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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have not... I write in a seller-paid warranty into my offers for buyers and have never had a seller say no... why jeopardize a good sale over a warranty? I have, however, paid that small premium ($50-75) for seller coverage during a listing period. And I've never had a seller client refuse to offer one as part of the listing. It's cheap insurance.

Oct 22, 2019 08:44 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Out in my neck of the woods, these are paid for by the seller and part of 99% of home sales.

Oct 22, 2019 07:49 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

If you never watched In Living Color (1990-1994) then this will be meaningless to you. If you did watch it then you know


I dont think so! Homey don't play that!

Oct 22, 2019 09:23 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Real estate "presents" opportunities of many varieties. 

Oct 22, 2019 07:44 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

YES sirree! I have put a home warranty on a deal no one wanted to pay for, because the peace of mind for ME is worth a few hundred bucks. Plus, my E/O loves it. 
I had one client where seller DID put a BASIC warranty on it but that house had a salt water pool . . . so I added coverage for the salt system 175 that paid off in spades when 6 months later, the system failed. Now THEY maintain that coverage. 

Oct 22, 2019 09:47 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I believe I have but not so much as a gift as somthing that may have been neccessay to get the deal done Peter Mohylsky .

Oct 22, 2019 07:22 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I have but I've never called it a gift per se. I've done it because the buyer was afraid that something will go wrong in the house & they felt better with it. I have also split the cost also.

They have increased in price recently.

Oct 22, 2019 11:27 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers


While I do give a gift at closing, I do not want to pay for any of the buyers closing costs.


Oct 22, 2019 09:35 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

A few times.  It is not something I do routinely. 

Oct 22, 2019 03:14 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I have done it, but not with any regularity.

And if I'm going to "gift" a buyer something... I'm not going to gift "half" of something... I'll gift the whole warranty.

Oct 22, 2019 12:25 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Yes, I have paid for this gift when the seller refuses to provide one. Sometimes I've split it with the seller or seller agent.

Oct 22, 2019 11:56 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

In our market area, the seller typically provides a home warranty to the buyer.

In order to make yourself more attractive as a listing agent, you could offer to cover the cost of the warranty and save the seller $500 or so. 

I recently had a buyer's agent decline the warranty offered by the seller and pay for a warranty from a different company.

Different strokes for different folks.

Oct 22, 2019 11:53 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have done this as well as other things.  Depends on the situation.

Oct 22, 2019 10:56 AM
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

No, but have asked the seller to provide it. 

Most companies will give them a discount in your name if they order it or you can order it on their behalf.  Have done that several times.


Oct 22, 2019 10:14 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not. 

Oct 24, 2019 06:03 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I am stumped, if you give a gift it means paying the whole thing...I don't understand splitting in this instance. A

Oct 22, 2019 06:12 PM
Rene Ferland
Re/Max Accord - Danville, CA
Real Estate Guy

On all contracts we write in that the seller is to pay for the home warranty.

Oct 22, 2019 03:53 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No never! Not my thing! Some do and that is OK if it works for them!

Oct 22, 2019 02:57 PM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Short answer(s), no and no. However, if it made sense and would get them over their concerns about disastrous repairs after they bought the house, I might. I would not routinely do so.

Oct 22, 2019 01:20 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Some agents do this as standard practice as their closing gift.

Oct 22, 2019 12:41 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

A long time ago, I was urged to do so for sellers by my broker, but I did not see the need.

Oct 22, 2019 10:52 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Home warranty crosses my mind ONLY when the house contains 10 year old appliances. It provides some assurance for the buyer.  Should anything go Ka-plewy, their agent will hear about their experience with the warranty company.

When you consider a 'closing gift' I encourage you to invest the energy to make it relevant.

Oct 22, 2019 07:44 AM
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

From what I've seen home warranties are not worth the cost. We rejected an offer when buying a home because it had a home warranty we didn't ask for or want. We had them throw in appliances instead and I'm so glad we did. :) 

Oct 24, 2019 04:08 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That would not be allowed in Oklahoma.

Oct 23, 2019 04:41 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Not for condo.

Oct 22, 2019 07:10 PM
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

Rarely. If it is my listing, I explain to the seller when we list it, that it is a good idea if the seller pays it when we get an offer and most sellers agree.

Oct 22, 2019 03:51 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

People dont appreciate things that they dont pay for.

Oct 22, 2019 03:16 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

tammy and andy often pay for a home warranty ....

Oct 22, 2019 02:34 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have a few times.  I did it with a relative, young buying their first house.  But mostly we ask sellers to provide.

Oct 22, 2019 12:40 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

On ocassion I have offered a home warranty - but that was years ago.

Oct 22, 2019 11:06 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I have done a home warranty or a survey. It isn't something I do on a regular basis. It's usually because it is someone I know and I strongly feel they need it. Perhaps they can't afford to add one more thing to closing. It cost a lot more than my closing gift and doesn't have the same "wow factor" or remembrance quality. They will forget you did this for them. 

Oct 24, 2019 06:57 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Usually the buyer or the seller pays for it. I learned early on not to offer gifts out of hand. Quite often something comes up right at the end and then sometimes I pitch in. And then its REALLY appreciated.

Oct 23, 2019 05:41 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Good value...Highly recommended

Oct 23, 2019 06:56 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We have in extraordinary cases particularly when the buyers have been so great to work with.

Oct 23, 2019 06:34 AM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Yes many times. No I don't split the cost.

Oct 23, 2019 06:15 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have bought one, split one and the buyers have bought, depending on the transaction.

Oct 29, 2019 07:45 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Yes, I have on occasion and recently for some good friends that are younger and just bought their first property, it felt like a great housewarming gift to give.

Oct 24, 2019 10:30 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Sometimes I have to to make the deal work.



Oct 24, 2019 09:43 AM