Everyone wants to pay the least they can when buying insurance and homeowner’s insurance is no exception. The more safety measures you have in place throughout your home the less likely you’ll have major disasters occurring so the less your insurance will cost you.
The following list are some protections you’d be wise to install prior to taking out your homeowners’ insurance policy — or soon after you begin coverage. Some insurance companies offer discounts for these protections, and some don’t. So it’s in your best interests to shop around and find out who will make you the best offer for your efforts.
- Security system
- Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
- Sprinkler system
- Dead-bolt locks
- Heat detectors
- Fire extinguishers
- Fire escapes (if present) that are easily accessible antenna(e)
- Backyard pool (if present) surrounded by fence with a securely locked and bolted gate
- Sidewalks outside the house are and contain no large cracks, chips or holes
Before you meet with an insurance agent following the purchase of any Leland homes for sale or anywhere else for that matter, make a list of all of your home’s features. List anything and everything you can think of as you have nothing to lose but money.
In today’s competitive market, it’s particularly important to shop around, because it’s quite possible you’ll receive widely varying quotes on policies that offer essentially the same coverage. Whether you’re looking for a policy for one of our Leland homes for sale or you have an existing home you’re insuring, you’re bound to get a better rate by adding some of the features we’ve mentioned here.