A Realtor’s guide to helping during a disaster

In light of the recent fires that are devastating California, we urge agents to establish a plan if they are going to take on any type of volunteer effort. Here’s what Ventura-based agent Ariel Palmieri did after fires destroyed much of her community l…

As California fires rage, Realtors fear the worst

A fast-moving wildfire is raging through Butte County, California, in the Sierra Nevada foothills, north of Sacremento and just east of Chico. One Realtor on the ground told Inman the blaze is “worse than you can imagine.”

Realtors and homes at risk as Hurricane Michael hits

Before the storm hit, real estate data and tech firm CoreLogic said property valued in excess of $13.4 billion was at risk of damage from the storm. Today, CoreLogic estimates that damage from wind and storm surges ranges from $2 billion to $4.5 billion — $1.5 billion to $3 billion of which applies to residential properties.

9 tips for filing insurance claims after a catastrophe

Whether it’s a hurricane like Florence, a tropical storm like Lane or a flood, tornado, earthquake or fire, it can take years to resolve a major insurance claim and restore a property. Don’t miss these nine tips for filing a claim from a public insurance adjuster who has seen it all.

Battling insurance: The dark side of disaster recovery

In the aftermath of four major natural disasters in the last month — Houston, Puerto Rico, South Florida and now Napa and Sonoma — plans to rebuild have already begun. And insurance companies are wringing their hands, plotting their next moves …

Agent/broker perspective: How can brokers support agents in the wake of natural disasters?

An experienced Miami real estate agent needs her broker’s support after a hurricane creates chaos for her customers …

Agent/broker perspective: How can brokers support agents in the wake of natural disasters?

An experienced Miami real estate agent needs her broker’s support after a hurricane creates chaos for her customers …

Weathering the storm: 5 tips for real estate agents handling natural disasters

A few years ago, when Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey, I was there. Now I’m in South Florida, where Hurricane Irma just hit. As a team leader, I have seen first-hand the psychological impact that natural disasters can have …

Weathering the storm: 5 tips for real estate agents handling natural disasters

A few years ago, when Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey, I was there. Now I’m in South Florida, where Hurricane Irma just hit. As a team leader, I have seen first-hand the psychological impact that natural disasters can have …

Number of homeowners with insurance falling nationwide

Whether buying a beach house in Miami or cabin in Appalachia, you probably need homeowners insurance — but what kind? While you can skip over hurricane insurance in Appalachia, that’s not a nationwide trend, according to a new study …