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Realtors Help Communities Weather Storms

Florida Realtors supports the My Safe Florida Home Program, which provides eligible homeowners with resources before and after storms.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Each year, more than 300,000 people move to Florida – many who have never experienced a hurricane. For newcomers and established residents alike, hurricanes can be worrisome, albeit an inevitable part of Florida living.

With forecasters saying the 2024 hurricane season will be active, Realtors® in Florida are ready to play a pivotal role, said Danielle Galvin, a Realtor who serves as vice president for Florida Realtors® District 8.

Florida Realtors supports the My Safe Florida Home Program, which offers eligible homeowners assistance with the free wind mitigation home inspections and matching grants up to $10,000 to fortify their homes against hurricanes through qualifying mitigation projects.

Realtors help homebuyers learn what to expect and the precautions to take before a hurricane. They help homeowners with the dos and don'ts of buying a resilient home, how home insurance works, how they can harden their homes and other steps that can protect property.

Realtors also help with disaster recovery, facilitate the sale of homes, volunteer in community cleanup, organize supply drives for neighborhoods, and more. The Realtor Relief Foundation also recently granted $100,000 to help Florida Panhandle residents with housing problems in the wake of disastrous storm and rain conditions in early January.

Source: Tallahassee Democrat (03/28/24) Galvin, Danielle

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