Preparing for a Hurricane

Preparing for a Hurricane

It is incredibly important to be proactive and take the necessary steps to minimize storm damage. This will lower the risk of property damage and ultimately save you from any stress or expenses.

  1. Determine if your home is in a Hurricane Evacuation Zone & Have an Emergency Action Plan in place with tenants providing multiple options.
  2. Organize important documents and confirm your coverage with your insurance company.
  3. Prior to Hurricane Season, have a professional Arborist prune trees on the property. Broken, dead or damaged tree branches can be torn from trees during a storm and cause damage to cars or your home.
  4. Take photos of the property prior to Hurricane Season to use if you end up filing an insurance claim.
  5. Make sure your windows are weather tight.
  6. Lock down or put away any loose outdoor items ie: Patio Furniture.
  7. Make sure any fencing is secure.

Once the storm has passed, asses the property for damage or potential threats.


Dave Sigler, MPM RMPC

Owner/Broker Vintage Real Estate Services

David Sigler is a Florida native who grew up in Fort Lauderdale Florida. He attended the University of Central Florida where he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. David has since become a licensed General Contractor & Real Estate Broker. He has been active in Florida real estate and construction for over 15 years. During the Great Recession he was forced to refocus his ambitions and landed on property management. Starting with a handful of homes that could not be sold, he grew his portfolio and eventually bought the brokerage. With his experience, knowledge, and resources, his company prides themselves on successful turn-key residential investment solutions. He now manages hundreds of homes covering 5 counties and his construction company provides maintenance services to his management company as well as other local managers. David is an active member of the National Association Residential Property Managers and has served on the Florida State Board for over 6 years in many different roles; most recently as the NARPM Florida Chapter President (2019). Active in the GTR community, he has served on the property management subcommittee for over 4 years and recently as chair of the group. He is also active in local and state legislation that affects the property management industry. His unique understanding and perspective of property management and its associated maintenance has provided him with numerous public speaking opportunities. Outside of work, not only is he an avid outdoors man and a board member for several local Non-Profit organizations, but first and foremost a Father and Husband.

Director of Property Management Committee for Greater Tampa Realtors Association
2019 NARPM State President