Service Provider Highlight: Connolly Walker
You all know I like to partner with the best because life’s too short for ridiculousness. This is why I LOVE Connolly when it comes to the headache of finding homeowner’s insurance.
She works hard, is a TAR-HEEEEEEL (hey, let’s remember what’s important), is super-smart, really nice, and chalk-full of good information. She’s teaming up with me to provide some useful information during the year in the hopefully rare event that “God” or wood-destroying insects decide to make your life more complicated. She’s already taught me a lot that I didn’t know. It’s good to have someone like her in your corner.
You can find her at:
Connolly Walker, Harris & Company Insurance
First, up, take a home inventory. I will NOT be cataloguing all the kid junk accumulated over the years that may just magically disappear when the kids aren’t looking, but there are some things I can probably take note of. And I can take pictures with the best of them. Thanks for the practical suggestions, Connolly!
What’s a Home Inventory & Why Do I Need One?
By Connolly Walker
Homeownership is a fantastic achievement! Soon you’ll be filling your home with all the items that bring you joy. But do you really know everything that’s in your home?
We hear from many customers about organizing a home inventory. This is a great idea and we do encourage it! Whenever there is a disastrous claim, either from water damage, storm damage or a fire, you’ll be asked to put together a catalog of what was lost. This could be a daunting task, so we suggest homeowners proactively put together a list, and there is no better time then after you’ve just finished nesting in your new home.
How To Start Your Home Inventory
Choose a Starting Point
Work through your home room by room. Use photos! Stand in the middle of each room and take a picture of each wall. Take photos of each cabinet, closet and dresser. Many customers choose to do a video walk through of the home, this is an excellent idea, too!
No need to document every pair of shoes, just group each and assign a value.
Keep Your Receipts
Having documentation of your high value purchases, like a receipt or purchase order, helps provide accurate value of their replacement cost. Think of big ticket items like you laptops, computers, sound systems, appliances. Take a picture of your receipts to have an electronic copy.
Record Serial Numbers
Writing down the serial numbers of your electronics and major appliances are a great reference when filing a claim.
We love talking to homeowners about their insurance needs to make sure their insurance plans are appropriate. You can reach out anytime for a review!
You all know I like to partner with the best because life’s too short for ridiculousness. This is why I LOVE Connolly when it comes to the headache of finding homeowner’s insurance. She works hard, is a TAR-HEEEEEEL, is super-smart, really nice, and chalk-full of good information. She’s teaming up with me to provide some useful information through a blog series this year – our first one is on doing a ‘home inventory.”