, more streamlined customer experience that reflects positively on your brand. We offer a proactive approach that saves the home buyer time by doing the insurance shopping for them.

While the fundamentals of insurance have not changed much in the last 100 years, shifts and downturns in the space do happen.

One of the best things about Westwood is how we continue to operate unabated through national stories about rate hikes and insurance companies no longer offering coverage in entire states. Our advantage comes from working with insurance companies who understand the benefits and advantages of a newly constructed home. They put value in it.

The entire ecosystem of the home buying process is important, with every aspect of it crucial to the eventual sale of a home.

Your company’s success comes from working with partners who believe in your mission and goals. Doing so demonstrates the outstanding value that you provide to your customers day in and day out. They trust that you have their best interest in mind when making a life-changing purchase like buying a home.

If you are interested in how Westwood works to provide exceptional service for builders, visit our website westwoodinsurance.com/partners/builders.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alan Umaly

Alan Umaly

President, Westwood Insurance Agency

During Umaly’s 30-year tenure, he has led Westwood Insurance Agency’s business and organizational growth.

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