Our team had a great April, stayed busy at the office but made time for fun too! One of our clients invited our team to their company annual crawfish boil! It was such a fun day and an honor to be on the guest list with so many nice folks. We also enjoyed a family BBQ with my niece (Max’s sister) Haley and her family visiting from California. It’s always so great to spend time with family. I’m blessed to work with my wife and nephew every day. I’ve always thought it would be cool to take my one man shop and turn it into a family business, and proud to see that become a reality.
With Mother’s Day approaching, be sure to mark your calendar for May 13th. Wishing all the mothers out there a happy day!
On the 28th of May, we will celebrate Memorial Day . While we often spend the day with family, friends and BBQ, we must remember what this day is all about. This special day is to remember , honor and pay tribute to those who died in active military service, the ultimate sacrifice for their country (and all of us).
Jeff Van Matre
Show Us Your Blooms
Each month our agency has a giveaway (sometimes more than one) on our Facebook page! In April our giveaway was a $20 Home Depot Gift Card. Our Facebook friends shared a photo of their flowers and were entered into the drawing.
The winner of the April drawing was Stacey Doty. Congratulations and thank you for your participation.
Be sure to like us on Facebook to be a part of the fun!
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Think Renter’s Insurance is Only for Your “Stuff”? Think Again!
Clients often think they don’t need renters insurance — “Nothing I have is worth that much,” they’ll say, or “I don’t have a lot of stuff.”
That’s how most people think of renter’s coverage: protection for stuff, and nothing more. After all, it’s inexpensive and it doesn’t even cover the structure itself. So how important can it be, especially if you don’t think you have anything valuable to protect?
Plenty important, because you have more to protect than you realize. You just have to stop thinking only about “stuff.”
Here are three key financial protections a renters policy provides:
Loss of use coverage. What would you do if a fire or other issue forced you out of your home? You’d have to find a temporary place to stay, maybe even for months — which might cost you more than your normal rent. Loss of use helps cover that and other additional expenses.
Personal liability protection. If someone trips and injures themselves in your unit, they could sue you. If your dog bites one of your guests, they might file suit, too. Yes, lawsuits happen — even among friends. Renters insurance can help cover legal expenses and even judgments against you. (Some dog breeds may disqualify you from coverage, so be sure to inform your agent of all dogs in the household.)
Personal property coverage. Wait, doesn’t this mean your stuff? Well, yes. But really, this coverage protects your finances. Even if you don’t think you have anything valuable, take a minute and mentally add up everything you own (note that if you do have any high-value items, such as jewelry or heirlooms, you may need additional coverage). Now imagine how much it would cost to replace it all. It’s probably a higher number than you thought — and that’s why renters insurance is so important.
Our Referral Program Gives Back
Our first quarter referral program has come to a close. We are excited to share that through the many referrals we received January through April 2018, we were able to present a generous check to Lions Sight & Tissue Foundation where it will go to good use and help right here in OUR community!
Each referral source had their name in the fish bowl for the quarterly drawing…$150 cash! Congratulations to the winner, Curtis ! Curtis (and all 2018) referral sources will be eligible for the yearly drawing for $500 cash!
Referrals are the best compliments and we appreciate each and every one of you!
Thank you for choosing us!
Happy Mothers Day to all of the great moms out there, especially my wife!
I’d like to share our newest beneficiary for our referral program. We are always looking for great local organizations and came across My Possibilities. This organization provides educational programs for adults with disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Autism, Asperger’s, Prader-Willi, head injuries and more. This program provides HIPsters (Hugely Important People) with vocational skills, socialization opportunities, trade skills and independent living skills.
We are excited and proud to work with such an outstanding organization!