Owning Real Estate Has
Two Sides, Pleasure & Pain
In a recent TV interview on
crisis management and financial recovery, Alford was asked how
to best avoid problems that can lead to disasters. Alford’s
answer, "Every property owner should get an annual check
up on their property much like they do with their personal health.
Deciding to take these kinds of pro-active, preventative measures
will be very cost efficient over time. In almost all cases,
these prevention checkup tours uncover hard-dollar savings for
the owners, such as ways to reduce energy costs, insurance premiums,
etc. These savings add up to more than the cost of the audits
over time. The net result is that it does not cost the owner
anything, it saves him or her hard dollars. For example, a 40
gallon hot water heater can be bought and installed for about
$400.00 if you have time to shop and work with the plumber’s
schedule. In an emergency situation, the exact heater will cost
$900.00 or more!
Educated people get annual
medical check ups to AVOID serious problems, and to reduce the
surprise of medical problems. We even have our cars inspected
once a year for safety! Doesn’t it make the same sense to have
your most valuable possessions checked as well? This provides
the property owner with a good start on a realistic contingency
plan as well as being able to enjoy the property and avoid all
sorts of emergency service needs that cost a fortune, and always
happen at the most inconvenient time!
Since 1985, Disaster Masters
® has been providing organizations and corporations in the
New York Metro area with pro-active crisis management consulting
and Disaster Prevention Check Ups™. Recently they have created
a residential property division for property owners.
This service is extremely valuable for two-income families,
and those whose time is worth more than $300.00 per day. Especially
seasonal property owners and landlords who do not have daily
contact with their property.
Alford said, "We understand
the problems that are associated with seasonal and income property
because we have helped thousands of owners recover from disasters
and mishaps over the last 30years. With this new residential
service, now absentee property owners, investors and landlords
can avoid having to endure the pain of emergencies and focus
on the benefits and the pleasures they want from their investments."
Because I had a personal interest
in this kind of unique service, I asked Alford the following
questions. His answers gave me enough information to use Disaster
Masters' services to avoid most future emergencies.