Many buyers aren’t sure if getting a home warranty is worth it, so today we’ll get to the bottom of this question.
Buyers often ask whether they should get a home warranty when purchasing a new property. Actually, yes—getting a home warranty is generally a good idea, especially given that sellers typically pay for a one-year policy at closing. And since a comprehensive policy tends to cost about $550 (or more if the home comes with a pool or some similar amenity), this is a great deal.
So unless the buyer is specifically opposed to doing so, our team almost always includes this request in their sales contract.
But why is a home warranty important?
Well, let’s say your refrigerator breaks down after a few months of living in your new home. Would you rather pay to fix, and possibly replace, it yourself, or would you rather the expense be covered by a home warranty policy? The answer is a given.
Buying a home is expensive enough as it is—a home warranty helps ensure that living in the home isn’t quite as pricey.
Home warranty companies require policyholders to work with the contractors they provide. You don’t have the option of working with a contractor of your choice. Of course, when you work with our team, we will only refer you to the very best professionals. If you ever have a bad experience, please let us know. We would be happy to advocate for you and your needs and to make sure that you get the level of service you deserve.
The bottom line is that if you’re buying a new home, you should absolutely ask the seller to pay for a home warranty.
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.