The recent storms have left many otherwise perfect homes with uprooted lawns, siding damage, and wet basements. The first thing to do when your home is listed and you’re hit with unexpected storm damage is call your agent. The key to a smooth transaction is keeping the lines of communication open. Your agent will want to make sure all parties to the transaction know that the damage has happened BEFORE they drive by! Your agent will walk you through disclosing to the buyers and will work with the buyers after your insurance adjuster has visited. Buyers may want some say in the work that needs to be done and/or contractors to be hired. Mother nature might not always have your best interest in mind during your home sale process, but you can always bet your agent does! Make sure to make them your first call.