The Value of a Home Warranty
There are many “tools” that a real estate professional ought to use on a regular basis. A home warranty should be among them.
This coverage benefits both buyers and sellers. First, a home warranty fills the “wear and tear” gap created by exclusions to their homeowner’s insurance coverage. Many items not covered by an insurance policy are often covered by a home warranty. And although Home Warranty, Inc. has a network of preferred technicians, homeowners have the flexibility to choose their own. When service for a covered item is needed, the homeowner pays one low service fee per repair, and that helps provide budget protection.
Knowing that many common appliance or mechanical system failures will be taken care of is peace of mind for buyers, especially since the home is one of their largest investments. Research has shown that listed homes with a home warranty sell, on average, two weeks faster than those without one. The free “No-Strings-Attached®” listing coverage (up to 6 months) protects sellers during the listing period. The real estate professional is not inconvenienced after the closing because the buyer has the home warranty company to call when a system or appliance breaks. If a covered item fails, one toll-free call to the Customer Care Team initiate’s service.
Home Warranty, Inc. was founded in 1999 by a former Sears appliance repair technician who was frustrated to discover the service contract he was being paid to sell was not actually helping the customers he was trying to serve. The result was a new warranty company he created to better benefit the customer and promote transparency. Today, Home Warranty, Inc. provides coverage for critical mechanical systems and appliances to homeowners in more than 40 states. An A+ rated company by the Better Business Bureau, they work diligently to retain that rating, but just as important, Home Warranty, Inc. has consistently earned the BBB’s highest customer review ratings among national companies in their industry. However, even the best product will not meet a homeowners’ needs without responsive and knowledgeable local sales representatives like Jason Probst.
Jason Probst joined the Home Warranty sales team in 2018 and currently serves Wisconsin and Northern Michigan. While pursuing his bachelor’s degree at Illinois State University, Jason met his wife, Kristi, and they were married in 1998. They have three grown sons, and just recently became empty-nesters. The family unit is rounded out by the presence of Mati, the mouthy Australian Shepherd, and Leia, the loyal yellow lab. Jason loves spending time with friends and family and enjoys fishing, football, movies, and music in his spare time. He is excited to be a part of a great company that helps people “protect what matters”.
Contact Jason with any questions and for all your clients’ home warranty needs.