Consider Offering Home Warranty to Your Buyer

Posted by Steve Flanagan

Fix any plumbing problems. A leaky faucet or slow-running drain will give buyers a bad impression of your home.

A home warranty is a one-year protection plan to cover major appliances and systems so your buyers have peace of mind once they take possession of the home. For a few hundred dollars, a home warranty will cover the repair or replacement costs for appliances and systems like these:

• Heating System
• Air Conditioning and Ductwork
• Internal Plumbing System
• Internal Electrical System
• Ceiling and Attic Fans
• Dishwasher/Refrigerator
• Range/Oven/Stovetop
• Built-In Microwave
• Water Heater
• Septic Systems

Although home warranties are available to both buyers and sellers for purchase, offering a home warranty to a potential buyer who is teetering on an offer might be enough peace of mind to tip the balance in your favor, especially if the heating and cooling systems or major appliances are not brand new.