Prepare for all disasters with a Home Inventory!

Real Estate Agent with Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.

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We have all seen coverage of wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes and other natural disasters.  I have personally lived through several hurricane/flooding disasters.  

The news coverage usually end up with homeowners asking, "Where do I start—everything is gone!"

Losing a home in a fire, flood, hurricane  or earthquake maybe the most devastating experience a homeowner has to live through.

But you can make recovery easier by preparing an inventory beforehand.

Coming up with a list from memory of all your possessions after a loss is nearly impossible.

Collecting on all your losses is important but you need “back up." That is, you need proof that you have the covered items.

best way is to do an e-inventory using smartphone apps. There are several highly rated ones, such as Encircle, Itemtopia and NAIC Home Inventory.

Please note that compiling an inventory is most likely a multiday effort because you want a complete list of ever insurable item.

Take your time and get it right. Be sure to update the data regularly as many homeowners and renters are always adding to their household items.



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Joy Daniels, GRI, ABR, CSP, e-PRO
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Harrisburg, PA  17110

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Comments (4)

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Joy Daniels - this is great advice. If only everyone would do it. 

Insurance companies look for ways to deny claims.  An inventory and photos are great proof that we owned what we lost. 

Jan 04, 2023 12:32 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Joy and thank you for sharing this great information with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great 2023!

Jan 04, 2023 01:22 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Joy Daniels this is great advice and easy to do.

Jan 04, 2023 02:15 PM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

You are so right Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  - insurance companies need proof and it's not to diffictult (although it is time consuming!) to put a list together.

Will Hamm it's been too long - you have a HAPPY 2023 too!

Thank you George Souto  . . . hoping I inspired you. 

Jan 10, 2023 08:05 AM