Buyers seem to love a home that comes with a home warranty, so as an investor, should you buy a warranty policy to sweeten the deal?

What is a Home Warranty?

A home warranty is a policy that covers a house’s major systems and appliances when they break down. Although buyers may not need to use it, particularly if you’ve put a lot of work into the house and everything is in perfectly good shape, it can be one of those things that gives people a warm, fuzzy feeling when they’re getting ready to make an offer.

How Does a Home Warranty Work?

If something breaks down in the house, such as the air conditioner or the washer and dryer, the homeowner calls the home warranty company. The home warranty company then sends out a local technician (an expert in the field, whether it’s HVAC or refrigerator repair) and the homeowner pays a flat fee for the call. The home warranty company then covers the costs for parts and labor so all the homeowner forks over out of pocket was the original fee.

How Much Does a Home Warranty Cost?

On average, home warranty plans cost between $400 and $600 for a year of coverage. That means a relatively small investment from you could go a long way to sweeten the deal for buyers.

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