John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer (CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, I am very prepared both inside and out for nearly any situation.

Apr 24, 2016 09:17 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We are ready as we can be. A

Apr 24, 2016 08:42 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties


It was a great post, I found it through Roger's reblog.  I'm a disaster response professional myself.  Been doing that since 2002.  I appreciate your posts.

Apr 24, 2016 06:34 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

John, having grown up in Tornado Alley, I totally appreciate the DC area's lack of drama when it comes to natural disasters.  The closest we come are big snows, and they are usually easy to be prepared for - lots of food, wine and firewood!

Apr 24, 2016 05:13 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

there is no answer here better than Roger D. Mucci 's..... whatever he does with the next "Big One," just follow his lead!! 

Apr 24, 2016 05:13 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Come what may...each one has to answer in more ways than one. Yes here!

Apr 24, 2016 04:39 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am ready fo teh aftermath and that is what we need to be ready for

Apr 24, 2016 04:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I so don't think about disasters that I know I'm not ready.

Apr 24, 2016 02:30 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Roy Kelley as you know this past year's weather has wreaked havoc and devastation with a millions of folks who were not prepared. But I can hear the war drums beating in the distance and now doubt we are living in a very volatile and unpredictable World today in so many ways and most folks aren't the least bet prepared let alone aware.

Apr 24, 2016 02:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I was not fully prepared for the damage caused by the blizzard this year.

Apr 24, 2016 01:58 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

As ready as one can be.

I'd write more, but I am laughing too hard at my friend Roger D. Mucci's response and Candice A. Donofrio comment on it!

Apr 24, 2016 04:00 PM
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

We experienced this last week in Houston.  16" of rain overnight makes a huge mess.  And then it makes another mess when the overflow feeds into the reservoir.  Always, always, always have flood insurance.

Apr 24, 2016 09:54 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Good advice for west coast dwellers.  Here along the Great Lakes our biggest natural disaster is major SNOW storm but most of the time that only happens in Buffalo.   Be safe John DL Arendsen 

Apr 24, 2016 09:17 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Natural disasters are inevitable, I just hope that I'm not in the path of one.

Apr 24, 2016 04:37 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I live in IL, there will be no 'big one'. We did have a funny commercial last year about tornado preparedness where the guy runs around screaming hysterically & then runs into a wall.  Then it just says 'have a better plan'.

Apr 24, 2016 03:23 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

We are from Southern California and while San Diego has not suffered severe earthquake damage in our lifetime there, we were living in Palm Desert for the Landers quake and can tell you that it is a scary event. We are now in Florida and preparing for hurricane season and ready if one comes our way.

Apr 24, 2016 03:06 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Big WHAT is the question. I'm just as concerned in this day/age about 'unnatural disasters' . . . but being prepared for anything is pretty important. And very nice post.

Apr 24, 2016 01:16 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

John DL Arendsen I think it is something most think of but few prepare for. 

Apr 24, 2016 01:06 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Both our state association and the Oklahoma City association have foundations that raise money for disasters as well as rallying the real estate community to volunteer for relief efforts. The preamble to the Code of Ethics talks about our responsibility to the community and we should take the preamble at its word.

Apr 24, 2016 01:05 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Oh I hope we do not have one.

Apr 27, 2016 10:00 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We should be ready, as if things happen, we have no control.

Apr 25, 2016 11:44 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

On the east coast, the weatherman alerts us when we have to prepare for snow storms or hurricanes. 

Apr 24, 2016 10:38 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning John. Our plan is in place.

Apr 24, 2016 06:57 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John DL Arendsen thanks for your special post - appreciate it.

One of the reasons I love ActiveRain is contributions like this....

Apr 24, 2016 03:09 PM
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

No, we are not ready.  Definitely something we should do.

Apr 24, 2016 01:48 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It is good to be aware and prepared for a Big One but not crippled and not able to enjoy life because of waiting and expecting it to happen.

Apr 24, 2016 01:38 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    In Florida, we are prepared for Hurricanes, by keeping enough food, fuel, and water to last for several days.   But how do you prepare for an Earthquake?


Apr 24, 2016 01:12 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

We stay prepared year round here so it is just a matter of checking the supplies before hurricane season starts on June 1st.


Apr 24, 2016 01:05 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I have some water and food that doesn't require cooking - I should always have a second bag of dog food. 

Apr 24, 2016 12:39 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I sure was after the 1989 CA earthquake.  Not so much anymore. 

Apr 24, 2016 10:50 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Some of my clients say, it is about time to get a big one, since they come kind of regularly. But it was the same with El Nino: a lot of talking and not a lot of rain in here. 

But you are right, it is better to be prepared and know what to do IF. 

Apr 24, 2016 02:20 PM