If You’re In a Hurricane-Hit Area, the Federal Government Might Have a Job for You

The U.S. Small Business Administration is looking for damage verifiers in the parts of Texas and Florida that were hit by hurricanes. Damage verifiers are people who use their knowledge about real estate to give the agency their SBAassessment of how much damage a structure  sustained in the storm. By one estimate, almost 150,000 structures were damaged by Hurricane Harvey, so there appears to be a need for many damage verifiers. In Florida, just in the Florida Keys, at least a quarter of all structures were damaged. The SBA is also looking for people to do about half a dozen other contract jobs related to storm recovery, including loan processors.

The SBA opportunity is a top story in the latest Voice for Real Estate news video from NAR. The video also looks at the so-called Big 6 tax reform framework, short-term reauthorization of federal flood insurance, and how to protect your data and your clients’ data from cyber criminals. The video also provides an update on home sales.

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Robert Freedman

Robert Freedman is director of multimedia communications for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. He can be reached at rfreedman@realtors.org.

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