John F Austin, CFP
- (800) 987-1475
- Fax : (925) 226-7542
I began in the insurance field in 1986, starting out as a financial counselor performing estate planning, business continuation, life, health and disability insurance and investment services.
In 1990, I had the fortunate opportunity of the Southern Alameda County Association of Realtors®, SACAR®, (currently the Bay East Association of Realtors®) asking me to be the insurance broker for their insurance programs. In 1992 there was a void in real estate errors & omissions insurance. SACAR® asked me to look into finding errors & omissions insurance for their Members. As a result, I began offering errors & omissions insurance to real estate and related industries in 1992.
In 1997 Austin & Austin Insurance Services, Inc. was formed. At that time I also had the opportunity to start an Allstate Agency and owned and operated both. This allowed my wife to come to work with me, open an office and hire our first employee. In early 2013, we also became the insurance broker for the North Bay Association of Realtors® programs.
We have grown to over 1600 real estate offices trusting us to place their insurance policies.
I encourage our clients to call me to discuss any potential claims or policy questions. Through the years I have had hundreds of such conversations; which has been and continues to be an incredible learning experience.
I enjoy speaking with groups of Realtors® to share important aspects of real estate errors & omissions policies and other pertinent information I have learned.
I love my job. Working with Realtors® is a pleasure and I find insurance to be challenging, enjoyable and rewarding.
1980 BA – UCLA Political Science with Honors
1980-1985 Korody-Colyer Corp (diesel engine replacement parts manufacturer) Regional Manager
1986 Life & Health license
1990 Certified Financial Planner Designation
1990 Property & Casualty license
1995 Completed courses to act as a Mediator at the local Municipal Court
1997-2006 Owned an Allstate Agency in addition to Austin & Austin Insurance Services
2001 California Excess & Surplus Lines Broker’s license
I am an Affiliate member of the Bay East and North Bay Associations of Realtors®.
Married with children. I am actively involved in tennis leagues, playing mixed doubles with my wife, on men’s teams and just for fun. Follow our local sports teams, try to stay in shape, enjoy traveling and spending time with my wife and children.
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