Simple Lesson In Insurance

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

On June 30, my client closed on a 2 bdr/2 bath absolutely stunning unit on the 24th floor of ocean Walk Wyndham Resort. The minute I received the executed HUD from out-of-town Title Company, I scanned and e-mailed it to the Resort and asked them to expedite putting the unit into rental pool. The unit was an REO and was not on rental for a long time.

I then received the e-mail from the Manager, forwarded the requirements to the new owner, waited till he got the Insurance policy for the unit (Liability & Content), and on Friday afternoon I met the owner in the resort and took him to the manager. 4th of July weekend was coming, the resort was very busy, and the manager had to stay Ocean Walk Resortlate to make sure the unit was ready to go on rental.

And on Tuesday I have received the following e-mail:

Hello Mr. Xxxxxxxxxxx,

After a little scrambling we were able to put your unit into the rental rotation.  Thank you again for allowing Extra Holidays to manage your unit.

On Sunday, July 4, 2010, Xxxxxxx, the guest staying in your unit, slipped and fell in the tub.  Paramedics responded to the call and Ms. Xxxxx was transported to Halifax Hospital.  I attached a copy of the resort’s incident report for your records.  I will be forwarding your insurance information to Ms. Xxxxx.  Ms. Xxxxx’s contact information is located on the incident report.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Regards,
Kathy Xxxxxx
Wyndham Ocean Walk Resort

How many times in other condo-hotels we had the situation where there was a gap after the new owner obtained the insurance, and the management company kept renting the unit.

My client is a serious  businessman, not just a lucky guy. He knew that chances of him getting in trouble were close to 0, but he did not risk, he got the insurance. Close to 0% risk of trouble on the first day the unit was rented and 0% could easily be a few thousand dollars.

A good lesson for me

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Damon Gettier
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It is great when clients make good sound decisions and keep themselves, and you, out of trouble!

July 08, 2010 10:08 PM
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Mary Kay Irving
Thompson Daviau Realty

Important info for Everyone Jon not just renters and homeowner.  Insurance of all kinds is just plain smart.  Thanks for sharing.

July 08, 2010 10:10 PM
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate

So glad he did not hestitate for a secod to get his insurance.  Whew!!!

July 08, 2010 10:11 PM
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Jack Mossman - The Nines Team in Stockton
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Wow .... while recreational property isn't part of my focus, the lesson you shared is inpressive!  I'll use it in future examples and teaching.  Thanks for sharing!

July 08, 2010 10:11 PM
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Marchel Peterson
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
Results Realty

I'll bet he is breathing a HUGE sigh of relief that he followed his instincts to get the insurance before letting a renter in.

July 08, 2010 10:20 PM
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Rodney Mason
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Being properly insured is crucial.  Investors with rental properties especially need to consider an umbrella policy.

July 08, 2010 10:30 PM
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

Actually, the e-mail was a copy of the e-mail sent to my client as when he set his account with the resort, he asked them to copy me on everythig they send him, as he is often not in town, and he wants me to figure where it need his personal attention, or when I can simply take care of things.

I sat quiet, and he did not even call me or send me an e-mail.

And I imagine what the reaction would be if there was not insurance, and the e-mail would state that "we have provided the guest;s attorney with your contact information, and you will hear from this attorney shortly"

WHat a world of difference

July 08, 2010 11:06 PM
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Andrea Swiedler
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Jon, that wasn't fun. Good thing your client dotted all his I's and crossed all his T's...

July 08, 2010 11:32 PM
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
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Andrea - it was sure a shock to get on your first day of renting.

July 09, 2010 12:36 AM
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Hi Jon, that is a very good lesson for everyone!  Thank you for sharing it.

July 09, 2010 12:46 AM
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
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thank you, Dan. It was a serious call for us, as we have customers who would be very lenient... Well, we won't any more.

July 09, 2010 01:06 AM
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