May 14, 2014

Video-Service One Home Warranty-Take The Stress Out of Buying!

Home Warranties – Do you want to take the stress out of home buying and selling?

Welcome to Heeran’s Home Team Video blog!  We are here today to keep you informed with tips, education, and information about pertinent real estate matters.  Today we are going to discuss home warranties.

We are pleased to welcome Brenda Stuart who is a Home Warranty Manager for ServiceOne, serving the Omaha Metro area and home buyers.  She has been with ServiceOne for over 20 years.  Brenda is married and has two daughters, a son in law, two grandsons and a grandbaby on the way.

Her hobbies include gardening, crafts, cooking once in a while, spending time with her grandsons at their schools and sporting events.

Brenda first explained that home warranties are a service agreement to maintain the major appliances and systems in your home.  When there is a mechanical failure, customers call ServiceOne and they provide the parts and labor to fix the appliance or possible replacement.  A new Omaha Metro homeowner sees real value in knowing who to call when there is a problem.  Home Warranties can be purchased as part of your home purchase and can be a negotiated item in the purchase contract.

If you are a Metro Omaha home seller and offering a warranty, you can use the warranty yourself if a problem arises.  In a lot of real estate transactions, the buyer will ask the seller to provide a home warranty, so with this in place, its one time on the checklist which is finished.  A home warranty can provide a lot of “peace of mind” for seller to keep their homes in great shape while it is being sold.

Buyers will also have “peace of mind” knowing who to call and how much it will be to have a ServiceOne technician provide service.  The trip charge is $75 plus tax.  Also, the possibility of a replacement is an added benefit to the new homebuyer since they have already invested so much to purchase their home.  Some homeowners do not have the time, tools, or talent to make the fixes and repairs in the homes.  A home warranty can take care of their mechanical failures by providing timely repairs and quality workmanship.

ServiceOne is a locally owned company in operations since 1989.  The telephone number is
The technicians are licensed, bonded, and trained.  They are uniformed with name badges and arrive in marked vehicles.  Also, there is a Solution Center staffed in Omaha, so they understand the Omaha Metro weather and live right here in the community.

We want to again thank Brenda for joining us today.  You can view or share today’s video blog from our website, Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.  Future topics include Great Photos---Professional photography makes your home shine when you are selling your home and Radon—How does the Omaha Metro Area measure up to the rest of the country.

If you have friends or family who are looking to buy or sell real estate in the Omaha Metro area in the next 3 to 6 months, we would certainly appreciate your referrals. Take care and have a great week.