Mr. Seller- How About A Home Warranty?

Real Estate Agent with America's Network Realty Group, Inc


Preparing Your Home for Sale

The smart homebuyer will have a home inspection done.  The buyer will review it, and ask the seller for what he thinks are needed repairs.  Most times, the seller will comply.  However, there are those very skittish buyers that will come along, and think because the furnace is five years old, as soon as they purchase the house the furnace will break down, and they will have to replace it.  As a matter of fact, they will think the house will fall into total shambles one week after they purchase it.

Talk to your agent about including a Home Warranty with the sale of your house.  Ask your agent to supply you with the contact information for 2-3 home warranty companies.  Contact the companies and see what type of coverage they are offering.  Choose one, let your agent know, and request your agent include this information in all the advertising material for the house.  Do not attach any stipulations to the Home Warranty, such as: Home Warranty with full price offer.  Those days are gone.  Offer the Warranty free and clear.  This should give your buyers a level of comfort in moving forward with the purchase.

Sellers should have a Home Inspection done, and make every effort to have a clean Home Inspection to present to buyers. The seller combining a clean Home Inspection along with a Home Warranty , has made their property that much more desirable, and is letting buyers know they has gone the extra mile.   

Posted by

Susan Jackson, Associate Broker

Americas Network Realty Group, Inc

1532 Dunwoody Village Parkway

Atlanta, Georgia 30338

Office: 770-551-5850     Direct: 770-551-5852   Fax: 770-551-5866



Americas Network Realty Group, Inc

Comments (4)

Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Can't read the post, it is corruptred. I liked the title so I am sorry I can't read it.

May 24, 2011 12:51 AM
Tatyana Makarov
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - South Windsor, CT
Your Greater Hartford Area Realtor

I always suggest my sellers to purchase a home warranty, as soon as we list their home. It is giving a piece of my to that scary buyer...

Thanks for your post.

May 24, 2011 12:55 AM
Susan Jackson
America's Network Realty Group, Inc - Sandy Springs, GA


I fixed it.

May 24, 2011 12:57 AM
Susan Jackson
America's Network Realty Group, Inc - Sandy Springs, GA


Yes, it will make buyers feel more comfortable.

May 24, 2011 12:58 AM