Marco Giancola, Realtor    (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida (Beachfront Realty)

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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

My thoughts & prayers are with everyone in the path of monster Hurricane Matthew.

PS. Makes me feel lucky to live in the snowbelt.  No hurricanes, no tornadoes, no earthquakes, no floods.

Oct 05, 2016 09:21 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Fortunately, Charlotte is not in the direct path of the storm. But I did tank up my car today just in case supplies get interrupted.

Oct 06, 2016 02:19 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Be safe Marco and we are prepared even though Naples looks like it will be spared. As for educating homeowners, there are many resources we use to let them know what to do in case of one here.

Oct 05, 2016 11:29 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

One thing is for sure. Whatever is not functioning well will be revealed

Oct 05, 2016 11:23 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

There are so many new residents of coastal regions that have not experienced a hurricane. First though is hoping they all get out safely

Oct 05, 2016 10:25 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We are expecting a picnic here Marco Giancola in Sarasota

Oct 05, 2016 09:49 PM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

We tell them to leave, anything else would just opening the liability door.

Oct 05, 2016 09:27 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's a good thought, Marco, about helping first time residents of your area.... 

Oct 05, 2016 09:21 PM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

We have a handout that goes in our baskets for our customers

Oct 06, 2016 01:32 AM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Hi Marco,

I have no first time buyers to assist but did help my out of state clients prepare.

We evacuated last night, wish we had gone further west. Shutters are closed, patio furniture secure, second car in garage, homeowner's and flood insurance are current...nothing else I can do but wait.

It does not look good for Cocoa Beach, this hotel may be our new home for a while.

 

Oct 06, 2016 01:30 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I have a hand out for ALL customers

Oct 06, 2016 01:10 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Stay safe Marco.

Oct 05, 2016 11:56 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Best to be prepared before it is too late! Stay safe!

Oct 05, 2016 10:49 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Good idea, Marco.   Be prepared.  Stay safe.

Oct 05, 2016 10:22 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No Open Houses - that's for sure...

Oct 05, 2016 10:06 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

WE bought our second home in Jupiter Florida in February and no the agent we used there said nothing about hurricanes. Hurrican shutters would have been a good suggestion.

Oct 05, 2016 09:58 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good reminder to agents.

Oct 05, 2016 09:30 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Share a list of things fot them to consider.

Oct 05, 2016 09:16 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would help them

 

Oct 08, 2016 06:31 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

An important warning for sure Marco, how do you prepare them?

Oct 08, 2016 04:39 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Marco Giancola - it's always a good idea to share great tips with buyers.

Oct 06, 2016 03:45 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have prepared my agents for buyers that always follow a hurricane in Florida

Oct 06, 2016 02:52 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I am a "prepper".  I can't recall sharing thoughts with a first time buyer.

Stop by if you get hard up... we have water, fuel, food, lighting, defense, tents... whatever you need!

Oct 06, 2016 02:48 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

If you in Florida are getting as many get-out-of-Dodge stories on media as we are, it would be hard to miss the warnings.  

And what a strange projected path!

Stay dry and safe down there!

Oct 06, 2016 01:25 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

My thoughts are with those in that area. 

Oct 06, 2016 12:15 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I'm clear across the country, but man, my prayers for safety go out to everyone who is there.

Oct 06, 2016 10:00 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't live in that area, but I do talk with buyers about Tornado's

Oct 06, 2016 09:13 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Sounds like a good cause Marco Giancola 

Oct 06, 2016 07:17 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I hope I'm prepared, Marco.  It's going to be a long night.

Oct 06, 2016 03:28 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

N/A for me, but I've done the education for earthquakes.  Educated some Britts who were seeing a listing of mine.  Their agent was, sadly, clueless.

Oct 06, 2016 03:08 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Andrew, Charley, Dennis, Ivan, Jeanne and Wilma precipitated some instruction through the decades. None so far for Mathew although I believe Katrina and Sandy helped with that awareness.

Oct 06, 2016 01:29 AM