Expiration Dates – not just for insurance policies

October 25, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

Insurance policies expire everyone knows that. But did you know your detectors expire too? Your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors expire and if even they are in working order it is recommended you replace them when they expire.   The carbon monoxide detector has a date printed on it. I took a...

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Replace Your Batteries!

October 25, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

You have heard this a million times but do you really do it? Fire safety experts recommend replacing the batteries in all your detectors (smoke and carbon) twice a year. Every month the detectors should be tested to verify they are in working order. Yes, I know that beeping is incredibly annoying. Wear some...

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Do I Need Flood Insurance?

August 29, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

Before you can decide if you need flood insurance let’s start at the beginning by discussing exactly what it is.  You know from watching the television Texas is in the midst of a terrible flooding situation.  Seeing that horrible devastation makes people wonder if it can happen in Charlotte, NC....

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5 Ways Insurance Can Blow Up Your Closing and What You Can Do About It

March 6, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

This video is especially for my Realtor and Mortgage Broker friends.  Realtors and Mortgage Brokers are all too familiar with closings that literally blow up at the last minute.  There are some things you should know so insurance doesn’t blow up your closing.  After all your hard work you deserve...

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New Webinar Series for Real Estate Agents and Mortgage Brokers

February 14, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

O’Connor Insurance is very excited to announce a new series of webinars designed especially for real estate agents and mortgage brokers.  An important part of our mission at O’Connor Insurance is to educate.  Helping consumers and business owners understand insurance allows them to make the best buying decisions for their...

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Best Sites for Photo Storage Backup

February 14, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

A lot of New Year’s Resolutions revolve around getting organized.  If you surf Pinterest you will see millions of ideas for getting your house, closet, car, basement, attic, kitchen, bath and just about anything else you can think of organized.  There are also countless Pins for getting your paperwork and...

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Are Your New Gifts Covered On Your Insurance?

January 12, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

What gifts did you and your family receive over the holiday season?  Such a busy time of the year that most people don’t stop and think the gift you just got may need some additional insurance.  There are 3 things you need to think about when you are considering additional...

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8 Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

December 16, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

Little furry friends are especially vulnerable during the holiday season.  With all the good food, decorations and company in the house it is easy for our pets to be put in danger.  Here are 8 things you can do to keep your pets safe: Just Say NO to Chocolate: Keep...

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Thought You Knew How to Protect Your Home from Burglars? Think Again.

December 10, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

Think you have heard it all when it comes to how to protect your house from burglars?  This exclusive news piece from a station in Oregon, KGW8, is nothing short of fascinating.  The KGW8 news station sent questionnaires to 86 inmates serving time for burglary in the Oregon Department of...

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October is National Fire Safety Month Fire Prevention & Safety Tips

October 20, 2016

Blog, Chalk Talk

At ISU O’Connor Insurance Associates we know how important it is for your family to fully understand the magnitude of fire safety.  Below are 6 things for you to do this month to ensure you family stays safe! Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors – make sure you have at least...

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