By Carla Selby

With big dreams and a small budget, Baskal Korkis wanted to start investing at a very young age, but he didn’t have enough for a down payment. But that did not stop him then, and nothing can stop him now from achieving his financial dreams, while assisting you with yours.

“I wanted to start investing when I was 14 years old, but I did not have enough for a down payment. At 16 I managed to come up with enough money for a small house, but my father did not want to co-sign. So at around 18 years old my mother co-signed on my first place.”

Baskal is a very goal-driven individual, and admitted he started working at 8 years old, and hasn’t stopped a day since. “Since I was very young I knew I wanted my money to work for me, so I could start receiving additional income. I saw my uncle invest in Real Estate when I was a teenager and thought it was a great opportunity to have people pay you to borrow your stuff,” says Baskal. “My first property was a duplex in Clearwater, I was very excited to get it since it was a dream come true. It was a surreal experience, but it came with a lot of work.”

Baskal’s perseverance and hard work has gotten him to where he is at today, a very successful business owner, investor and proud family man. He runs and operates all the operations at Korkis Insurance Services – East Lake, and also helps people and companies with all their tax and insurance needs. Baskal’s staff is comprised of experienced and cordial professionals who are also multilingual. “My staff speaks Spanish, French, Italian, German and Arabic,” says Baskal, so they will be able to take care of you and answer all your questions in the language of your choice!

Passion, Professionalism, and Integrity at its best,” says Honest-1 Auto Care owner, about his recent experience with Baskal. “Nothing means more than having someone you can rely on, and at the same time trust. Great communication with excellent customer service. I am a true believer and will let my friends and family know of my experience here. Thank you for doing what you do the way it should be done!”

Do you ever feel frustrated with insurance companies and agents? You’re not alone. Baskal feels and understands your pain, and he’s here to help to the best of his ability. “I had many insurance policies with a large insurance agent that was established for 40 years,” says Baskal. “The agents that would sell me the policies wouldn’t tell me about the different inspection reports I could get to save money. Thinking with over 10 policies with them I would get educated but I wasn’t.” On his own, Baskal learned about the many different ways to get better coverage for less. “I was paying about $5-6k on one property, and I brought it down to $2,800 a year and that was only one location.”

In December of 2013, Baskal opened his own Allstate Insurance Agency. His motto? “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” Baskal wants all of his clients to be educated on their choices and he wants to be able to offer them the best possible service. “We care about the people in our communities, and we do everything within our power to serve them to the best of our ability,” he says. By treating everyone like members of his own family, and focusing on providing every individual with the best customer service possible, Baskal was able to become a “Premier Allstate Agent,” which means you demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, knowledge about the products and services you offer, and you also have high customer satisfaction.

If you’re looking for an experienced, trustworthy professional to assist you with your tax preparation, insurance concerns or get you into investing, look no further than Baskal Korkis. Nothing but 5 star reviews from happy and satisfied customers will put any doubt you may have at ease and will make your decision to contact Baskal, an easy choice. After all, how many people that you know, have been able to save up enough money to buy their first house at 18 years old? Servicing the entire State of Florida, Baskal deals with clients from the Panhandle down to the Florida Keys! So no matter where you’re located, he’s got your back and best interests in mind!

Today, Baskal makes sure to carefully educate all of his staff, so as they grow with the company they get to learn different ways and practices to protect their clients and find them cost-effective solutions to cover their every day risks. We all know how hard dealing with insurance agencies can be, but with Baskal and his team, you will be in great hands. “We have an insurance review with our client to verify their needs and then educate them on the different policies that can fill their needs,” says Baskal. According to him, one of the most common questions he often hears is “Am I properly/sufficiently covered?” Unfortunately, the answer is… no. “Most people haven’t updated the type of insurance they have in over 30 years. They usually take what they have to someone else and ask them to copy the same coverage,” says Baskal. “But things have changed a lot in the last 30 years, even in the last 10 years there’s been a lot of policy changes you should be mindful of.” Hearing some of his answers even had me questioning my own insurance policies, and I will make sure to pay him a visit in the near future to have him assist me with my own insurance needs. After all, I am one of those that have not properly reviewed their coverage in over 5 years.

If you’re anything like me and you’re in serious need of insurance assistance with someone you can truly trust, if you’re just looking for someone to help you with your taxes or you’re serious about making your money work for you, please contact Baskal Korkis today. A few years ago he also opened up a real-estate investment group and partnered up with other investors for higher return. If you want to see some of the projects they’ve been working on, find them on instagram @supsyr.

Korkis Insurance Services – East Lake is located at 3033 Ridgeline Blvd suite b1, Tarpon Springs, FL.  For more information call (727) 493-0125 today.