Dependable… Reliable… Protected – All About the Home Warranty
The average cost of a Home Warranty in Wake County, NC is roughly $400 – $650 annually. Is it worth it to you to protect yourself from unexpected home repair costs?
An argument can easily be made for or against maintaining a home warranty over the years of home ownership. Maintaining one over the years isn’t the topic we’re focusing on today but since we’re talking about it, and for the sake of argument… if your home is new and you’re a diligent saver maybe you can get by without the annual expense; if your home is older and saving money is an issue then a home warranty may be a necessity.
For us, if you’re in the process of selling your home in Wake County, NC or buying a home in Wake County we almost always recommend a home warranty to our clients.
Here in Wake County, home buyers usually expect a home warranty to be included in the package and paid for by the sellers.
When you list your home in Wake County (or surrounding towns) with us, as Prudential York Simpson Underwood Realtors®, you are covered as home sellers (for no additional cost), for the duration of the time your home is on the market with us if you choose to offer your buyer a Home Warranty with HSA Home Warranty. included and paid for by the home seller. Always a point of negotiation, but when one is purchased perks come for both the home buyer and seller.
This is a tremendous benefit… and here’s why:
- As a home seller imagine: You’ve worked hard preparing your home for sale, you list with your local Realtor®, excited the process has officially begun to move toward the next phase of life. AND THEN, after having done everything right you discover you have to shell out thousands of dollars because your HVAC decided that NOW would be a good time to kick the bucket. Grrrr….
- As a home buyer imagine: Such an exciting time, closing is done, the deed has been recorded, you have the keys to your new home, you’re moving in and making your new home your own. AND THEN discover that while the electrical system was fine a few weeks ago during the home inspection, the system decides NOW would be a good time to cash in the chips… requiring thousands to fix. Grrrrr….
Worth paying for a home warranty? Yes – as home sellers it not only provides coverage for you during the period you’re listed on the market (when you don’t want unexpected problems to force you to put more money in to your home), but a home warranty also gives your potential home buyers warm fuzzies. That sense of security for your potential buyers gives you a competitive edge when comparing your home with the competition down the street that may not offer the same advantage.
Home Sellers: Simply put, home buyers love warm fuzzies. You never know, it could be what makes your buyers put in the offer on your home instead of someone else’s.
Questions? Just let us know how we can help. We’re here to make your transitions as smooth as possible!