HOUSTON, TX - RISMedia, the leading information and news provider for the residential real estate industry, today announced its 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers, a dynamic group of individuals making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry, and their efforts to positively affect the consumers and communities they serve. RISMedia's 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers include 300 industry leaders, showcased in the January 2020 issue of RISMedia's Real Estate magazine and in a directory on RISMedia.com, in the following categories: Achievers, Crusaders, Futurists, Influencers, Inspirations, Luminaries, Trailblazers and Trendsetters.
Beth Wolff Realtors President Ed Wolff was named a Crusader: The champions of a better way. Wolff understands the heartbreak of losing a home and belongings to devastating floods, as well as the resilience required to recover. Wolff's home has flooded three times, most recently from Hurricane Harvey. Wolff has become a leading expert on residential flooding and continued to advocate for flood safety and reform in 2019.
Wolff says Houston has rebounded from past flooding and taken steps to mitigate future damage while noting that some neighborhoods were better after being rebuilt. "I think the lesson learned is that Houston recovers better than most cities”, said Wolff. “It's really about the community and the people around you."
Wolff advises people thinking about moving to the Houston area to check the elevation of a property they are considering and whether the area has been impacted by a hurricane in the past. He says one of the most important lessons of Hurricane Harvey was that anywhere in the Greater Houston area can be impacted by a major storm and that all homeowners should have flood insurance, even if their homes are outside a 100- or 500-year floodplain.
Wolff has met many people who didn't buy flood insurance because it wasn't required and who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result of Hurricane Harvey. He notes that flood insurance is least expensive for people who are not required to purchase it.
"Every day, real estate professionals make significant positive impacts on many, many people," said John Featherston, CEO, president and publisher of RISMedia. "The world of organized real estate is constantly changing and adapting to meet the needs of consumers in every marketplace. The real estate leaders whose activities are making a positive difference in serving the needs of consumers and the communities they live in are celebrated in RISMedia's Newsmakers and RISMedia is proud to honor these leaders throughout the year."
About RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmaker Awards and the 2020 Newsmakers Online Directory
RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmaker Award recipients were chosen based on nominations received through an online nomination process on RISMedia.com, and by nominations from RISMedia’s in-house editorial team and other industry sources. Nominations for RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers are collected on an ongoing basis throughout the course of the year. There is no fee to nominate a Newsmaker or be recognized/featured as a Newsmaker.
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About Beth Wolff Realtors Real Living
Since 1978, Beth Wolff Realtors Real Living has been synonymous with expertise and service in Houston’s residential real estate marketplace. Under the guidance and vision of company founder, chairman and CEO, Beth Wolff, the company is a Houston success story. Armed with a business degree from the University of Texas and a lot of ‘grit,’ she built one of Houston’s premier real estate firms, Wolff and Associates, now Beth Wolff Realtors Real Living. Her son, Ed Wolff, is President of the company, and he and Beth manage the thriving firm of real estate professionals and support staff. The company’s agents are dedicated professionals who provide their clients with current, in-depth neighborhood knowledge; immediate and complete information on properties throughout the city, state and nation; global access through the Luxury Real Estate Network, and seven-day-a-week, professional, personalized service. From townhomes to estates, condominiums to country properties and from new construction to historic homes, the experts at Beth Wolff Realtors Real Living work as a cohesive team to make residential real estate business a pleasure.
For more information: https://www.bethwolff.com/