HOW WE DID IT: To produce the list of the best Home and Auto Insurance Agents in Dallas, we began by reaching out to almost 10,000 people. We mailed nomination ballots to 444 previous Best Real Estate Agent winners, 226 mortgage and title companies, and 5,000 D Magazine subscribers. In addition to that, we hired a call center that made 3,800 calls to recent home buyers. For the Best Home and Auto Insurance Agents, we asked recent home buyers and subscribers to evaluate one professional they have worked with, based on overall satisfaction and if they’d recommend the professional to a friend. We asked real estate agents to nominate up to three professionals whom they have worked with closely. We put all that data into an algorithm placing emphasis on feedback we received from consumers, our subscribers, and the recent home buyers. We then screened each nominee with the Texas Department of Insurance databases to make certain that licenses were up to date and there had been no disciplinary action. Finally, we turned the lists over to our sales team. They cannot add to or subtract from the lists, but they can sell ads to the winners. Advertising in no way affects our lists, the final makeup of which is the sole determination of the editorial staff. A special advertising section containing all the winners who purchased ads is displayed somewhere else in this magazine.