- Buying an inadequate insurance
Were you offered cheap home insurance that looked "good enough"? People are often drawn in by low prices. However, you get what you pay for--or in this case, what you don't pay for.
Before buying a policy, it's best to do your research and find out what's best for you and your home. Select an insurance company that has a good reputation and purchase a policy that would give you the best coverage. Remember, buying inadequate insurance will cost you in the long run.
- Underestimating your home's value
Another big mistake you can make with your home insurance is underestimating the value of your house and its contents. The value of your home is more than just its market price. There are a lot of factors that come into play. When estimating, get a professional to do it with you or use software. In this way, you can make sure your policy is adequate.
- Skipping over exclusions
Never assume that everything is covered in your insurance. As much as possible, read the exclusions of your insurance and find out which types of incidents are not covered. If you can, make amendments to your policy in order to cover the highest risks in your area (for example, if your area is prone to landslides or flooding). These can usually be covered with additional charges.
- Being cheap with your insurance
People always find it easy to assume that the worst possible scenarios will never happen to them. However, when you find yourself facing a natural disaster, for example, you're going to pay more out-of-pocket if you purchased a policy that doesn't cover it (or doesn't cover enough). The point of home insurance is to be prepared and secured when an untoward incident happens, so make sure your insurance can cover the worst of the worst.
In conclusion, home insurance is a safeguard for your home and should be given much thought. Making one mistake can affect your finances, family, and in worst-case scenarios, quality of life. Take note of these four common home insurance mistakes and take steps today to avoid them.
At Cornerstone Insurance Agency, we put our clients first by offering them policies that they can afford. Having insurance is a necessity nowadays and we're here to help you out. Learn more about our products and services by calling our agency at (770) 413-0807. You can also request a free quote by CLICKING HERE.