Tips on “What to Do After a Flood”
Focus of New IREM Checklist
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(Chicago, Sept. 18, 2013) – As the current flooding in the Rockies painfully reminds us, floods are not only life-threatening disasters, but each year cause billions of dollars in property damage. Mindful that cleaning up a flood-damaged property requires a step-by-step approach, with attention to safety, insurance liability, and subsequent impact, the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) has developed a disaster response checklist for real estate managers to begin the process of picking up the pieces.
The checklist contains tips on:
- What to do before and when entering a flooded property
- Cleaning up
- Insurance-related matters
It also contains general information about floods and flood insurance as well as links to resources/contacts for additional information.
IREM Members and non-members can download the checklist, cost-free, at Post Flood Checklist.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE OF REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT
The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) is an international community of real estate managers dedicated to ethical business practices, maximizing the value of investment real estate, and promoting superior management through education and information sharing. An affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS, IREM is the home for all industry professionals connected to real estate management – and the only organization serving both the multi-family and commercial sectors.
We believe that good management matters, and that well-managed properties pay dividends in terms of value and in the quality of life for residents, tenants and customers. We believe in professional ethics. We believe in the power of knowledge and the importance of sharing it.
IREM offers a variety of membership types for professionals of every experience level, from on-site managers to high-level executives. Our credentials, earned by meeting high standards of education, experience, and ethical business practices, include: Certified Property Manager (CPM), Accredited Residential Manager (ARM), Accredited Commercial Manager (ACoM), or Accredited Management Organization (AMO).
Since 1933, IREM has set the standard for best practices in real estate management. Today, IREM membership includes nearly 18,000 individuals and 560 corporate members. To learn more about the IREM and its chapter network, call (800) 837-0706, ext. 4650 (outside the U.S. call (312) 329-6000) or visit www.irem.org.