How ‘instant’ is a home warranty quote?
To get an instant home warranty quote near you, you can either call the company or fill out the form on their website. After you click on the “Visit Website” button on the company review, you will be directed to a form where you will have to input your name and home address. In most companies, you are likely to receive a call back within five minutes if you submit the form during business hours. In smaller companies, or if it is after business hours, you will have to wait for your home warranty quote until the next business day.
Before you make a phone call, make sure you prepared all of your questions for the company’s agent. Know the age of your house and appliances that you would like to cover, as the “near me” home warranty quote may depend on this information.
The company's representative will have many questions for you, and not only about your house. Do you prefer lower service call fees and higher premiums or higher service fees and lower premiums? Some home warranty companies may offer you this choice, so get ready to answer this question as well. In order to help you decide whether you need a home warranty at all, we have created a Home Warranty Calculator. By entering the age of your house and the number of expected repairs per year, you will find out how your home maintenance cost compares to the home warranty quotes nearby.
Searching for the home warranty quotes is only the first step in your decision-making process. Before making any final decisions relating to choosing the home warranty company to use, you should be looking at our reviews and our head-to-head comparisons.
What you should look for in a review
At First Glance
Once you have selected several companies that provide home warranty quotes near you that fit your budget, it is highly advisable to read their reviews carefully. What are the main points that you should pay close attention to?
Once you open a review page on our site, there are three main sections that will give you an overall idea of the company credibility:
You will find the Overall rating of the company in the top right corner of your screen, right under the company logo. We calculate the Overall rating based on the ratings of the following sections of the review: Trustworthiness, Plans and Coverage, Feedback, and The Fine Print. In addition, we consider the Editor Rating and Reader Rating in our calculations. Naturally, you need to select the company that not only offers good home warranty quotes near you but also has a high rating. The higher the Overall rating, the more reputable the company.
Facts and Figures
This section is located under the Overall rating. It provides you with essential information about the company, such as when the warranty becomes effective and when you can access their customer support. Furthermore, we provide you with some numbers, such as the range of premiums, deductibles, and coverage limits, and how much it will cost you to cancel the policy in case you change your mind.
Pros and Cons
Located in the center of the screen, this information will let you know concisely about the strongest and the weakest sides of the company. Some reviews may include more pros than cons and vice versa. Usually, the better the company, the fewer cons it has.
In More Detail
For more detailed information, you will need to scroll down farther. Editorial notes will give you the overall knowledge of the company that offers good home warranty quotes, and the Trustworthiness section will tell you about the company itself, its accessibility, and its overall reputation.
In case the company offers a promotion for first-time customers, it will be listed right under the Trustworthiness section. Don’t forget to mention it to the company representative once you decide to proceed with signing a contract with them.
However, before you make a final decision, it will be worthwhile to carefully read the Coverage section and Summary of plans and coverage. Here you will learn what home warranty plans the company offers, how much they cost, what they do and don’t cover and to what extent, and what the coverage limit is.
If you have a swimming pool or a central vacuum cleaner or other items not included in any plans, you might want to check the Optional coverage section and see whether these can be added to the plan of your choice. This is probably the most important section of the review together with The Fine Print, where we highlight all the little details that most companies don’t want you to notice immediately.
The Feedback section will give you an idea of what other people—including current and former customers of the company—have to say about it, and how their feedback compares to the industry average. Finally, we summarize the main points of the review in the Final Words Section.
Searching for “home warranty quotes near me” can be the first step in your home warranty journey, but it is definitely not the last one. Cheap prices may look attractive, but before you sign the contract, you should really learn what value you will get for your money. ReviewHomeWarranties acknowledges the best companies in the industry, and in 2019, the Best Value for the Money home warranty insurance award went to First American Home Warranty.
The most important step in finding the best home warranty company for your home after finding home warranty quotes near you is getting familiar with its terms and conditions. You could call the company and talk to their sales representative, but they might not tell you about some points that you may find crucial later. You could find the company’s brochure and read it carefully, but it will not include customer reviews. Reading the professional reviews that cover all major information about a home warranty company, including both terms and conditions, as well as customer feedback, will give you the best idea of whether this is the right company for you.