Home Warranty Education

How to Choose the Best Home Warranty Plan for You

Written by Mari-Allyson Dee-Taylor

Use these three easy steps to help you choose the best home warranty plan for you.

When you are looking for a home warranty, it is important to find the best one to fit your home’s needs. Follow these steps to help you find the best home warranty company and plan for you.

Step 1: Research and compare different home warranty companies.

Researching different home warranty companies and plans is the first step to finding the best home warranty plan for you.

When you are looking for a home warranty, start by asking a realtor that you trust what companies they recommend. Then, do a Google search for home warranty companies that provide coverage in your area.

One thing to consider when looking for a home warranty company is how they handle online complaints. When looking at online reviews, look at reputable sites because these websites verify the complaints and the companies to make sure you, the reader, are getting legitimate information. The Better Business Bureau and Best Company are good websites to look at because they both verify the experience that the customer had with the company.

Step 2: Choose the best home warranty company and plan for you.

Comparing coverage, exclusions, and limits for each home warranty plan will help you to find the best fit for you and your needs.

After doing your research on what home warranty companies provide the best service in your area, it is time to choose the best home warranty for you! Use the research you did in the first step to help you make a decision on what company best fits your needs.

Request a quote from each company and, if they have the option, download a contract or brochure for your area. This way, you can see the details of what is and is not covered under the different home warranty plans. When you are looking at the coverage options, keep in mind what coverage you need for your home. If you don’t have a washer or dryer, or if you’ve just replaced them, then you probably won’t need to worry about a home warranty plan that focuses on covering those appliances.

Once you have chosen the home warranty company, dig deeper into the different plans they offer. Keep your budget in mind and what systems and appliances you want to be covered. Depending on the home warranty company, there are usually à la carte options as well that you can add to your coverage, like swimming pool coverage or an additional refrigerator.

Once you choose the plan you’re going to purchase, read the whole contract. The contract will walk you through step-by-step how to use your home warranty, what is expected of you as a homeowner, and the coverage, exclusions, and limits for each of your home’s systems or appliances.

Step 3: Purchase a home warranty.

When you purchase a home warranty, sign up for monthly payments to get continuous coverage.

If you are purchasing a Landmark home warranty, you can do it online!

If you are purchasing a Landmark home warranty within 30 days of purchasing your home, you can choose a real estate plan. You will need the name of the buyer agent and escrow agent to purchase the home warranty plan.

If you have not purchased a home in the last 30 days, you will select the homeowner plan. Then you will provide your state and the home warranty plan that best fits your needs based on your research.

If you are purchasing a Landmark home warranty, you can choose between yearly or monthly payment options. With monthly payments you will have continuous coverage, meaning that the coverage will never expire!

Get a home warranty quote and start your research about Landmark Home Warranty today!

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