My name is Maria Ramirez and I am the agent/office manager at CSIS-Santa Ana office. I have been part of the CSIS Team for almost 2 years now. I really enjoy working at CSIS because in working for an independent agency allows me to collaborate with customers and prospects in finding the best coverage's and insurance company to suit their needs. When I am not working, I enjoy being a mother, part time student, and Lakers basketball enthusiast.
What is some candid advice you’d like to tell your clients in order for you to serve them better?
We are all looking for ways to save money with today's economy. But choosing minimum coverage's could cost you more in the long run. Your policy will only pay the policy limits you choose. So it is important to choose coverage's wisely and not just focus on cost. In my 13 years as an agent/broker I have heard time and time again "I didn't have enough coverage to pay for all the damages I caused." However, I have never once heard a person tell me "I had too much coverage."
What's your all-time favorite Book or Movie?
The Devil Wears Prada.
What is your favorite thing to do when you're not working?
When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my children. Simply things like hearing about their day brings me so much joy.
Who is the greatest inspiration in your life?
My father. He immigrated here from Mexico when he was 17 with only $200.00 in his pocket and determination to succeed. He reminds me that if I set a goal and work hard, there is nothing I cannot accomplish.
What are you afraid of?
War and terrorism.
What is your favorite inspirational quote or mantra?
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy" - Martin Luther King, Jr.
If you had an extra hour in the day, how would you choose to spend it?
I'd learn yoga. Spend that time by myself. Relaxing, meditating, and improving my health.