February 17, 2017
by Connie Albriton
You may think that all bonding companies are the same. We all do the same job and basically charge the same amount of money. That is far from true. Bail Bonds is an extremely competitive business and there are many options. As with any profession we have a few bondsman who don’t operate ethically and many who go above and beyond to help their clients.
Some things to consider when choosing a bondsman are:
- Is the company well known and do they have a good reputation in the community?
- A good reputation is important in any business and every bondsman will have people who are unhappy with them. Bondsman are especially prone to this because when clients fail to appear and refuse to take care of it we have to put them back in jail because our job is to get our clients in court.
- Does the business show up on online?
- If the company doesn’t show up online at all that is a sign they haven’t been around long or won’t be around much longer.
- How long have they been in business? It’s a good sign if they have been around at least a few years. It takes a few years to really learn the business.
- Do they have good online reviews?
- Online reviews can give you an idea of how the company treats it’s clients. There are some people who can never be happy but the majority should be
- Do they have a physical office address?
- Do they have an office or do they only have a cell phone? If you have a problem and need to find your bondsman do you know where to go. There are people out there who pretend to be bondsman just to get your money.
- Are they helpful and friendly on the phone?
- Do they explain the process to you or are they condescending and speak down to you? Do you feel they understand the process? Are they familiar with the county where you need a bondsman?