I have never used an insurance agent, but most of my friends do. We have always been with the same people, so we really have no need of an agent. However, if we decided to get some new policies for some new things, we would probably find an insurance agent to do it for us. You can usually find them in any town or city, and there are always plenty of them to go around. There are companies that are full of them, and all you have to do is call up and tell them what you need.
A good insurance agent should take some time to find the best deal for you and your particular situation. They also know things about insurance that you may not know, and that helps them make the right choice for you. If you are making payments on your car, you have to have full coverage rather than limited (in many states, at least) and they will know this. They will also know what types of insurance coverage you must have if you have a mortgage on your home, or they can come up with the best coverage for renters insurance.
You may also be able to find and contact an insurance agent in your community over the Internet. You could dig through the phone book, but the Internet makes it easier to find what you need very quickly. You can also find a listing of different companies in nearby communities to choose your insurance agent if you aren?t happy with what you have found close by. Sometimes it does pay to have someone in the next town if they can do a better job for you and save you more money. Best of all, some agents allow you to pay your insurance through them if you have a late payment for any reason.