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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Put the patio furniture in the pool. Secure the grill in a corner. Signs and bird feeders go inside.  Fill the tub(s) with water. Flip the breakers on all things except the life support.  If they have shields and have paid to have them installed, I will get that done also. 

Get more fuel for the chain saw and generator. Park one car in the mall parking lot.

I call all of my current listing to see if they need help.

 

Sep 11, 2018 04:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Don't have that issue Lesley.

Sep 11, 2018 05:33 AM
Rainmaker
573,534
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I'd help however I could but at my house I'd be securing anything loose outside, putting away what I can inside, picking up extra Gas & Batteries, laying out some candles & flashlights, rolling my Generator out to the front of the garage & making sure gutters & drains are clear of any debris. 

Sep 11, 2018 05:31 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Take all outdoor furnishings indoors and remove the sign to prevent it from becoming a projectile. 

Sep 11, 2018 06:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

With a hurricane this big, if you are on the coast, you need a professional to be boarding windows. In low areas bring furniture upstairs. It is beyond just putting th eoutside stuff away.

Sep 11, 2018 05:11 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't do anything, as I don't have any such listings.

Sep 11, 2018 04:22 AM
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503,956
Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Actually, we are getting hit by a downgraded hurricane tonight.  It's actually a tropical storm with up to 70 mph top speed winds, more like 50 mph. You know I just God, say a prayer and hang on being that we are on an island. So far seems to work. We have never had a direct hot on Maui because of 10,000 ft volcano.

Sep 11, 2018 12:08 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Ask them if they have picture albums they would want you to retrieve before the hurricane hits

Sep 11, 2018 09:50 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Watching the impending storm coverage makes me so happy I live near Lake Erie. I would rather deal with snow than hurricanes, tornadoes, or earthquakes. That said I am praying for all who will be impacted by the storm.

Sep 11, 2018 06:00 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Would never happen but I would check for damage for them. They are responsible for their property in the end.

Sep 11, 2018 05:17 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I suspect I'd contact the sellers and make sure they knew about the impending weather so they could take care of making whatever arrangements they needed to. I'd also put my for-sale sign somewhere safe.

Sep 11, 2018 04:46 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would not know where to begin.

Sep 11, 2018 04:39 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 covered it well.  

Sep 11, 2018 07:22 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Prayer would be the 1st order of business for me Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem . THEN I would call the sellers for approval to find a professional to board up the house.

Sep 11, 2018 07:00 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

By inviting all those affected to come up and pick out their hurricane getaway home.

Sep 11, 2018 06:28 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Oh, yes.

Most of the owners, when they don't use their condos in our area - put outside furniture inside. That helps a lot during a hurricane season. 

Sep 11, 2018 01:45 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Lucky us - we most of our listings - condos and it is much easier to prepare for an impending hurricane. Most of the owners will call condominium association and ask them to enter their condo and do preparation.

Sep 11, 2018 01:44 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We don't have hurricanes in Central Oregon. Looks like Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 has some great ideas.

Sep 11, 2018 12:46 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

That's a very good question.  Since we live in the desert not one I've had to consider. But if I was in that situation I'd for sure have  a team in place of my regular guys to go out and secure all the homes we possibly could - at sellers expense.

Sep 11, 2018 12:18 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

N/A

Sep 11, 2018 10:30 AM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Not a problem in my area.  Nothing we can do in anticipation of the odd earthquake or volcanic eruption that might happen that a seller hasn't already hopefully done. 

Sep 11, 2018 10:08 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

not an issue where I live, but I do check on vacant listings after storms

Sep 11, 2018 09:21 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I've never faced that issue, however, my sense is that they would need to commission someone to prepare the home ... and pay for it. 

Sep 11, 2018 08:00 AM
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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

I've never lived in hurricane country with exception to Maui, but was never their during one.

Sep 11, 2018 07:19 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

We'll make sure that the owners are safe and evacuating if you're talking about a storm like Florence. Shutter up, head out of town and hope for the best. Assessments and assistance will be rendered upon our return whenever possible.  

Sep 11, 2018 07:09 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

nothing to prepare, but our firm checks on all listings after any weather event, tornado, storms, heavy rains,  etc.

Sep 11, 2018 06:46 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I warn them and help them find vendors to take care of their properties.

Sep 11, 2018 06:38 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I've never been in that situation.... 

Sep 11, 2018 06:29 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not in Oklahoma.

Sep 11, 2018 05:34 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Sep 11, 2018 04:39 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I fortunately do not need to... not our thing. 

Sep 11, 2018 11:04 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Advise the owners to make sure the property is prepared.

Sep 11, 2018 08:15 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

 Good luck to all who are in the path of this pending disaster! I am glad I am not one who is.

Sep 11, 2018 06:55 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

When I was active in Florida as much as I could to help. Even put up storm shutters when time allowed!

Sep 11, 2018 06:08 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good question, what do you do?

 

Sep 11, 2018 02:11 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Luckily we don't have to, cannot buy a drop of rain here.  I feel for those on the coast.

Sep 14, 2018 03:57 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We don't have them in California.  Wouldn't have a clue except to put stuff inside and to board up the windows.

Sep 14, 2018 08:45 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem - sure enough, have someone take care of this ASAP if I am away.

Sep 11, 2018 10:14 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Make sure their insurance is up to date.  Cut off the breakers at the panel.  Cut off the water at the street.  

Sep 11, 2018 05:54 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Well if I had listings in an area that was looking at this kind of a storm, I would take down  my signs and talk with my clients and devise a plan

Sep 11, 2018 05:43 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I have my away customers hire a handyman to "batten down the hatches".

Local clients take care of things thenselves

Sep 11, 2018 04:06 PM