Homeowners, car, travel, and even phone insurances…all of these can be perceived as unnecessary musts. You can all probably think back to a time when you think to yourself, I am so thankful that I opted for additional coverage or opted for a certain policy that cost a little more. In the long run, it ended up saving your shirt.

I am always reminded by long time member and Notes subgroup leader, Tom Chase. Tom used to come into my office, oftentimes to follow up on something, had a question or looking for direction. He shared a story of just how AZREIA saved him from bankruptcy heading into the great recession in 2008. Tom recalls that exact moment at an AZREIA meeting during one of Alan Langston’s market updates. Tom said, “that information gave me enough foresight to correct my trajectory and ultimately saved me bankruptcy!”

I have always been enamored of the gratitude members show to AZREIA and its staff. There are certainly other options that exist to get what you need for your real estate business, but just like with an insurance policy you can opt for the cheaper version with less coverage…but? There’s always that “but” had you just invested five dollars a month you wouldn’t be coming out of pocket for that huge deductible. And just like Tom, he invests both time and resources to stay an active member in AZREIA because he knows just how hard we work to research, build, and present the information that matters the most in good times and bad.

AZREIA members, if you are reading this, we just want to say that we are incredibly grateful that you have invested in us to be your source for updates and information. And now, we hope that you will lean on us as we navigate these very fluid times. Also, we appreciate your patience as we reformat and pivot to bring information and events to you virtually. We realize just how much you are counting on us during this time and promise not
to let you down! Check out the Executive Director’s article on just how we are adapting all of the resources you have come to expect from AZREIA in a way that you can access and digest during this time.

If you have yet to invest in AZREIA, well now might be that time to look into a “policy.” We know the coming months will be difficult for all of us to navigate with “stay orders” in place across the country. You’re going to need access to service providers, up to date and detailed market stats to pivot and adapt your strategies, and networking if you haven’t already built up a solid source. There is no reason to recreate the wheel when so many AZREIA members are in this together.

Remember, you are not alone. Just like AZREIA, our Business Associates are there to help you, as well. Most of them have changed to adapt to the challenges and continue to provide you vital services and information. We were serious when we mentioned it earlier, please lean on us and our resources like our Business associates to help you through this very fast moving and fluid time.

As more information comes available we will do our part to summarize and give you best practices to keep you and your business moving forward! While it is a minimal investment in your “AZREIA Insurance Policy,” take it from our members, you’ll be glad and grateful you did when we get to the other side of this! Stay safe, stay well, and foremost, stay in communication on how we can best serve you!