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The Welch Group

8351 State Rd 54, Suite 102

Trinity, FL 34655

 

Jennifer Welch
Phone 727-835-1500
info@thewelchgroup.net
Fax 727-835-1600

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Insurance carriers shut down binding of new policies when a hurricane or named storm come within a certain geographical distance to the state of Florida.

INSIDER TIP!

Typically, if a seller already has a FEMA flood policy, it can be transferred into the buyer's name within 3-4 business days!


What our Clients Are Saying About Us:

"What you have recently done right, is what you always have done right as my insurance agent. You continue to be proactive, responsive, efficient, and professional. Continuing that kind of service will ensure customer satisfaction.”

-Ronald H. customer since 2016



CALL US TODAY at 727-835-1500

Special Hurricane Edition for Realtors and Mortgage Brokers

Help Your Clients Close Faster!

Selling a home and helping someone get their mortgage all wrapped up are both long and time consuming processes. So many things can go wrong at the last minute with unexpected issues and problems. Especially as we begin Hurricane Season-Don’t let home insurance be one of them! Here are a few things to keep in mind so your client does not struggle at the last second trying to find a home insurance policy. First of all, many carriers want a roof that is less than 20 years old. Insurance carrier options go down significantly for the home buyer when the roof is over 20 years of age. Second, coastal properties are usually written “ex-wind” which means the buyer needs to purchase a separate wind policy and will most likely need a flood policy as well. In addition, for homes in higher risk flood zones the buyer will need an elevation survey in order to secure flood insurance. Next, homes 40 years old or older typically require a 4 Point Inspection to be eligible for home insurance. The reason a 4 Point is required is to show the insurance carrier that the Roof, HVAC, Plumbing, & Electrical are all in good working order. NOW YOU KNOW and you can Inform your buyer they will need a little more time to secure insurance for older homes & coastal properties due to the likelihood of needing a flood elevation survey and eligibility inspections. If you don't inform them at the beginning, it may cause problems as closing dates approach. Many times these above mentioned factors are a surprise to a buyer and they are then scrambling to secure the necessary insurance policies at the last minute. Being prepared and informed will help you AND your buyer close faster!


 

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