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Working with an insurance agent 101: On the record with Brian Songer of the Barry & Songer Agency

Being an insurance agent is much more complex than you would think. It’s almost like being a forensic researcher, counselor, psychic and more rolled into one. Expecting an agent to provide a quote from only an email or based on paperwork from another agency would be a disservice to them and to you.

Taking the time to really get to know potential and existing clients and their needs is integral to how Brian Songer, co-owner of the Barry & Songer Agency, does business. The agency, which writes through Farm Bureau Insurance, has been operating in Lansing since 2002. From the “basics” of home, life, auto and commercial to more specialized needs like farm, directors and officers, and disability, there’s really nothing that Songer; his partner, Tim Barry; and their team can’t do.

“While each of us needs insurance protection, our needs are unique, and the best way to help is to understand those needs,” Songer said.

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