April 2021 Newsletter
Our little Claire Bear is in remission and is cancer free! In September 2020, Claire was diagnosed with stage 2 liver cancer at 22 months old. Over 6 months, Claire endured 6 rounds of chemo and surgery to remove the tumor, which required surgeons to take two-thirds of her liver and gallbladder. Thankfully, the liver regenerates and you don’t really need a gallbladder! Since recovering from her last rounds of chemo at the end of December, Claire has been thriving and developing so fast. She is definitely giving us a run for our money these days. We are so grateful for all the love, support and prayers we have received during this challenging time. Our family couldn’t have made it through this trial without it.
Thanks To Your Referrals...
We've donated $150 to St. Judes Children’s Hospital! St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. For more information about St. Judes Children’s Hospital and how to get involved, visit www.stjude.org.
REFERRAL PROGRAM DETAILS
As we move into storm season, for every referral we receive this quarter, April through June, we will donate $10 to Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN). ADRN provides relief to those affected by disasters big and small. In addition to the donation, for each referral, you will be entered into our annual $100 gift card drawing, and if your referral becomes a client, you’ll receive a $25 gift card!
LEARN MORE ABOUT ADRN
Are you considering selling your home? Before you put your home on the market, make sure you get the most for your property by having your home professionally staged. On average a staged home sells for 6-9% more than an unstaged property. If you’re ready to increase your return on investment and profit top dollar for your home, contact Lindsay at HomeCraft Staging. Lindsay is a certified Home Stager and was voted as a 2019 Top 10 Home Stager by the Real Estate Staging Association.
WHAT LINDSAY CAN DO FOR YOU
Avoiding Stage Auto
Staged auto accident fraud occurs when a criminal targets another driver on the road and uses manipulative methods to get them to crash their vehicle into the criminal’s vehicle. From there, the criminal uses the crash incident as a way to file false insurance claims.
This form of fraud can appear in a variety of sophisticated schemes. Here are some common methods of staged auto accident fraud:
- The Drive Down: After being motioned by the criminal, the victim merges into traffic. As they merge, the criminal speeds up to cause a collision, later denying any motion to merge.
- The Panic Stop: The criminal pulls in front of the victim, and a passenger watches for the victim to become distracted. Once distracted, the criminal slams on the brakes, causing the victim to rear-end the criminal.
- The Sideswipe: The criminal positions their vehicle in the outer turn lane and sideswipes the victim in the inner turn lane.
LEARN HOW TO PREVENT STAGED ACCIDENT FRAUD
Green Living Tips For Your Home
“Going green” is not only good for the environment, but is also beneficial to your health and wallet. Making small, eco-friendly lifestyle changes can help you live a cleaner life and make a serious impact. By following the three R’s—reduce, reuse and recycle—you can take simple steps to live a more environmentally sound life.
GOING GREEN TIPS
Understanding Your Policy
Your homeowners insurance policy can offer financial protection in the event of an unexpected disaster involving your home or personal property. But how you will be reimbursed following a claim depends on the type of coverage you have. Watch this video for an outline of the two main policy valuation methods—replacement cost coverage and actual cash value coverage.