Agents who help their clients protect expensive home items have an advantage. By going the extra mile, you can improve your clients’ experience of home ownership, which could lead to more referrals. Here are five expensive home items you can help your clients protect.
1. Heating and cooling system
A home’s heating and cooling system (HVAC) is one of the most expensive systems to replace. On average, a replacement system is more than $7,000 (all average costs in this article based on data collected in November 2021). Anecdotally, heating and cooling systems can cost over $20,000 to replace.
You can help your clients extend the life span of this important system. Share with your clients “Top Home Maintenance Tips From Service Contractors,” brought to you by 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10 HBW).
Additionally, you can offer additional protection through a 2-10 HBW Home Warranty Service Agreement. A 2-10 HBW Home Warranty Service Agreement provides the most comprehensive HVAC coverage on the market.
2. Water heater
A failed water heater can lead to some pretty hot-headed complaints about what to do next. Even worse, water heater replacements aren’t usually cheap. They can cost over $1,600 on average.
One of the biggest causes of water heater breakdowns is sediment accumulation. A good way to minimize that threat is to encourage your clients to drain their water heater at least once a year. You can show them how with 2-10 HBW’s guide, “How to Drain Your Water Heater and Lengthen Its Life.”
Plus, a 2-10 HBW Home Warranty Service Agreement can provide financial protection when a water heater has a covered breakdown. Be sure to attach one to all of your transactions!
3. Refrigerator, a much-used appliance
Since 2020, refrigerator use has increased noticeably. Increased use can lead to increased breakdowns. And on average, a refrigerator replacement costs over $1,300.
Summertime is primetime for refrigerator breakdowns, especially from overheating. You can help your clients take steps to avoid an overheated fridge with 2-10 HBW’s article, “Minimizing and Preparing for Summertime Breakdowns.” We’ve also included additional steps your clients can take to keep their home’s systems and appliances humming throughout summertime and beyond.
And yes, a 2-10 HBW Home Warranty Service Agreement includes coverage for refrigerators. Even better, your clients can access the 2-10 HBW Appliance Discount Program, which includes discounts of up to 65% on name-brand appliances!
4. Oven, an essential appliance
Oven breakdowns can be a three-fold problem. The oven itself costs $1,725 to replace on average. A range can cost over $1,200, and a cooktop often costs more than $1,100 to replace.
Fortunately, 2-10 HBW has another article you can share with your clients to help maintain their ovens. It’s just another example of our dedication to happy home ownership for your clients.
And wouldn’t you know it, a 2-10 HBW Home Warranty Service Agreement can be a real safety net against oven breakdowns.
Last but not least, dishwashers can cause lots of problems when they break down.
First, the average replacement cost for a dishwasher is more than $650. Help your clients address common clog problems with 2-10 HBW’s guide, “10 Things to Do When Your Dishwasher Doesn’t Drain.” Couple that guide with a 2-10 HBW Home Warranty Service Agreement for even more protection.
Second, dishwasher breakdowns can cause other problems, like damaged floors. While a Home Warranty Service Agreement won’t cover damaged floors, our sister company, 2-10 Insurance Services, can help your clients find quality homeowners insurance, which could protect them against such kinds of damage.
Why help protect these items?
Buyer’s remorse is at an all-time high among millennials, who comprise the largest share of potential Buyers on the market. A big reason behind this remorse is maintenance and other costs.
By providing these guides, you can help your clients maintain expensive systems and appliances. And by offering or recommending a 2-10 HBW Home Warranty Service Agreement, you can provide a safety net, addressing a huge concern Buyers have in the current market.
Go the extra mile for your clients and your business. Attach a 2-10 HBW Home Warranty Service Agreement to every transaction.
2-10 HBW offers comprehensive systems and appliances home warranties to help protect your clients from unexpected repair and replacement costs. Contact us to learn more.