Jory Rozner Strosberg, ThePropertyDiva’s Blog
Chicago Realtor selling Chicago area real estate
Videotaping your home for insurance
I had a flood exactly 1 week after I moved into my newly renovated house. My entire first floor was destroyed and my basement ceiling collapsed.
I wish I had videotaped my home, belongings and furnishings before the flood and right after the flood. It would have been a lot easier to claim everything that was damaged. For example, the Tumi suitcase that was in my closet was rejected because it wasn’t visible in photographs I took that night.
Make sure you get insurance before occupying your home.
Making the video:
- Take an inventory of all belongings. Videotaping works well to jog your memory if items are lost. When taping, read off brand names, and serial and model numbers. Also, use a ruler to determine size.
- Document approximate costs and purchase dates of household goods. This will give you an idea of how much coverage you need and assist you with filing a claim if disaster strikes. When figuring how much coverage you need, many companies offer a “contents evaluation guide” to assist you.
- Keep a copy of inventory video in a safe place AWAY from the buyers home.
For other homeowner tips or if you are interested in buying or selling a home, please contact Jory Rozner Strosberg, ThePropertyDiva at 847.436.4752 or email me.
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I’m available to consult and to speak about social media and Realtor outreach programs – two effective ways to get more prospects through the door! Call 847.436.4752 or email me to schedule a speaking engagement or to schedule a consultation.
About Jory Rozner Strosberg, ThePropertyDiva!
A CPA who launched her real estate career in 1991 in New York City, she worked on lease-ups, outside rentals and sales throughout Manhattan. In 1998, she started a community niche portal with a chatroom and bulletin boards, a predecessor to what is now known as social media. She raised $2Million dollars and her community website was awarded Yahoo’s top 100 websites for 2000. When the internet bust occurred, she dove right back into a successful real estate career working both onsite and off. Now, she blends her real estate and social media experience to create innovative marketing programs to property owners. Whether you are looking for a Chicago Realtor or doing a lease-up of a property anywhere nationwide, Jory Rozner Strosberg, ThePropertyDiva, has solid social media and broker outreach programs that you can get started with right way.
My areas of specialty include Chicago’s North Shore Highland Park, Glencoe, Deerfield, Lake Forest, Highwood Winnetka, Wilmette as well as the Chicago neighborhoods of River North, Gold Coast, River East, Streeterville, West Loop and South Loop.