Team Sisters visited our local State Farm agent, Barbara Smith and her team today to highlight their service to our community for the last three decades. Check our our interview and pictures below of her and her five team members.
1. Barbara tell us about how you got started and a little about your business
This office started in 1984 after I had been introduced to the industry by a family member. It was tough going because this was built from the ground up. At the time there were no State Farm offices in the area, so I started from scratch making calls and introducing myself. I grew up in Franklinton and new and loved everything about small towns and the people that lived there. The town of Livingston was growing and it was the perfect location to launch my new career.
2. What would your customers say that they love most about your office?
Our business is relationship driven and we love to get to know the customer and their families. We care about their needs and they know that they can trust in our product and honesty. One of the things I love are the hugs we get from our clients when they come in to the office. It is truly a family atmosphere were they can feel taken care of.
3. What is something that the general public may not know about your business?
Barbara told us about the best kept SECRET around. If you were not aware we offer loans.. Auto, Boats, RV’s, and Motorcycle loans. It is a very easy process and we have strong competitive rates. In addition there is FREE pay off protection added to every loan. It is similar to Gap insurance but does not cost the borrower a dime.
4. Can you tell us about any new plans for the future of the business?
Something new for clients is in the works at State Farm and we are hoping to offer it here at our location, in Livingston, in the future. Be on the lookout for the announcment down the road.
5. Are there any other features that you can share with us?
For those that are needing Life, Disability, or Supplemental Insurance we have polices to cover all family members . In addition, we also have Checking, Savings, Health Saving Accounts, IRA’s and CD accounts available for our clients.
6. What are some area activities that State Farm has participated in over the last year?
After the terrible flood of August 2016 State Farm took food to local schools in Livingston and Denham Springs. We also showed up at the Honey Baked Ham store in Baton Rouge and paid for peoples orders for a couple of hours. It was not announced just a random act of giving back. We also participate annually in the Cancer Relay for Life in Denham Springs.
Barbara and her team are located at 29839 S Magnolia in Livingston, La. and can be reached at 225.626.7496 or fax to 225.626.7206. The web address is http://www.barbarasmith.com and on facebook at barbarasmithstatefarm.
Team Sisters with Remax First had a great time visiting with Barbara and her team today. If you or your business would like our team to stop by for an interview visit, just give us a call. We would love to meet with you and hear all about what you are offering our home town folks. Your Realtors for Life! Janice 225.933.7062 Carol 225.445.4911