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Announcing Home Pro Sponsor Cards – invite your clients to HomeDiary

Posted by Michael Rahmn on Sep 26, 2018 5:11:24 PM

We are excited to announce a new way for Home Pro's to stay in touch with clients and help spread the word about HomeDiary. Home Pro's can now invite people they know or have done business with to HomeDiary.

  1. For Home Pro's: This puts your contact info within easy reach of your clients by creating a contact card. If you ever change email, phone numbers, or companies, you can update your card and it will be automatically updated for anyone you've invited.

  2. For Homeowners: Your Home Pro's contact information is within easy reach if you have follow up questions or want advice on other pro's or services they might recommend (real estate agents are a great resource for recommending other Home Pro's — just ask!).

Important NOTE for Homeowners: Your HomeDiary is private by default. Nobody besides you has access to the information in your account unless you explicitly share it. Using the invite link to sign up simply populates a contact card in your list of Home Pros.

See our Help Video on inviting your clients

Or - Here's how it works in 4 steps

  1. Create a HomeDiary account
  2. Add a HomePro sponsor card to your profile
  3. Copy / paste the invite link
  4. Send the invite

Create your own account



Add a Home Pro Profile

Got to your profile page:

Expand the HomePro section:

Fill in your profile:

Be sure to hit save.

Once you hit save, you'll see an Invite Link section appear. Clicking in the box will highlight the descriptive text as well as your unique invite URL.

Copy this to your clipboard (File > Copy, or the shortcut appropriate for your device).


Send the Invite

You can paste the code into an email, Facebook or other social media. Feel free to re-write it in your own words. The important part to keep in tact is the invite code:

Here's what it looks like:


The last bit — "yourcodehere" — will be unique to you. Use that URL anywhere you'd like to to invite others to HomeDiary.

If you would like some eye candy to go along with your email, just right click on this image and "Save as" an image on your computer, then upload it into your email blast.

Topics: home inventory, home automation, homeowners insurance, 3d spaceplanner, homeownership lifecycle, home pro sponsor

Disaster Recovery: How To Be Prepared For When The Insurance Man Cometh

Posted by Kris Cone on Sep 26, 2018 4:53:10 PM
The Homeowner's Guide To Disaster Preparedness.

“LOS ANGELES — With thick plumes of smoke, towering flames and mass evacuations, a fast-moving wildfire struck one of America’s major cities on Wednesday.
As fires raged out of control across Southern California, a new blaze erupted in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, near iconic landmarks like the U.C.L.A. campus and the Getty Museum, home to old masters paintings and ancient Roman statues.
Forty miles to the northwest, the largest of several fires underway had consumed 90,000 acres by Wednesday night and at least 150 structures — probably hundreds more, fire officials said — and threatened 12,000 others in the city of Ventura and neighboring communities, and was 5 percent contained. Other major fires were burning in the northern San Fernando Valley and the rugged region north of Los Angeles.” (The New York Times, 2017)

There have been any number of disasters since, wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. These calamities can leave a homeowner feeling uprooted, both emotionally and financially. Victims may still be trying to process the emotional burden of the event, while being bombarded with additional worries such as the condition of their home and belongings. Or, how do they replace all of their damaged documents?

Perhaps the biggest question of all, is where to start.
For many property victims, the bureaucratic anquish of negotiating with an insurance adjuster can be as stressful as the natural disaster itself. Endless requests for documentation, photos, and paperwork, can slow down the payouts. In fact, Some homeowners are often so worn down from the process that they negotiate smaller settlements than they should.

It is important to safety store critical documents. How would you start over if the deed to your house, your birth certificate, or military records were demolished or washed away?

Collecting, recording, and preparing your important papers, photos, and documents can bring you an immense amount of relief, with really little effort.

Of note, 75% of homeowners DO NOT have any system or documentation in place of what is in their home. Battling insurance companies after a disaster strikes won’t be so foreboding if you consider these simple tips.
1. Check with your insurance company on the types of documents they may require to process claims and quote policy deductibles.

2. Take photos of the items you’ve acquired over the years, like art, electronics, furniture, and jewelry. It might be difficult to replace them without a good home inventory. This inventory needs to include descriptions, photos, serial numbers, and receipts.

3. An online home inventory service, HomeDiary.com, is just the sort of app you need to help you go room to room to catalogue and document your items.

If you’re well documented, you are going to have a much easier time when it comes to negotiating with your insurance company.

Topics: insurance documentation, disaster preparedness, homeowners insurance

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