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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

The warranty company who has the most contractors willing to work with that warranty company is probably the one to use.  However, when I talk to clients about home warranties, NONE of them do a very good job.  Many companies have a fancy brochures that describe everything they cover and all the bells and whistles.  Basically, your buying it for any issues that arrise with your furnace, A/C. or water heater.... and maybe an appliance or two.  Any claims on anything else and good luck.  They'll tell you they don't cover it in the fine print.  This is from our own personal experience with a warranty.  Oh, and when your water heater goes out on the weekend, don't expect them to RUSH right over either!  Oh, and when you have a water well issue, don't tell me you don't cover it because you don't have a well contractor lined up in our area yet.  If you don't, then stop advertising that you cover water wells.  Do you want me to contiue on or do you get the picture?

Jun 16, 2016 05:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,727,295
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

There are many home warranty companies out there.

Jun 16, 2016 11:03 AM
Rainmaker
3,842,065
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Blue Ribbon in our area is great.

Jun 16, 2016 06:08 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,356
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

This is open to debate.

Jun 16, 2016 04:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,445,227
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Minnette Olsen They all have their plues and minuses. Read the policy carefully to see what is covered.

Jun 16, 2016 04:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,698,248
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I use Globe Warranty out of FL.

Jun 16, 2016 03:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,362,398
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It depends.  Some agents swear by "CRES" plans because they have CRES E&O insurance and if you sell one of their plan, they waive your deductible for the transaction.

There are three providers out here, one of which is American Home Shield.  Google them.

 

Out of the other two providers out here, I find both are good.  Some have more service providers in certain cities than others.  I've had great experiences lately with Fidelity and I have several policies with them.

Jun 16, 2016 03:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,136,737
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

They are all limited in scope.

I get them one so I do not want to get blamed or getting calls...

I always get a no ductible coupon. 

 

Jun 16, 2016 01:30 AM
Rainmaker
3,961,251
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

How do you define "best"?

Jun 16, 2016 01:05 AM
Ambassador
1,616,204
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

The best one out there is the one that does the work promptly and efficiently.

Jun 18, 2016 08:37 AM
Rainmaker
3,912,012
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It depends.

Jun 16, 2016 10:44 PM
Rainmaker
6,375,259
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Ask your broker.

Jun 16, 2016 09:40 PM
Ambassador
4,312,167
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Minnette Olsen - Not sure if it is best or not, I have Home Warranty of America.

Jun 16, 2016 03:50 PM
Ambassador
3,722,232
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

They all have a gazillion loopholes!  It depends entirely on what your client is buying (or selling).

Jun 16, 2016 02:07 PM
Rainmaker
634,272
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I agree with Ronald Gombach 

Jun 16, 2016 02:01 PM
Ambassador
3,986,518
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

There are several good ones and I like Old Republic and use them 75% of the time.

Jun 16, 2016 01:57 PM
Rainmaker
806,837
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

To each his own...

Jun 16, 2016 12:57 PM
Ambassador
1,771,405
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

We use American Home Shield and I have had good luck.

Jun 16, 2016 12:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,965,493
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

They all have their strength and weaknesses 

Jun 16, 2016 11:36 AM
Ambassador
2,546,675
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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Jun 16, 2016 11:30 AM
Ambassador
2,224,067
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I guess it would depend on what the client wanted in a home warranty program. I'm not too familar with them. They aren't big in my area...and I don't know why. 

Jun 16, 2016 11:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Survey active agents in your market area Minnette Olsen 

Jun 16, 2016 08:08 AM
Rainmaker
3,877,157
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I give the buyer a list and let them pick.

Jun 16, 2016 04:22 AM
Ambassador
4,495,628
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not sure there is a BEST one. They vary by service, coverage, and cost. anyone buying one should do their research

Jun 16, 2016 04:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,435
FN LN
Toronto, ON

"Best" is in the eyes of the beholder. 

Jun 16, 2016 03:45 AM
Rainmaker
832,338
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Warranties aren't always the answer and don't always cover as much as people think they do. There is no best.

Jun 16, 2016 03:14 AM
Ambassador
3,300,157
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

A really healthy savings account.  Home warranties are in the business of making money.  It's unrealistic to think you are going to pay $400 and get systems replaced for a meagar deductible when they fail.

Jun 16, 2016 02:10 AM
Rainmaker
2,611,670
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

 The best home warranty available....

Jun 16, 2016 01:49 AM
Rainer
45,807
Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

It really depends on where you live since the home warranty company will sub out all of the work which will greatly influence the service quality.  I have clients that love them and others that dont bother with them.  I always ask my buyer clients if they would like one and sometimes I will purchase it for them, particularly if they are a first time homeowner.  It gives them peace of mind even if they never use it.

Jun 16, 2016 01:16 AM