Realtors, Lenders & Builders
As a Real Estate Agent, Lender or Builder, Developer or Surveyor, you will not only want to understand how map changes may affect your business, you will also need to accurately explain the effects of new flood maps to your colleagues and clients. You all have important roles to play: Real estate agents need to understand the new flood maps and how they may affect a potential home buyer; lenders should stay abreast of map changes so they can ensure their clients buy and/or maintain adequate flood insurance coverage; members of the building industry need to be aware of changes that can affect building and elevation requirements. Below, you will find helpful tools available for all of these groups.
Real Estate Agents
Factsheet (pdf) for real estate agents.
Factsheet (pdf) for financial lenders.
Free lender training
FEMA now offers a short and easy to understand online video course that will help you better service insureds and borrowers by understanding how mapping changes affect rates, premiums, and the mandatory purchase of flood insurance. It's Free.
*Lenders can also sign up for free NFIP lender training bulletins.
Factsheet (pdf) for builders.