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How to Keep Your Auto Insurance Rates as Low as Humanly Possible

March 20, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

Daily we get ask by clients if there is any way to reduce their auto insurance rates.  The actual rate is set by the insurance carrier and has a number of factors built into it.  Some of the factors include things you as the consumer are unable to control like living in a city where...

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5 Ways Insurance Can Blow Up Your Closing and What You Can Do About It

March 6, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

This video is especially for my Realtor and Mortgage Broker friends.  Realtors and Mortgage Brokers are all too familiar with closings that literally blow up at the last minute.  There are some things you should know so insurance doesn’t blow up your closing.  After all your hard work you deserve to have a happy client...

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New Webinar Series for Real Estate Agents and Mortgage Brokers

February 14, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

O’Connor Insurance is very excited to announce a new series of webinars designed especially for real estate agents and mortgage brokers.  An important part of our mission at O’Connor Insurance is to educate.  Helping consumers and business owners understand insurance allows them to make the best buying decisions for their families and businesses. Real estate...

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Giving Your Valentine the Gift of Life Insurance

February 14, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

Not exactly a gift in a beautiful box filled with a sugary goodie tied with a bow on it right?  While life insurance many not be what you would typically consider a gift; statistics show a third of people wish their spouse or partner had life insurance or wish they had more of it.  Have...

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Best Sites for Photo Storage Backup

February 14, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

A lot of New Year’s Resolutions revolve around getting organized.  If you surf Pinterest you will see millions of ideas for getting your house, closet, car, basement, attic, kitchen, bath and just about anything else you can think of organized.  There are also countless Pins for getting your paperwork and photos organized after you get...

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Business Lessons from 17 Years in Business

January 17, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

Thank You for 17 Years! On every business anniversary, I reflect to the day O’Connor Insurance Associates officially hung the proverbial “Shingle” (or open sign).  The business was started by Terry out of our spare bedroom.  That is the norm now but back in 2000 there wasn’t a lot of talk about virtual space.  It...

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Are Your New Gifts Covered On Your Insurance?

January 12, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

What gifts did you and your family receive over the holiday season?  Such a busy time of the year that most people don’t stop and think the gift you just got may need some additional insurance.  There are 3 things you need to think about when you are considering additional insurance. Could the item create...

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New Year New Resolutions or Expected Results?

January 5, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

It’s January so talk of new year’s resolutions is in full swing.  Read a great article about it.  Rather than making “resolutions” or setting “goals” Jeffrey Gitomer suggests we drop our resolutions and goals and refer to what you want as “my intended and expected achievement.”  Think about it if you are just throwing a...

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8 Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

December 16, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

Little furry friends are especially vulnerable during the holiday season.  With all the good food, decorations and company in the house it is easy for our pets to be put in danger.  Here are 8 things you can do to keep your pets safe: Just Say NO to Chocolate: Keep all the food out of...

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Thought You Knew How to Protect Your Home from Burglars? Think Again.

December 10, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

Think you have heard it all when it comes to how to protect your house from burglars?  This exclusive news piece from a station in Oregon, KGW8, is nothing short of fascinating.  The KGW8 news station sent questionnaires to 86 inmates serving time for burglary in the Oregon Department of Corrections. There is a short...

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