Copy and paste. It is a simple function that we perform many times during the day. I doubt you even think about it much.
Until, that is, the text you paste into another document comes with all the formatting and underlying code that you then have to take time to strip out.
The problem is when you copy text from a website page or other document, in addition to the visible text, you are also copying the underlying code for that text. The code could include the font description as well as text attributes like bold, underline, and italics. Most of the time I do not want these other attributes; I am looking just for the text.
There are a couple of ways to make sure that when you paste the copied text, you get just the text.
I suspect you have never heard of LinkedIn’s ProFinder platform.
It is LinkedIn’s professional services marketplace that helps people looking for services find the best freelance or independent professionals in their area. It is currently only available in the U.S. and within specific service categories. Fortunately, Insurance is one of the categories included.
Any individual on LinkedIn can request more information including a request for proposal from professionals who have a ProFinder profile. The ProFinder profile is in addition to your standard LinkedIn profile, although it does include some shared information. Making sure you have a fully complete profile is a crucial step to getting opportunities, as it’s one of the first things potential clients will see.
Insurance agents have used various tools to look up and verify specific homeowner’s property information. Unfortunately, agents currently need to go to multiple websites to gather information that will give them a complete view of the property information. These tools include:
Municipality tax records
A Google search
Google Map search
Google Street View
A Zillow (or other property information site) search
Wouldn’t it be nice to have one website that would aggregate all of the property information into one report? I have been hoping somebody would come up with a way to aggregate the multiple sources of data about a property location and put them into one report.
Fortunately, RiskLookup has created a platform that makes it easier for insurance agents to gather property data into a straightforward report.