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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I'd prepare my home as well as I could to withstand the storm and get the he$$ out of dodge, myself.

Sep 06, 2017 04:13 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

If my family was at risk, I'd leave for drier ground. But, I don't live in an area (La Jolla) where any significant natural disaster happens annually, so it's hard for me to say.

We deal with mudslides, wildfires and earthquakes, but they're hard to prep for in my area since they (thank God) do not occur annually of disaster magnitude. But, when they do, they are significant life changers and if forewarned I'd likely vacate for my family's sake.

Sep 06, 2017 05:04 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I would get pets and leave. Let the husband stay and deal whatever comes.

Sep 06, 2017 04:18 AM
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

CAT 5 with 185 MPH winds-could be biggest hurricane ever...no brainer, go. Be safe. you can always get new stuff.

Sep 06, 2017 03:47 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

schedule marriage counseling when you return after the storm.

Sep 06, 2017 09:13 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I'd go along with Nina Hollander's suggestion... because it's the wise thing to do.  

Sep 06, 2017 07:02 AM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      My wife will insist on going into town and staying on the lower level of a friend's two-story house.  

      I'll remain here at Shell Point, wearing a life jacket.  I'll have a canteen of water strapped on, and the necessary weapons at hand to ward off looters.  

Sep 06, 2017 06:35 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

If you want to leave, then do so, with or without your spouse. Should you decide to stay, be prepared. 

Sep 06, 2017 06:00 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

It's a great time to take a short vacation and get away from things.

Sep 06, 2017 05:42 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Prepare your home and take a road trip. This one could be bad! Don't wait for the last minute when the roads are jammed!

Sep 06, 2017 05:33 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Mike & Eve Alexander gave you some sound advice, as did Greg Cremia! My instinct says leave but, allow cooler heads to prevail!

Just BE SAFE!! 

Sep 06, 2017 05:24 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Cat 5 has a 20 foot storm surge. 

How long can you hold your breath?

My experience regarding leaving, unless you go to Wyoming, more often puts you in the path of the storms changed direction.

Fill containers with tap water, fill the gas tank, stock up on Spam and Goya Black Bean soup, put the lawn furniture in the 2/3 filled pool and hunker down for the experience of a lifetime.

Sep 06, 2017 05:22 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

If you have somewhere to go that's safe, get out of Dodge. This one sounds really bad. There are no Boy Scout badges for staying.

Sep 06, 2017 08:00 PM
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

We didn't really evacuate during Harvey. We called it a vacation when Harvey was just supposed to be a "rain event". Even though it was the most stressful vacation of all time I'm really glad I wasn't here. We had done no preparation because it wasn't expected to be a dangerous storm. Thanks to Vivint security cameras at my house, our neighborhood FB page and a healthy dose of alcohol and sugar, we made it through and back. Irma sounds ferocious. I would leave.

Sep 06, 2017 07:52 PM
Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

Photo of after Harvey, please show him this.  And come on up to Michigan it is nice here. 

Sep 06, 2017 06:15 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Time to go - has your husband ever been through a Hurricane? I have and it's scary as anything I've experienced


Sep 06, 2017 05:35 PM
Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

Is leaving the state still an option????    I wish that was the case.

Sep 06, 2017 05:25 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Make sure your home is insured, pack up the moving truck and I will help you find a nice home up North.

Sep 06, 2017 02:47 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'd hit him in the head with a frying pan and drag his knocked out butt to the car and go.

Sep 06, 2017 01:58 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Just remember:  Happy Husband, Happy Life.

Sep 06, 2017 11:55 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

This gives new meaning to the old saying "misery loves company".  I doubt that I would leave my spouse, but maybe you can convince him that this is great time for a getaway.  Come to Arizona we have room.

You can always get more stuff.

Sep 06, 2017 09:53 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I would not want to be separated from my spouse. Decide on which one, and do it together. Common sense tells me this: You can always come back if the threat was overblown. You may not be able to get out if it wasn't.

Sep 06, 2017 09:38 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

What Nina Hollander said.  I'd take my pets with me as well. Hubby can stay behind.

Sep 06, 2017 09:26 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I would leave for a few days in Atlanta.

Sep 06, 2017 08:34 AM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I would leave and I would demand he go with you. LOVE is eternal, "stuff" is just stuff! Tell him "time to go"!

Safe travels Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor.

Sep 06, 2017 08:01 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm not in a position to answer.  Maybe you should ask Al Roker.  Or maybe Dr Phil.  

Sep 06, 2017 07:51 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

 It is a good time to vacation in Maryland and Virginia.

Sep 06, 2017 07:38 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Pack up the sentimental things that can't be replaced and leave!

Sep 06, 2017 07:11 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We agree on every major issue, and I agree with Nina Hollander .  Our friends and clients have secured their homes prior to leaving a couple of months ago.  A

Sep 06, 2017 06:55 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Considering the intensity of the storm right now I think we'd prepare the house and beat feet.

Sep 06, 2017 06:45 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Depends on the location and condition of the house etc. As far as whether husband and wife agree, this is a good chance to have that discussion on all

Sep 06, 2017 06:19 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

If you have places to go you leave. A lady who got tired of 114 deg F hot spell she took off for Ireland. She is just a cashier at food store.

Sep 06, 2017 05:44 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I would stay.

Sep 06, 2017 05:22 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I defer to my buddies The Clash


Sep 06, 2017 04:57 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Get out of the way!

Sep 06, 2017 04:48 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

If your house is built to hurricane standards and is elevated like mine is, i would stay. If this storms comes up the coast and hits us i will stay. If i leave, i might not be allowed back in for way too long to mitigate any damage. These storms are "ALWAYS" hyped way beyond reality.

Sep 06, 2017 04:46 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Wish him luck, pack my bags and get the H--L out. 

Sep 06, 2017 04:37 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I have been through Andrew in south florida...and all the hurricane scares, that never happen.

I would wait a couple of more days to see where Irma is really going.  If it is S. Florida, I would leave.


Sep 06, 2017 04:37 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

board up, sand bag and put things in plastic trash backs on top of counters then get the dogs and photographs in the car. 

"Last chance sweetheart-- the front seat's open." 

Then cry a little in hopes he gets in feeling guilt about your worry

Sep 07, 2017 12:11 PM
Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Get out of Dodge fast.

Sep 07, 2017 04:39 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor - why would you want to stay? (Ask Hubby...)

Sep 06, 2017 10:23 PM
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I agree with Nina Hollander   

Sep 06, 2017 08:29 PM
Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

Heavily insure your husband today and then get the heck outta there! This Hurricane would be a class SIX if they HAD a class SIX!  Longest and highest sustained winds in history, 185MPH! 

Sep 06, 2017 06:39 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Leave or divorce.

Sep 06, 2017 06:30 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

winds at 180 I would get the 'H' out

Sep 06, 2017 06:11 PM
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

With the magnitude of the storm being reported as the worst disaster in history, I would not hesitate to get the heck out of there... I saw on the news today they are already starting to evacuate some residents.

Sep 06, 2017 05:57 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I think i would stay to guard my home but also glad i dont have to make that decision. It would have been nice to see it go out to sea.

Sep 06, 2017 05:10 PM
Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

Do what makes you comfortable. We are staying here in Central Fl.

Sep 06, 2017 02:58 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Leave , take a vacation,  business will be slow for 2 weeks.


Sep 06, 2017 10:49 AM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

My husband wanted to leave and I wanted to stay. SO, we are staying,  

Sep 06, 2017 10:09 AM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Do like my mother did when Dennis or Irene hit NC in 1999, leave him there to do whatever he wants. Get to safety and save yourself.

Sep 06, 2017 08:16 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Depending where you are, the safer thing to do probably is to lock up and leave.

Sep 06, 2017 08:12 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I'd hate to leave my spouse, but it seems to me that in a situation like that, the one staying behind is at the mercy of the storm. Staying won't keep the roof on, the trees from falling on it, the water from coming in. Prepare the home as best you can, and then get out. What's the point of staying? For the experience? If that's your bag, ok.

Sep 06, 2017 07:15 AM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Karen, I feel for you and your hubby.  You both need to evacuate if told to do so. It's natural for hubby to want to protect the homestead. Tell him that you'll evacuate when told and you need him to be with you for protection. Nothing is worth more than your lives. Everything else can be replaced. 

Do of us all a favor. If you leave, please find a way to keep connected and give us some updates about how you are doing. OK?

We'll be thinking about you and hubby.

Sep 06, 2017 07:03 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

if he's staying, you should stay and help survive the storm.... two are stronger than one.... 

Sep 06, 2017 06:48 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It depends where you are ?

Sep 06, 2017 05:11 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If you are in the path, I would leave, why take a chance?

Sep 09, 2017 08:13 AM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I suppose it depends a bit on where I lived, how sturdy my house was, what my emergency prep kit at home looked like and if I was very scared of storms or not... etc. etc. etc.

But in the end if I couldn't convince her to leave I would stay with her... and then if the ceiling fell in I'd get to say "See I told you so!" lol

Seriously though I would stay with her I'm pretty "old school" and I would want to be there to keep her safe if I could.

Sep 08, 2017 05:48 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Too many variable factors unknown to make a good decision.

Sep 07, 2017 11:59 AM
Joe D'Agostino
NMLS# 729950 - Manahawkin, NJ
Mortgage Officer 46 years!

Remember...you can't talk to stupid! Did that answer your question? Take care and stay safe.


Sep 07, 2017 10:47 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It appears that it may be very difficult to travel the roads and get gas at present.

Sep 07, 2017 08:25 AM