In Canada, and especially in real estate, this is a time of year we can all look forward to. The days are getting longer, the snow is melting, and the optimistic feeling of the spring market is on the horizon. It’s easy to get swept up in the usual hustle that comes along with that anticipation, but for many homeowners in Canada, a growing issue this time of year is the threat of flooding.
Many of our major cities have less than favourable scores when it comes to flood risk mitigation practices, according to a 2019/2020 study conducted by the Intact Centre for Climate Adaptation, at the University of Waterloo. This is why it’s even more important now to learn what can be done on an individual level to avoid dangerous scenarios in the future. That’s why we have partnered with the Intact Centre for Climate Adaptation to expand our course offering and include Flood Prevention.
This one-hour course is specifically designed for REALTORS®. It will help you understand the rising costs associated with homeownership due to extreme weather, as well as factors to be aware of when it comes to flood risk mitigation, and preparedness. You will be better equipped with the knowledge you need to make informed suggestions on the unique situations that your clients face, and those practical applications and simple actions can mean a world of difference. As a result, you’ll be able to lend an extra level of valuable awareness to your clients and increase their peace of mind.