Stroudsburg – Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates’ CEO, Thomas R. Wilkins announced that BHG is now offering Sellers and Buyers home warranties from America’s Preferred Home Warranty, Inc.  While Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate has offered home warranties for a number of years, switching to America’s Preferred Home Warranty, Inc. (APHW) was a move beneficial to customers and clients as well as the Wilkins organization.

Said Wilkins, “We’ve successfully sold home warranties for almost 10 years.  While we were very pleased with our past purveyor, the product offered to Buyers and Sellers by America’s Preferred Home Warranty, Inc. simply cannot be beat.  Please note, I said Buyers and Sellers.”

APHW, whose corporate state is Michigan, is the only national home warranty company that allows homeowners to choose their own licensed contractor if they choose to do so.  Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates, who also owns NEPA Management Associates, may provide homeowners with maintenance services through their extensive list of preferred maintenance and service contractors.  Currently, NEPA Management is doing some repair work for Sellers, new Buyers and those Owners who live in a community they manage.  NEPA maintenance services are not available to the general public.

America’s Preferred Home Warranty, Inc. offers a number of advantages that have helped them to become the fastest growing home warranty company in the country.  Some of these courtesies include letting the homeowner choose their own licensed contractor, complimentary LISTSECURE warranty coverage for home sellers, fast, easy and convenient ways to order your home warranty and 24/7/365 person to person claims service.

Wilkins further stated, “The final decision made by Senior Management to switch home warranty companies was based on warranty coverage for Sellers while the home is on the market.”  When a homeowner lists their home for sale with BHG and utilizes APHW, their home is covered just as it would be for the Buyer.  At closing, the home warranty is transferred to the Buyer who then has one year coverage, all for under $400.  No payment is due from the Seller until closing which further makes an APHW home warranty the best deal on the market.  “Warranties protect a Buyer so in their 1st year they don’t have any surprises and now, to protect the Seller while their home is listed is certainly a novel idea.” Wilkins remarked.

Said William Schutte, Executive V.P., “This was a no-brainer.  With us being able to offer this service to our Sellers during the time the home is listed, and then being able to transfer it to a Buyer who gets one full year of coverage, simply cannot be beat.  We thoroughly investigated APHW’s Claims Department to insure quick, effective and seamless resolution should our Sellers need to activate their coverage as well as the level of service by the contractors.”

APHW’s LISTSECURE program isn’t offered by competing warranty companies and is designed solely for home Sellers.  Home Sellers who use America’s Preferred Home Warranty are eligible for the LISTSECURE program (certain restrictions apply).

Homes listed by Better Homes and Gardens Wilkins Realtors are eligible for the home warranty program.  With no money due at signing—the warranty is paid for at closing—there are a number of ways that the warranty can be transferred to the Buyer.  The cost is typically paid by the Seller as an incentive to Buyers to purchase their home; it can be purchased by the Buyer directly from Pennsylvania First Settlement Services at closing or is available up to 21 days after closing should the Buyer elect to purchase the warranty at that time.

Schutte said, “Home warranty programs cover those items that a homeowners’ insurance policy do not cover.  That’s what makes a home warranty so advantageous.  Also, since the foreclosure market still remains prevalent throughout the Poconos, a home warranty (which is sometimes paid by the banks) gives that Buyer peace of mind that if the hot water heater goes, something is wrong with the plumbing, air conditioning or the appliances, they’re covered, not by their homeowners’ policy but by APHW.”

America’s Preferred Home Warranty, Inc. pride themselves on having one of the best customer service teams in the industry.  Every claim from a homeowner is handled person-to-person, 24/7/365. the #1 consumer research site for the home warranty industry, announced America’s Preferred Home Warranty is the Top Regional Home Warranty Company for 2017.  This prestigious award is based on several factors including customer satisfaction, retention and credibility.  The winners are selected after a careful evaluation process based on reviews by customers at .

If you are thinking of selling your home, contact any Wilkins Real Estate office and learn more about this exciting advantage over other Sellers or Brokers who do not offer home warranties to sell your home faster and for the highest amount of money.  Learn more today by emailing .

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