When it comes time to sell your home, one of the questions that will come up is, "Should I offer a home warranty?"  I would wager that a great majority of Realtors would answer that with a resounding YES!!  For roughly $1 a day, you can provide a buyer with peace of mind for a full year after they purchase your house, and keep you from getting nasty phone calls when a water heater fails on a Friday night.

Most home warranty companies cover items such as: water heaters; air conditioner/cooler/heat pumps; garbage disposal; dishwasher; clothes washer and dryer; refrigerator; plumbing systems; drain line stoppages and much, much more.

When, not if, something breaks, for the cost of a trade service call, usually $75-$100, the broken appliance or system, can be repaired or replaced.  And that provides peace of mind, especially for new buyers.  Many Realtors also provide, at their cost, warranties during the listing period so that the homeowner has one less thing to worry about during the selling of their home.

An extreme case of a home warranty saving the day is a home we sold a few years ago, and a water pipe broke in the concrete slab while the new owner was away.  The warranty company not only paid to repair the broken pipe, and the jack-hammered slab, they also covered replacement of the damaged flooring and repair of the walls, among other things.

If you are thinking of selling, or buying a home that does not offer a home warranty, talk to your Realtor about getting a home warranty.  You will be glad you did.  Just so you know, we do not make a penny when anyone buys a home warranty.  It just gives us peace of mind too.