Here are three great tips for using your home warranty properly.
Your home warranty is a type of insurance and should be treated as cautiously as any other type of insurance. For example, if you just have a little cut, you probably won’t use your insurance and go to the hospital. You’ll probably just clean it up and put a bandage on.
Similarly, your home warranty company might not be able to fix everything in your home, or they’ll try to push back on what they will pay for. Ultimately, if you use the warranty too much, you may get dropped or your premium will go way up. Here are the three things you should know about protecting your home through insurance and warranties:
1. Fix it yourself if possible. If you have the ability to, you’ll save so much money by fixing little issues by yourself. Most companies will charge a trade fee to just plunge a toilet or reset the breaker.
2. Get a home warranty whenever you buy a home. You have no idea how the seller treated a home before you purchased it. Many times, the home seller will actually purchase this warranty for you.
Most companies will charge a trade fee just to plunge a toilet.
3. Buyers will ask for repairs. Having a home warranty in place will also save you money when it’s time to sell. Taking care of these repairs will lead to a more successful sale.
If you have any questions for us or are looking to purchase a home warranty, reach out to us via phone or email. We’d be happy to recommend a company for you and answer any questions you might have.