Home Warranty Information

A Home Warranty is a WIN-WIN situation for local home buyers and sellers as well as the real estate agent. If you would like more information about our Kansas City home warranties, contact us or learn more below.

Advantages for Home Buyers

A home warranty offers buyers the peace of mind that should anything unexpected happen (due to normal, everyday wear and tear) of the home's appliances, heating, air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical systems, it will be repaired (or replaced in some cases) for you without costly fees. Also, local home buyers will not have to worry about finding a reputable repair technician that they are uncertain they can trust. This will save everyone precious time and money.

Advantages for Home Sellers

Sellers can relax knowing that they have a home warranty protecting them from costly repair expenses during the listing period, closing and sale of their home.

Advantages for Chartwell Agents

Our agents know that the added incentive of a home warranty makes the deal for both buyers and sellers, smooth and hassle-free. If a warranty is offered, an experienced agent will include this in their marketing plan as both a buying and selling tool. It is just another added feature for the home seller to offer the potential buyer.

What Does a Home Warranty Cover?

A home warranty offers peace of mind for everyone. There are many different companies available that offer home warranties. However, not all warranty companies offer the same services. It is important to research a reputable company or consult your Chartwell agent for more information on finding a plan that best suits your needs. Be sure to look for a home warranty plan that covers the following:

  • Heating System (Furnace/Boiler/Heat Pump)
  • Air Conditioning System/Cooler
  • Duct Work
  • Plumbing System
  • Water Heater
  • Water Softener
  • Permanent Sump Pump
  • Electrical System
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Range/Oven/Cooktop
  • Trash Compactor
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Whirlpool Bathtub
  • Doorbells
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage Door System
  • Central Vacuum
  • Burglar & Fire Alarm System
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer/Dryer

Some plans offer additional coverage (with an additional fee) for specific home features including:

  • Ice Maker
  • Stand Alone Freezer
  • Well Pump
  • Pool/Spa Combo
What Does a Home Warranty Cost?

A home warranty usually costs between $300-$600 annually and carries a $50-$100 service fee for each repairable item. Most warranties usually offer one year or less of coverage time. All repairable items need to be covered in the sale of the home in order for the warranty to be effective. Some home warranty companies charge additional fees per year for added features of the home. For more information about purchasing a home warranty, please get in touch with your agent for a referral.

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