There are so many stories... Drove away from the car lot with mom in a new Ford Probe in 1998 and went to the grocery store. A cart hit my car. Not the kind of T-bone we wanted. Driving another agent down 635 in Dallas and we get rear ended. Hard. About 2 weeks old, that car... Thanksgiving Day 2012 brand new car... about $8k in damage to mine and my uncle's neighbor. And then there is this year. Backed my new Cadi into a pole I didn't see. Paid out of pocket a few hundred dollars - no need for insurance. No big deal. Except...
IT. WAS. BRAND. NEW. DAY OOOONNNNNEEEE
Completely different topic, but it all ties together. I own 5 investment houses all in the same Keller school district area, slightly different in quality of construction, still only about 5 miles seperate the 5. I property manage 7 more. Then I have 1 off in Dallas. We get high wind, rain storms in DFW Texas seasonally. No new news, we get tornados and we get hail. Sometimes it's baseball size. It is common for me to file insurance claims on roofs (at least 1 of the 12-15 I own or manage at the time) about 1 time every 1-2 years. It is common, and I mean super common, for one roof to get totaled and another roof only 1/8 mile away to get NOTHING. Weirder than that? I have had 1/2 the roof get replaced. Yes. One side took a hit every 5-10 inches based on wind directionality and roof pitch while the other side had no composite missing at all - bounced or slid right off. My personal favorite - brand new roof, but it leaked.
So when buyers I represent get an inspection done on a property they are buying and that inspection report comes back with 3 pages of roof hail damage on a new roof, no, listing agent, I am not surprised at all! Let's roll up our sleeves and get to work... Again.