Home Warranty Information
Home Warranty Options
Not to be confused with homeowners or title insurance, a home warranty is an annual service contract a homebuyer pays to protect themselves from the costs of major repairs or replacing appliances due to normal, routine wear and tear. So does a homebuyer really need one?
Does a homebuyer need a warranty?
When it comes down to it, deciding on a home warranty is really up to the homebuyer to decide. When purchasing an older home where things are more likely to break and lead to pricey expenses it is almost a give-in to consider the benefits of what a home warranty can bring. If you don't want the headache of dealing with these repairs yourself it can also be beneficial to consider your home warranty options.
Keep in mind that home warranty coverage varies, as each company offers different plans to their customers. A majority of home warranty companies will cover plumbing, electrical, and heating systems, as well as refrigerators, dishwashers, and even microwaves. Some charge additional coverage for certain appliances like washing machines and dryers. The more you want covered (such as adding a swimming pool pump or a garage door system) the more you’ll pay in your monthly or annual bill to the home warranty company.
Some Sellers will include a home warranty with the sale of their home. So be sure to check with your realtor and title company to see if it is included in your contract and what coverages are all included. If it does not or you decide to purchase your own home warranty, be sure to do your due diligence before signing any service contracts. Make a list of companies that match your requirements, and research their plans, pricing, and services. You can also read reviews and ratings online or ask for recommendations.
Recommended Warranty Companies
The Green Team does not guarantee the level of service for any company that is recommended. We encourage each client to do their own research into the companies before deciding on a plan. For questions about the companies and their plans, please reach out to the reps listed below.
Super Home Warranty
Deb McCandless- Account Executive
Every year folks spend up to 3% of their home's value on repairing or replacing, often at a bad time. Super's subscription makes budgeting predictable. Our Super-certified service techs earn some of the highest customer satisfaction rates in the country. We only send the best to your home. 26%... That's the percentage of plastics, metals, and glass — everything in an appliance — in landfills. Repairing makes the planet (and your pocketbook) happier.
Fidelity Home Warranty
Kirsti Healey - Account Executive
We Have You Covered
At Fidelity National Home Warranty, we pride ourselves on superior customer service, including quick response time and efficient solutions for homeowners’ problems and needs.
ACHOSA Home Warranty
Mariane King - Account Executive
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
THE POWER TO CHOOSE
We are transforming our industry for the better by empowering you to choose your own licensed contractors for all required services. Unlike traditional home warranty companies that have limited pools of contractors in their networks, you will be assured of prompt, reliable service by having the whole market at your disposal. Of course, we are here to assist you in finding the right contractor if you so choose.