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Fire Pit Safety

There is nothing quite like enjoying some outdoor time around a fire pit with your family and friends!  We LOVE fire pits and want our Advocate friends that agree to be able to enjoy their time safely.  Below are our thoughts. Advocate’s Thoughts For Fire Pit Safety Location, Location, Location.  Where your fire pit is located is perhaps the most...

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2020-07-28
By: Advocate Brokerage

Keeping You Safe – Backyard risks that are hidden in plain sight

With the stay at home orders that have been in place since March, it may seem like we are in the middle of an endless summer.  With our traditional summer lasting through Labor Day, we wanted to be sure we shared information about a few of the risks hidden in plain sight…right in your own backyard. Pools When it comes...

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2020-07-28
By: Advocate Brokerage

Hurricane Season Is Coming, It’s Time to Buckle Up!

June 1st marks the official start of Hurricane Season which runs through November 30th. Each year the National Weather Service makes predictions for what we can expect in the season ahead and this year was no exception. A look to the year ahead The current outlook foresees a busy season for us with above-normal activity likely.  The average season produces...

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2020-05-26
By: Advocate Brokerage

What you need to know about insuring your Airbnb

With Spring Break on the horizon and summer travel in the near future, those who own a property they rent as an Airbnb need to be informed about their insurance liability. That is where we come in! As your insurance expert, we want to make sure you understand the coverage you currently have and what you can do to protect...

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2020-03-10
By: Advocate Brokerage

It’s Almost Spring! How to protect your home from future insurance claims

Spring is almost here bringing with it warmer weather and blooming flowers.  While we are all excited about the beauty that Spring is going to bring, we want to help you prevent any homeowners insurance claims that may be in your future and the best way to do that is to add a few items to your spring cleaning check...

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2020-03-05
By: Advocate Brokerage

Why Getting An Appraisal Is An Important Part Of Protecting Your Valuables

If you have a love for jewelry or if you have inherited a collection of pieces from a beloved family member, it is important that you get an appraisal.  Appraisals can help you understand the worth of your valuables.  Knowing how much your jewelry is worth can help you make smart decisions regarding their safety. How To Choose An Appraiser...

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2020-02-11
By: Advocate Brokerage

Close and Contain!

When media began their coverage of the devastating apartment building fire that occurred earlier this month in NYC, there was a pretty consistent theme.  FDNY revealed that one of the reasons this particular fire spread so quickly is that when the victims were attempting to escape the blaze, they passed out before closing the door behind them.  Their plea was...

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2020-01-28
By: Advocate Brokerage

When it’s cold outside, protect your home from water damage that can be caused by a burst pipe

When there are freezing temperatures in the forecast we always like to remind our friends and family about a very real danger every home faces. Burst pipes. Water is your home’s worst enemy and we want to help you prevent water leaks than can come from a burst pipe.  In fact, it’s the #1 homeowners insurance claim we see. Many...

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2019-12-03
By: Advocate Brokerage

Don’t settle for Good Enough – Online Insurance

We know how busy life is.  You have too many obligations and not enough spaces open on your calendar to fit them all in.  You know you need insurance and you’ve heard about these great online companies that offer low rates and best of all, you can shop and obtain the homeowner's insurance you need without leaving home.  You think...

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2019-11-04
By: Advocate Brokerage

It’s No Trick, Halloween can be a scary time for Homeowners

Halloween is a treat, especially for kids who will enjoy time with friends and piles of candy.  For homeowners however, it is proven to be a night filled with tricks that open your property to risks.  Insurance claim data reveals that Halloween is among the worst days of the year for home and auto claims related to theft and vandalism....

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2019-10-24
By: Advocate Brokerage

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