Yes, and for those who talk about selling 15 policies a month they really ought to find another job.
Not a chance. Even agents with YEARS of residuals barely break $100k and STAY THERE. You lose so many policies every year due to poor claims, customer service, price, and agent turnover that you work your butt off just trying not to go under.
Yes, one should be able to make a decent salary. The is no reason for one to recreate the wheel here. Just do what other successful agents have done and you too will be successful.
Yes, many of the agents on our team became very successful. We led our team to being top West Coast. The agents developed books of business that gave them commission plus residuals.
Yes, but results GREATLY depend on your area. I worked in the Valdosta office for a year and averaged 15 auto policies a month. When I moved to the Macon office my average dropped to 5!