“I make sure my buyer clients get a Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange (CLUE report on a home to see if there have been any insurance claims for flooding on the property. Surveyors can also confirm if a home is in or out of a flood plain. The best way to get information on flooding is to ask, not the owners, but the neighbors.”
Thanks to Debbie Murray, CRS, for another great tip. Debbie is a broker with Allie Beth Allman & Associates/Christie's International, in Dallas, TX. Debbie has been a CRS since 2003.