Phil Ferrara - National Sales Consultant

Phil has been an Annuity Sales Consultant for 11 years at DMI Marketing and knows that properly presenting products to clients and prospects is important in order to make the sale. Having sold and owned these same products gives Phil a perspective on what it takes to be successful. Phil often jests that he is now old enough to appreciate what these products can do for people.

Recent Posts

Apr 05

How to Decide Which Index Annuity Product Makes The Most Sense For Your Client

With all the index annuity products in the marketplace today, it can be challenging to sort through them to find the right solution for your client. So, it's important to know your client's individual needs along with the various features of the products you work with.

Here are three steps to decide what product is a good fit for your client:

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Mar 08

Ask These Questions When Your Clients Are Ready to Retire

When a client or prospect is ready to retire, they’ll need access to his or her assets to fulfill their income needs. Flexibility is critical during this time. Having a diversified portfolio of investments which they can use is essential for retirement income strategies. It also is important to find out how much income they actually need.

Here are several more...

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Feb 08

Let's Take a Look Into "Hybrid Annuities"

More than likely, you’ve heard the term “hybrid annuity” float around in conversations, or you’ve even discussed it yourself. The term “hybrid” is used indiscriminately to describe a variety of products, VAs or fixed products, and suggests consumers are “getting more for their money.” So, when people refer to hybrid annuities, what do they actually mean?

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Nov 09

3 Questions to Ask When Evaluating an Annuity

People invest billions of dollars in variable annuities with Guaranteed Living Income Benefit riders. After owning these variable annuity policies for several years, many clients begin to reevaluate their purchase and realize they should discuss alternative options with their financial professional.

Plenty of these customers need guidance on what they should do...

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Sep 14

The #1 Most Important Step of Any Sales Process

Selling annuities in today’s financial environment requires an advisor fill out reams of paperwork, which can certainly be time-consuming. However, time-consuming becomes problematic when fact-finding at the first meeting isn't thorough and misses key information.

When I sell any annuity, a thorough fact-finding mission is critical. Using a fact-finder to gather...

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