Category: Seasonal Preparation

Top Property Maintenance Tips for Every Season

The New Year is all about self-improvement. And though some people dread New Year’s resolutions, real estate investors salivate at the sound of “new”. After all, real estate investors improve things for a living. Now, improvement is wonderful, but all this betterment does take planning.

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Shield Investment Properties from Winter Risk, Pt 2

Winter has made its presence known, but your investor clients can still fortify their “castles” against the cold. The saying “better late than never” holds true here. In this two-part article series, we are looking at four winter perils from which your clients need to shield their properties. In Part 1, we addressed ways to protect occupied properties and this time, we’ll cover vacant properties and renovation projects.

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Shield Investment Properties From Winter Risks, Pt 1

Many regions of the U.S. have already received their first snows and freezes, but your investor clients can still fortify their “castles” against the coming cold. In this two-part article series, we’ll look at four winter perils from which your client’s need to shield their properties. In Part 1, we address ways to protect occupied properties and next month, we will address vacant properties and renovation projects. Let’s get started.

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Protect Vacant Properties From Water Damage This Winter

Of the three leading causes of property damage—fire, theft/vandalism, and water damage—the last one is usually the easiest to prevent. Your investor clients can avoid frozen pipes and water damage at their vacant property by taking some simple steps to winterize it properly.

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What the End of Daylight Means for Investor Properties

The end of Daylight-Saving Time is coming, which means re-setting clocks and “falling back.” (One more glorious hour of sleep!) As the daylight hours begin to wane, the types of risk your investor’s property face also change. The quality of preparation during milder transitional seasons like spring and fall will directly impact a property’s ability to handle the year’s most extreme weather conditions. Share these tips with your investor clients to help keep their properties risk free in the fall and help to fortify their investment for the more challenging months to come.

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Storms on the Horizon: What to Do After the Storm

Every year, tornadoes and severe storms sweep across much of the nation. Mother Nature can’t be stopped, but there are steps that real estate investors can, and in some cases must take so that insurance coverage is not voided after a loss occurs. Investors should be reminded to heed these tips to prevent bad from turning into worse.

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Hurricane Preparation Tips

Though hurricanes often come with some warning, preparing properties and tenants well in advance is of the utmost importance. Natural disasters don’t wait on humans to be ready to respond. Being ready can help lessen the stress of an emergency situation. Heeding the tips below could save real estate investors thousands of dollars, and may even save a life.

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5 Signs Your Tree is in Trouble

It’s easy to take tree health for granted. However, costly problems can sneak up on investors if trees are not maintained. What signs indicate that trees may not be perfectly healthy? Here are five main ailments to look for.

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Preparing Investment Properties for Severe Spring and Summer Weather

The weather is warming up and now is great time to help your clients prepare for upcoming risks that come with spring and summer weather. It may be surprising how much advance planning is necessary. Thunderstorms, flooding and tornadoes are approaching, so how can you relay the importance of this preparedness to your investors and clients?

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