Home Sellers – Moms Hate Dirty Floors

Collier Swecker video blogs about how many home sellers who live in family friendly neighborhoods forgo cleaning carpets and making sure the floors are clean. They do this at their own peril because Mom’s, especially young mothers, are some of the pickiest home buyers that we deal with. It is easy for a Seller to just say that “we will give a carpet allowance” but it’s hard for these mothers to remotely imagine their young children playing, eating and crawling around on the nasty floors. They walk out of the home with the nasty carpet or floor as their main memory. Make sure you make the floors as clean as possible especially if there is a good chance a young family is a likely buyer. If you have any questions or comments email me at Collier@MegaAgents.com, visit my blog at www.CollierSwecker.com or my website at www.MegaAgents.com.

Vacant Homes and Rental Homes Need Different Insurance Policies

Collier Swecker video blogs about how home owners who have moved out of their home or have decided to rent their home need to convert their existing home owners insurance policies to policies that will cover vacant homes or rental homes. Most of the time, rental homes and vacant homes are exclusions from the traditional homeowners policies and are grounds for denial of claims. We have seen it happen! If you have any questions or comments email me at Collier@MegaAgents.com, visit my blog at www.CollierSwecker.com or my website at www.MegaAgents.com.

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Home Owners May Want to Consider Getting Flood Insurance

Collier Swecker video blogs about how recent weather situations in the Birmingham Alabama area have highlighted the fact that some homeowners who are not technically located in a FEMA designated Flood Zones should consider getting flood insurance. Homeowners need to remember that normal homeowners hazard insurance policies do not cover damage caused by flooding or rising water. Collier gives examples of situations where owners may want to consider getting flood insurance. If you have any questions or comments email me at Collier@MegaAgents.com, visit my blog at www.CollierSwecker.com or my website at www.MegaAgents.com.

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Make Sure Your Home Repair Contractor Is Licensed, Insured & Not Dirty

Collier Swecker video blogs about how there are currently some real shady home repairmen and contractors that are lurking around Birmingham as a result of the recent storms. Ask professionals like your Realtor, Lawyer, or local home repair store manager for a recommendation of great contractors. Make sure that you visually inspect a copy of your contractors workers compensation insurance, liability insurance, and their professional licensing information. If you have any comments or questions about hiring honest and legal contractors to help in your home repair at Collier@MegaAgentRealEstate.com or visit my website at www.MegaAgents.com.

Birmingham Tornados 2011 Lesson – Make Sure You Create a Video for Home Inventory

Collier Swecker video blogs his thoughts on the rash of devastating Tornados that hit the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa areas in April 2011. Collier has had the opportunity to speak with some of the many victims of the tornados and also some insurance professionals  who have all shared their wish that the victims had created better inventories of all of the possessions that they had in their homes. We just never know when we will be the victim of violent storms, so we must prepare now. If you have any comments or questions about this post me at Collier@MegaAgentRealEstate.com or visit my website at www.MegaAgents.com.