Shanna Hall, I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311 (Real Estate Solutions)

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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A home that has all the trappings of comfort has advantages

Dec 30, 2015 08:04 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Shanna. I have all I need a home and be OK for quite a long time.

It is really tough seeing what is going on, hope you and your family come through it OK.

Dec 30, 2015 05:25 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I would rather be trapped at home because I have so much to do that I could stay busy for weeks.

Dec 30, 2015 09:47 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

At Home - I'm an Only Child and can entertain myself !

Dec 30, 2015 09:21 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I would prefer to be trapped at home with my Bride and children Shanna Hall . BTW my home was destroyed in a flood in 2011. I'm glad your folks are up high but what about services to the home like electricity? Also many of the homes that were not destroyed by our flood had no working sewers because the lift stations were all under water. There are all kinds of problems with floods. Keep in touch with them so they don't start to panic!

Dec 30, 2015 09:06 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Leave and come to live with you till the flooding is over.

Dec 30, 2015 08:53 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I would stay away from the maddening crowd if I had enough food and water.

Dec 30, 2015 08:50 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


If they have food and supplies, I would let them be.  We had major floods in Napa, and we were on a hilltop safe.  We stayed put and we had all services intact including food and heat.  A

Dec 30, 2015 08:04 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Oh, no! I hope, you and all yours will be ok. How longer do you have the flood?

I'd rather be in my house. I have kids and pets....

Dec 30, 2015 07:59 AM
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

OH gosh, that is so scary.  That's a tough call.  I'd rather be home w/ my pets.

Dec 30, 2015 07:55 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I'd rather be trapped at home.... your parents should not venture out if there's no chance of them being in danger....

Dec 30, 2015 09:28 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Hi Shanna, sorry to see all that flooding going on. Depending on how high the water is, I would prefer home even if the power went out.

Dec 30, 2015 08:57 PM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I would want to be at home, but only with the other members of my family.  I can see your dilemma and hope all is well with your family!

Dec 30, 2015 08:44 PM
Patricia Kennedy
Redfin - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

In a flood, away from home.  In a blizzard, at home.

Dec 30, 2015 01:30 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I guess in the case of your parents, I would rather be trapped at home. That way I have the tools and things I need to keep going, and I'm there to use the tools and materials to take care of things. 

I hope your parents are going to be OK. Update us, please. 

Dec 30, 2015 01:00 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Home is always best, provided that it is functioning, if the electric is out then they may prefer to spend the time at your home.

Dec 30, 2015 11:55 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Most people would rather be with their home.  It is what they have worked long and hard for.  I would be hard put to abandon ship.  I will be interested in reading the other answers.  mark

Dec 30, 2015 11:25 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I would feel better having my parents with me but my parents probably would prefer the privacy of their home

Dec 30, 2015 09:58 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Shanna, so glad your parents live on high ground and are safe!!!  Probably the safe play would have been for them to go to your house before the waters rose so dangerously, but right now the best thing to do would probably be to wait it out.  I would prefer to be at the safe location before the danger started even if it meant not being home.

Dec 30, 2015 08:05 AM
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I would get out if I could flood waters can be pretty unpredictable.

Dec 30, 2015 08:04 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Being at home is never trapped. I’ll take home any day.

Dec 31, 2015 01:28 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I would rather be trapped at home if we still had gas and electricity. 

Dec 30, 2015 11:23 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

So sorry to hear Shanna, and have heard of the flooding in your area.   Hope the water retreats and your parents can get out of their home.  I would prefer to be home. 

Dec 30, 2015 11:11 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I guess it would be how difficult to get to your house.  Trapped at their house would be better than trapped at a strangers.

Dec 30, 2015 10:17 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I'd much rather stay in my own home, if it's safe.

Dec 30, 2015 10:12 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Actually, neither. But if I had to choose, it would depend where the bigger risk would be. Hope all turns out as well as possible for your family.

Dec 30, 2015 10:08 PM
Jenna Dixon
DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate - Marietta, GA
Empowers You With a Better Real Estate Experience

I would much rather be trapped at home.  I have been trapped in my car during a winter storm for about 22 hours and it was HORRIBLE!  Sleeping in a Kroger parking lot is not as fun as it sounds.

Dec 30, 2015 08:07 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Shanna. At home. I've heard that St. Louis is getting hammered by the rising waters of the Mississippi.

Dec 30, 2015 05:18 PM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Are your parents in basic good health?  They probably prefer to be at their home where they can keep an eye on things.  If they have any health issues, you would probably prefer them with you, I'm sure.

I know I would prefer to be home...unless,the other choice was a beach in Tahiti!

Dec 30, 2015 10:04 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Shanna, I almost always recommend to shelter in place.  I have 13 years in disaster response.  Personally, my car can supply me for a day or two, but my house can carry me for MUCH longer.  Food, drinks, bathrooms, blankets, books, firearms, medical supplies.  I'd much rather be at home with enough supplies to last the better part of a month and the ability to defend them.

Dec 31, 2015 05:25 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

As one currently trapped out of town, I would pick home if the conditions were safe

Dec 31, 2015 12:26 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL 305-931-6931

As today I'd say - I will relocate....

Nov 14, 2019 10:07 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Oh my goodness., 

Nov 14, 2019 09:35 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Shanna - I would much rather prefer being trapped at home.

Jan 03, 2016 06:42 AM