Everyone Benefits from a Real Estate Home Warranty

A home warranty can provide an added layer of financial protection in the event that a covered appliance or home system suddenly fails.

The benefits of a home warranty don’t stop there. In fact, in a real estate transaction there are many reasons why each party can benefit from having home warranty coverage:

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How everyone benefits from a home warranty

Buyers Agent

How buyers agents can benefit by making sure every closing includes a home warranty:

  • Helps make happy clients
  • Increases opportunities for referrals
  • Decreases post-sale liability. If a covered item breaks down, the new homeowners can contact their home warranty company
  • Increases buyer's confidence in home purchase

Listing Agent

How listing agents can benefit by including a home warranty on every listing:

  • Helps make happy clients
  • Strengthens ability of listings to stand out in the market
  • Reduces risk arising from disputes involving broken systems and appliances
  • Decreases stress during the listing period. If a covered item breaks down, the home warranty company will take care of it
  • Increases opportunities for referrals


How buyers can benefit from having a home warranty:

  • Protects budgets from costly repairs on covered items
  • Provides an easy, time-saving way to find service providers when a covered item breaks down
  • Provides the security of unlimited service calls and flexibility of 24/7 service requests
  • Protects covered home systems and appliances for a year or more after closing


How sellers can benefit from having home warranty coverage:

  • Protects against the hassle and reduced marketability that breakdowns can cause during the listing period
  • Protects budgets from costly repairs on covered items
  • Gives buyers the confidence to submit their best possible offers
  • Prevents the sale from being derailed or postponed if a covered item breaks down during the transaction

Predicting when a home system or appliance might suddenly fail is as difficult as predicting the weather. But when those unexpected breakdowns are covered by a home warranty everyone benefits.