It doesn’t take a billion-dollar disaster to harm a real estate business. In fact, a smaller flood, localized fire, tornado, cyberattack, or other event can take a serious financial and operational toll on a company—and its owner’s and agents’ livelihoods.

It may be human nature to put off preparations because nothing has happened yet, but waiting until a disaster threatens may be too late to effectively prepare. There are steps that real estate professionals can take now to help mitigate the negative impacts of any catastrophic event.

In this Texas REALTOR® magazine article, a REALTOR® from Texas and an association executive share their disaster experiences. You’ll also find tips from insurance and preparedness experts.