Survive Hurricane Season While Maintaining Your Property Value

by Zarine, REALTOR® 07/07/2019

So many people face two choices when it comes to natural disasters. Do you stay in your home to protect it, or do you evacuate with your family? Whether or not they like it, the truth of the matter is that nobody has to face their problems alone if they only know how to plan.

If you are a homeowner, making this decision is harder because you need to keep your property protected while at the same time you have to keep an eye on your family.

When faced with a dilemma during a hurricane you will be thankful if you follow these tips to help you survive.

First, invest in a backup power generator. While you may be safely tucked up at home, the electricity may go out. So, you would end up not having any communication lines open, or power to run essential services. This situation is worse if you use well water as the pump will not work.

If you have a backup power generator, you will not have to walk in the dark. Just keep your family in one room and make sure you have enough fuel to last for a week's worth of time running your generator. Have the generator properly installed by an electrician so that noxious fumes cannot enter the home and the power doesn't flow back into the grid causing problems for utilities personnel.

You can market your generator as one that comes with the house while it continues to protect property values.

Second, keep survival supplies at all times. A supply bag that lasts for three days to one week should be enough for you and your family. The kit should comprise your much-needed supplies and medications as listed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The necessities should be available as well such as snacks and foods that do not require cooking, and a comprehensive first aid kit.  

You should also keep the following items in a waterproof bag: 

- Flashlight; 

- Potable water;

- Change of clothes made up of layering materials;

- Batteries;

- Manual or solar phone charger; and

- The first aid kit.

While this kit does not necessarily increase or protect your property value, they are necessary for your survival.

Finally, maintain your insurance coverage always up to date. The best way to protect your property is to have a backup plan when a horrible hurricane hits it, and the backup plan is insurance.

Now that you know some tips that would help you survive a hurricane while keeping your property value, keep in mind that you should always prepare for anything. Ask a real estate professional today to help you plan for whatever weather system you have to face.

About the Author
Author

Zarine, REALTOR®

With over two decades of real estate industry experience, Zarine focuses on the San Francisco Bay Area marketplace. From single family homes, condos, townhouses to multi-family residences. She works extensively with investors to upgrade, remodel sell residential and commercial properties. She has consistently been in the top 5 agents out of over 300 agents in the Company.

Zarine has been a Bay Area resident since 1977. She has been active in real estate since 1988. In addition to helping buyers and sellers find their dream home, Zarine and her husband Neville started investing in Real Estate in the Bay Area since 1978. They own and maintain several rental properties and also regularly purchase, fix, and sell homes. They have a team of contractors, landscapers, and tradespeople that they can recommend. They built our own home from scratch and worked closely with the architect in the vision and design. Together, they are involved in every aspect of real estate and live it daily.

Having traveled extensively around the world, Zarine is able to accommodate each of her clients’ unique needs, and prides herself on being a strong listener and communicator. Zarine’ s communication skills are an integral part of her success in real estate. She meets clients from all walks of life and dedicates herself to understanding each of their needs and goals. Zarine and Neville love what they do and have won several awards over the years. They are dedicated and have been with J.F.Finnegan brokers since 1995. In turn their clients are loyal as 95% of their business is from referrals. Real estate is more than just a profession to them; it is their hobby and passion.

PERSONAL INTERESTS:

Originally from Bombay, Zarine and Neville go back to India to visit family. They have travelled extensively around the world and love their annual escape to Maui. Zarine enjoys cooking, entertaining, gardening, reading, movies, and life! They have two daughters who live in San Francisco and their joy in their life are their three grandchildren.

AWARDS:

  • 2016 Emerald Elite #2 in the whole Company
  • 2015 Emerald Elite # 3 in the whole Company
  • 2014 Platinum Award #5 in the Company
  • 2013 Emerald Elite #1 Team in the Company
  • 2012 Platinum Award #1 Team in the Company
  • 2011 Platinum Award #1 Team in the Company
  • 2010 Masters Award #1 Team in the Company
  • Consistently Among the top 3 individual agents of over 300 agents at BHG
  • Chairman's Circle (Consistent Winners 2001, 2002, 2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009)
  • Winners of SAMCAR “SAMMY AWARDS”
  • San Mateo Association of Realtors (SAMCAR),California Association of Realtors (CAR), National Association of Realtors (NAR) San Jose Apartment Owners Association
  • Fine Homes Specialists, E Certified, Bankers Preferred Mortgage, CARTUS Relocation Certified