Insurance tips for Sellers - Part II

Mike Kelty, of State Farm Insurance, also advises sellers to:

•· Eliminate any potential tripping hazards, such as small rugs, that anyonen could trip or slip on. Avoid shiny but slippery waxes and treatments on smooth or exposed flooring

•· Make sure your insurance policy liability is adequate. $1,000,000 is typically a safe level of protection for many people. You should have a Personal Liability Umbrella as a piece of your ongoing insurance protection portfolio.

•· Make certain that all outdoor areas, yards, patios, and pathways, are free of debris. Leaves, pine needles, etc., can be very slick and slippery, particularly when wet.

•· Change sprinkler timers to go on early in the AM to assure that the outside walkways will be dry when someone views the home.

•· Dogs and cats must always be accounted for, for both the prospective buyer's safety and the safety of the animals.

If you or anyone you know living in the San Francisco Bay Area are in need of an ethical, caring Insurance Agent, Call Mike Kelty at 650-593-1400 or visit him at

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Comment balloon 2 commentsLottie Kendall • February 12 2009 09:43AM


For the colder weather states, it is also extremely important to keep clear the snow and ice from the walks, patios, steps, driveway and deck as needed.

Posted by Glen Fisher (National Property Inspections of Southern New Jersey, LLC) almost 12 years ago

Good tip, Glen; thanks for adding it. Can you tell I live and work in California, on the temperate Peninsula between San Francisco and San Jose?

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 12 years ago