Obituaries Don't Discriminate

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Fitts Agency

I have a habit of looking at the obituaries each day in my local newspaper.  If I were to take a random poll of subscribers, I would probably find that my daily habit is not unique only to me.

When you look at those who have passed on, you would hope that most would have lived long and productive lives.  Sadly, and often, you read of young children, young husbands, young wives, young mothers, young fathers, and young grandparents who've passed away unexpectedly, and certainly premature, in the opinions of those they've left behind.

I can't help but wonder, being in the business that I'm in, if many of those loved ones are leaving behind financial burdens that can only prolong the grieving process.

One of my clients, a real estate agent, recently told me of one of her clients who had just lost her husband.  Her client, let's call her, "Linda," a homemaker for most of her life, always depended upon her husband to handle all of the financial concerns, primarily the mortgage payment on her beautiful home.

Linda's husband passed away, unexpectedly, at the young age of 50.  He didn't have any life insurance.  Linda is now in the process of losing her home, and trying to find work in these perilous financial times.

Linda's story breaks my heart, yet her situation is more common than you would think.

If you are reading this and don't have a life insurance plan in place, or too little life insurance, or even if you have no idea what you need, please, please, take care of this issue today - before it's too late.

Obituaries don't discriminate.  There are broken hearts behind every picture, young or old.

I'm Todd Murphy, and I'm passionate about taking care of families like yours. 

"Love people.  Help them protect those they love, and the stuff they own." - That's my mission for my business. 

Comments (3)

Faina Reinhardt - Manhattan, NY

It's heartbreaking.  As if losing your loved one is not enough, she now has to be homeless as well.  Just terrible.

Sep 27, 2010 04:29 AM
Phil Hillerman
Crye-Leike Realtors® - Rogers, AR
Crye-Leike Realtors®

Sad story, I hope you having sucess in helping people protect themselves from these circumstances.


Jun 14, 2012 10:56 PM
James A. Browning
Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute - International, IT
MRE REOCertified(R) SSCertified

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Jul 07, 2012 11:51 PM