If there is one thing that Treehouse Realty Va, a Long and Foster group stands for, it is customer service. Always an advocate for their clients, Treehouse Group goes above and beyond the call of duty in order to maintain their reputation as high quality, knowledgeable realtors with extensive experience in the business.
Wanda Fears, the founder of Treehouse Realty Va Group, is known around the Richmond area as THE premier agent to get your home sold for top dollar. Working with professional contractors in the area for over 15 years, she knows what quality work is worth, and how to get the best return on the investment. However, what about the home BUYER?
There are certain protective measures to take when purchasing a home:
- Hire a quality agent you can trust to have your best interests in mind.
- Hopefully your agent can recommend a certified home inspector, but if not, do a little research. Quality home inspectors will take the time to get certifications and usually belong to a professional organization such as NAHI or ASHI.
- Invest in a home warranty.
Wanda, along with all of Treehouse Realty Va agents, always recommend a Long and Foster Home Warranty simply because they want their clients to have the best coverage and protection for their investment. Money can be tight for a lot of homebuyers during the first year of a home purchase. If a major repair comes up during that time, it can be hard to come up with the funds, which is why warranties are often times an industry standard and highly recommended.
Many people are skeptical about warranties of any kind. They think it’s an extra cost meant to increase profits, but doesn’t really deliver on service. However, if something does go wrong, a home warranty is designed to save you money. If something went awry, a home warranty takes the unexpected expense out of home repairs. While some repairs can be put off, others can be more urgent, which is why Scott Horner of North Chesterfield, one of Wanda’s most recent clients, is happy with all the money he saved by purchasing a home warranty.
Scott closed on his home this past April and within 4 months of his purchase, there was a blockage in the water line from his home leading to the county water line, a problem that would not have come up in the home inspection. Toilets wouldn’t flush, showers wouldn’t run, but fortunately for Scott, he had a gym membership where he could go to shower.
Having a home warranty really paid off in Scott’s case, which saved him over $1,000.
“When I would call the Long and Foster Warranty line, it was always pleasant. They were an advocate for me.” He said that each representative he talked to did exactly what they said they were going to do and got back to him promptly.
“I wasn’t impressed with the county, they came out and drew lines where the pipes were, but ended up being completely wrong.” When he called the Long and Foster agency, they located a quality plumber and got back to him within 15-20 minutes. “The plumber they paired me with was a great company with high integrity."
There was no sign there would be something wrong in this area based on the home inspection, which is why Scott is now advocating for routine home inspections to include water lines leading out to county lines.
“Thank goodness we got it,” says Scott. He was eager to share his positive experience because he says, “when things are working right that needs to be recognized and perpetuates positives."
Scott is going to renew his warranty because of his great experience and would recommend that anyone do the same.
WandaFears, Realtor ABR CRS GRI WCR
Richmond, Va. Long and Foster Realtors