What is the current state of the San Antonio Real Estate market?

If you’re here, then you know that the San Antonio Real Estate market has been crazy!

We were curious ourselves, so we asked our friend, business partner, and client, Tadd Chapman, to provide some analytics on the current Real Estate market in San Antonio. Please watch the 2-minute video below for some updates and the latest statistics below:

Keep in mind that increasing home market values, often times DOES NOT equal the rebuild value of the home. For more on that, please contact us at EIA. We’ll be happy to educate you on the difference between the market value and rebuild value… and how that could impact your homeowners insurance.

If you would like to reach out to Tadd directly, here is his information below:

Momentum Group I Keller Williams Heritage
o: 210-920-0447 I c: 210-823-5568
7701 Broadway, Ste 104 I San Antonio, TX 78209
Tadd@MomentumGrouptx.com I www.MomentumGrouptx.com

Thank you, Tadd, for this incredible information!

EIA Insider: Playing Catch-Up

We wanted to take this moment to catch you up on what’s been happening around EIA since we launched our new website. We want to make sure you’ve checked out the Client Center and our new Live Chat feature. We have a couple of new team members, so be sure to introduce yourself by checking out their bios. We are wrapping up our latest community fundraiser for CISSA’s Stuff the Bus and are blown away by your support. Keep reading on for more!

New Website

How are you enjoying the new website? Have you checked it out yet? We are very excited about the Client Center. You can view your insurance policies, print your insurance ID cards, update your information, and download documents. If you haven’t checked it out yet, please click HERE to login and find all of your information.

We just launched our Live Chat feature that will be available for a few hours a day every week. When the chat is offline, you can still submit your question(s) for a quick response! You can find that feature located on the bottom right corner of our website on every page.

New Faces

We are happy to welcome Michael McGruder and Pam Guillen to the EIA Family. Please take a moment to get to know them by clicking on their picture.

Stuff the Bus

Thank you to everyone who helped support our Stuff the Bus Fundraiser. We exceeded our goal by over $250! There is still time to donate. The fundraiser closes on August 31, 2021. CISSA’s goal was to raise $225,000 this year and we are so happy to help that happen. Click on the image below to still donate today!

Referral Winners – May/June

Don’t forget: For every referral you send to us, your name is entered in to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card for that month! You can catch up on our last 2 winners below! Thank you for trusting Ellis Insurance Agency – We love our clients! Stay tuned for July’s winner!

May Referral Winner!
June Referral Winner!

Labor Day Hours

We will be closed on Monday, September 6th in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 7th at 9 a.m. We hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Thank you for choosing Ellis Insurance Agency – We love our clients!

How Old Is Your Roof?

When it comes to your roof, age matters at claim time.

Over the past several years, with increasing hail and wind storms, insurance companies have begun to automatically assign a Roof Schedule for roofs that are 15 years and older with Actual Cash Value (ACV) coverage instead of the recommended Replacement Cost Value (RCV) coverage.  In many instances, a lower premium may result, but you could get caught without sufficient financial resources when it comes to loss.

What’s the difference between ACV and RCV?

ACV: Your insurance company will pay the actual cash value of your roof at the time of a covered loss. This means the actual cash value minus your deductible amount minus the depreciation cost according to the age of your roof. Generally, the older your roof, the higher the amount depreciate or not covered under your policy.

RCV: Your insurance company will pay the replacement cost value of your roof at the time of a covered loss. This means the replacement cost value minus your deductible. There is no deduction for depreciation under the RCV valuation method.

In conclusion, the older the roof, the more deducted for depreciation. Do you know how old your roof is? If you know that your roof is 15 years or older, please let us know, we can tell you if your roof is covered at Actual Cash Value or Replacement Cost Value.  If you have updated your roof, please let us know so we can add that to your policy.  This could be the difference in saving thousands of dollars in the case of wind or hail damage.

CISSA Stuff the Bus 2021

We are so excited to support CISSA Stuff the Bus for our 6th year in a row!

Ellis Insurance Agency is proud to support Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive for over 6 years! The goal of the campaign is to help under served students throughout Bexar County get the tools they need to succeed in school and in life. Since COVID-19, CISSA (Communities in Schools San Antonio) is trying to raise $225,000 in lieu of school supply donations this year. Please help us reach our goal of $500 which can supply half a classroom!

Why is Stuff the Bus important?

The Communities In Schools’ (CIS) Stuff The Bus School Supply Drive is one of city’s largest school supply drives that serves thousands of under-served students and families. Many of these families are below the poverty line and cannot afford all the supplies their children need to start their school year. The funds raised through this event will be given to about 150 CIS partnering schools (elementary-high school) across 12 school districts to purchase supplies for any student in need at that campus. The Stuff The Bus School Supply Drive helps to alleviate the stress of back-to-school expenses and allows students to focus on their education with the tools they need to be successful.

What can your donation provide?

Want to donate?

Please visit our personal fundraising page where we are trying to raise $500 by clicking HERE.

Thank you for your support and continued trust in Ellis Insurance Agency.

New Website, Who Dis?

See what’s new, what’s updated, and what will stay the same.

We are excited to announce the launch of our long-awaited, user-friendly, and updated website! Let’s discuss all the new features + how mobile and tablet – friendly it is below:

Home Page

Our Home Page features a quick “Get A Quote” tab with a drop-down menu of all the different insurance we write. You can easily access any of our social media sites (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube) from the top left corner as well as “Email An Agent” or “Call” if you are using a mobile-friendly device. As you scroll down, you can learn more about different Personal and Commercial Insurance by clicking directly on the featured image. Underneath all of that, you can learn about Ellis Insurance Agency and see all the insurance carriers who we work with. We hope you like it so far!

Our Agency

When you click the Our Agency tab, you will find personal information About Us – how EIA got started, you can Meet The Team, check our our Community Involvement, see our Local Partners, and read Testimonials from our clients.


You will find all of the different types of Insurance we write, as well as good information about each, under the Insurance tab. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Just ask! We might be able to help guide you for even more specific insurance like Food Truck, Ride-Share, Pet insurance, and more!

Customer Service

This is one of our most FAVORITE new features. The Client Center. This was designed specifically for YOU. You can login to the Client Center with the email you have under your policy(s) with EIA to access your information. Do you need to make an update to your info? You can do that right here in the Client Center! Don’t worry – before anything is solidified, your agent will receive a request for what you changed/updated or what you are looking for, and will contact you. You can also download documents, request ID cards, view your insurance policies, and more. Sound cool? Try it out by clicking HERE!

We also have a Contact Your Carrier page where you can find updated contact information for every carrier we write with.

Get A Quote, Blog, and Contact US

Get a FREE quote instantly by clicking on any of the type of Insurances listed under Get A Quote tab.

You can easily access our Blog and see what Ellis Insurance Agency is up to! We will feature our Referral Winners, EIA Insider updates, and more under our EIA Blog.

Find all of our contact information and where we are located by clicking Contact Us.

We hope you love the new website as much as we do. We are in the Business to Help People, so please let us know if you have any comments or changes you’d like to see!