Skye Smith, Real Estate Broker specializing in extraordinary! (Sotheby's International Realty)

Spam prevention
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Fortunately, no.

Aug 24, 2018 09:29 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Typically in counties impacted by fires lenders put a stop to issuing loans and insurance providers put a stop to issuing policies.  That holds up any in progress transactions as anything in process will need to be re-evaluated to make sure it's still standing.

Aug 24, 2018 09:07 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I heard that hotels are booked solid in surrounding areas, resturants are packed and retail in general is at peak trade with so many trades visiting

Aug 24, 2018 09:22 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I've dealt with Bay Area (Oakland,CA) fires when I lived up there and almost annually San Diego, CA fires. They have a varied affect, pending to whom it happened, where and what their loss was.

Aug 24, 2018 08:58 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

very sad situation.

Aug 24, 2018 06:43 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I don't have anybody in that area. 

Aug 24, 2018 09:30 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It depends where in CA you are asking about.  Here in Santa Barbara County, we lost an entire neighborhood from the subsequent slides after the fire.  It is doubtful it will be rebuilt. People are moving out.  Some people lost acreage when the water poured out of the broken reservoir.  In Northern Cal, the fires last year had a major effect not only on homes but also on the wine industry...A

Aug 24, 2018 08:57 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Obviously, the answers will vary depending on where California agents are located and how close to the actual fires.

Aug 24, 2018 08:46 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

When I was first licensed our area was impacted by fires which had both longand short term including as previously mentioned by Ryan insurance issues for many years, even higher rental rates and inventory(duh).  

Aug 24, 2018 10:25 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I bet inventory is down. Sorry, couldn't help myself.

It is a terrible situation & hope they will get back to normal soon if that is even possible.

Aug 24, 2018 09:47 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

It is so sad to see how devastating the fires have been!

Aug 24, 2018 09:23 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Many will need new homes.

Aug 24, 2018 05:46 PM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

 I was voluntary evacuated. Packed photos, work clothing, paintings, cameras and put into a storage unit. Put animals (I have many) at a local stables rented space. Kept working. Slept on sister's sofa.

Bought water, gatoraid and baked goods for fire fighters and left cases with the CAL TRANS/ CHP who kept looky loos out. My nephew is a local fireman and he worked first on the Carr fire then here. (My brother in law also Fire dept)

I'm home, animals back, planning for next disaster, practicing drills for earthquake. Did not miss a day of work.

Meanwhile I have filled in FEMA forms for a number of people, made calls to insurance adjusters on behalf of those who asked, talked with many about making decisions. 

I'm a lender; but, offering choices- temporary housing, move, sell the lot, or rebuild.

I'm a contractor so I help get granular about costs without doing the work.

Most Californians want to rebuild. We have to rebuild with better perimeters in hillsides, woodland areas and be ready now for possible mud in the winter or something else.

It is not the city or county or state's job to make 250 feet around our homes clear, it is our jobs to maintain this. Difficult to communicate these goals with those who don't have savings, live in areas that are gentrified and they have been there 50 years.

We're tough. We will be fine.

thanks for asking


Aug 24, 2018 04:52 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The devastation will last for years to come without a doubt!

Aug 24, 2018 03:46 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I drove through one of the fire zones in Northern California last Tuesday. No fire near the road. The area was already burned over. Eerie! Black, charred sticks that used to be trees pointing toward the sky. Blackened dirt. Ground cover burned away. What used to be a house…now reduced to rubble surrounding a fireplace…the only thing still standing. A couple of burned out metal hulks that used to be cars. Horrible air quality from the smoke that has been omnipresent for days. Very moving!

Aug 24, 2018 03:43 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

       Here in Florida, insurance companies stop issuing policies when a hurricane is on the horizon.  They draw lines around a geographic area where the hurricane may hit, it is called "the box".  Our Florida contracts address this potential problem.

Aug 24, 2018 03:08 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

so tragic....I can't imagine having to deal with that.... Californians are so strong and bond together....

Aug 24, 2018 12:53 PM
Steve Penner
Royal LePage / Pro Ledger Online Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR / Pro Ledger Online (owner)

I just returned from California.... traveled from Sacramento to the San Diego area.. and the smoke in the North was heavy... so sad really.   But in the south the air was clear.  Can't imagine fires for 2 years in a row in the Norther parts.  Devastating for so many.

Aug 24, 2018 12:02 PM
Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

Fortunately I'm not from that area and don't have to contend with those issues.  My heart goes out to all those affected.  The homeowners, businesses, wildlife, pets etc...  My admiration goes out to all the public service people and military who are assisting in supressing these firefighters. Especially my heart goes out to all loss of life and their affected families. Prayers for you all.

Aug 24, 2018 11:50 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

The impact will undoubtedly vary from area to area. The devastation has no words - the loss cannot be measured although insurance companies will do just that. 

Aug 24, 2018 11:13 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Not much this year, but when they do pop up, real estate in the area comes to a half.    Lenders won't close in affected areas.

Aug 30, 2018 05:40 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am not in California but have lots of realtors friends there and it will be a tough time for the next 3 months.


Aug 29, 2018 12:47 PM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

A buddy of mine lost his home.  He's a contractor and just spent two years building it.  Luckily, tenants moved out of onw of his rentals, so that is where he is living for now.  Got lucky.

Aug 26, 2018 09:43 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Ryan has answered 

Aug 26, 2018 04:36 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I can only imagine the mess

Aug 25, 2018 06:25 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm parked and reading.

Aug 25, 2018 07:00 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM nailed this one!

Aug 25, 2018 05:58 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am sure that it is devastating.

Aug 24, 2018 10:57 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Skye Smith wish we could control the nature.

Aug 24, 2018 09:22 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

So sad and yes, we do sympathize with those in the midst of this terrible tragedy.

Aug 24, 2018 09:06 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

So sad and tragic. One of my daughters is visiting Portland and even there it's all smoky from the California fires.

Aug 24, 2018 11:22 AM