Home Warranty Questions & AnswersWhy should you offer a home warranty when selling a house?

Why should you offer a home warranty when selling a house?

Asked by Hannah Butler
Paul Cody
Paul CodyStaffAnswered on 4-October-2019

There’s no doubt that buying a new home is a stressful process. There’s a lot to worry about, including obtaining legal documentation, inspecting the home for early damages, financing the purchase, moving your possessions.

As a seller, you want to alleviate this stress as much as possible to push the sale. For example, what if any appliances or systems, such as washing machinesHVAC units, and plumbing systems, break down during or after the transaction?

That’s why you should consider offering a home warranty for selling a house. Sure, it protects the buyer from unexpected repairs and replacements, but there’s more to it than that. It can significantly benefit you too, and there are many reasons to include one in every listing you make.
Decreases Liability
Because a home warranty covers problems that an initial inspection brings up, including wear and tear damage, having one pushes the responsibility of conducting repairs away from you, the seller. If anything comes up during the listing phase, both the buyer and seller save on costs.
Enhances the Deal
Offering a sellers’ home warranty results in landing a buyer more quickly and generating more revenue. If two houses are similar, but one comes with a breakdown warranty, a buyer will naturally gravitate toward the protected option. 
Low Risk
It’s possible to cancel your choice of warranty that you arrange beforehand if the buyer ultimately chooses not to use it. This way, the home warranty cost to the seller is never wasted.

Are you interested in a home warranty for your next listing? Get in touch with Liberty Home Guard at (866) 396-5837 for further consultation and check out our plans.

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