“Some of my proudest moments have been breaking new ground for women in what is still a male-dominated industry,” she says.
And now, placing in the 23rd position of Insurance Business magazine’s Elite Brokers ranking is another attainment for Fox- Slater to be proud of.
“There are thousands of exceptional brokers around Australia – both colleagues and competitors – so making the Elite Brokers list in any position is an honour,” she says. It’s a well-deserved recognition for Fox-Slater, who oversees a low premium, high volume portfolio – landlord insurance – that presents plenty of unique challenges as a broker.
“Property investors really need to take the time to fully compare what various policies offer, which is where brokers can play a big role. A lot of people spend more time choosing a flat screen TV than researching their options with insurance,” she says.
Landlord insurance is the largest division of EBM, with 110,000 clients and a network of around 4,500 real estate agents nationally, and Fox-Slater only sees opportunities for further growth ahead. “It has consistently grown over the past 20 years and this is a direct result of the outstanding service and the skills and expertise that myself and my staff possess,” Fox-Slater says.
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“Landlord policies are not all alike and don’t cover all the same things, and as brokers we have an opportunity to educate. There are some sub-standard products on the market, and it’s actually not just the coverage that counts – it’s also the service you get if you need to make a claim. We regularly receive testimonials and compliments from our clients about our exceptional service.”
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