Agency Freedom

Agency Freedom


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Hosted By

Hosted By

James Jenkns

In this episode of Agency Freedom Podcast, James talks with second generation agency principal, Matt Davis.

Episode Highlights:

  • Matt shares his background story and how he got into the industry as a second-generation agency owner. (2:57)
  • Matt explains that seeing his team succeed both professionally and with their personal goals is very fulfilling. (6:37)
  • Matt shares that GDI insurance is still focused on and specializes in residential construction. (11:13)
  • Matt mentions that he will be in Nashville at Innovation22 to discuss acquiring agencies and books of business. (12:42)
  • Matt explains that the sellers who will benefit the most from the private equity proposals are those that have a tightly run ship. (17:06)
  • Matt discusses some strategies for building relationships with prospects. (21:55)
  • Matt explains that one of the best things you can do is to become known for being fair and making sure that both parties always win the deal. (24:11)
  • Matt believes that a seller who refuses to provide financial records is a red flag. (26:41)
  • Matt explains that GDI Insurance has been working hard to rebuild the entire agency from scratch. (28:18)
  • Matt expresses his gratitude to his team for their dedication and shares how much enjoys watching their personal and professional growth. (29:25)

Key Quotes:

  • “If you become known for being fair, and making sure that both parties always win the deal. That’s one of the best things you can do.” – Matthew Davis
  • “If somebody’s afraid, or hesitant to show you their financial records, these are red flags. So don’t fall in love with a deal until you’ve seen everything and it’s already closed.” – Matthew Davis
  • “The sellers that are really going to make out well in this private equity offers are those that have a very tightly run ship. And it’s going to be hard for anybody using traditional bank debt financing to compete on that multiple” – Matthew Davis

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