ERA Justin Realtor agent Grace Tirrito, with decades of real estate experience in residential real estate sales throughout Bergen, Passaic, Hudson and Essex Counties began her career with Auteri Realty and now for years as an award winning agent with ERA Justin Realty. She shares how home protection plans safeguard a buyer or seller from unexpected expenses when covered mechanical items break down.
ERA Justin Realty Home Protection Plans Give Peace-of-Mind
Rutherford: Everyone has his or her own “house horror story.” The Sheffield’s saga began just days after they moved into their new home and continued throughout the first year. The pool pump broke, the built-in vacuum stopped working, and most devastating, the air conditioning system ceased operating on the first day of the summer heat wave. Thereafter, the Sheffield home was nicknamed “The Money Pit.”
Fortunately, the Sheffield’s had the forethought to purchase a home protection plan from their ERA real estate firm, which covered all or some of the costs of repairing or replacing the broken home components.
Grace Tirrito, ERA-Justin Realtor agent said, “The Sheffield’s story repeats itself thousands of times a day across the country. It is for that reason that ERA-Justin Realty has the ERA Home Protection Plan program available for both our Buyers and Sellers.”
Grace continued, “A home protection plan safeguards a Buyer or Seller from unexpected expenses when covered mechanical items break down. The ERA Buyer Protection Plan and Seller Protection Plan are fully insured and administered by warranty services and provide replacement coverage as well as comprehensive repair of major mechanical systems and appliances such as air conditioning, heating and electrical systems, interior plumbing, built-in appliances, water heaters and accessible ductwork, subject to a small deductible per service call. Ask to see the most current plan details as the ERA Buyer Protection Plan is subject to certain terms and conditions and varies for single and multi-family homes.
For Sellers, a home protection plan adds value to their home sale and protects them at a time when they would rather not make major investments in their property. It has been reported that on average, homes listed with a warranty sell more rapidly than homes listed without a home warranty. The ERA Protection Plan goes one step further by covering the Seller for up to six months provided that the Seller agrees to purchase the plan at a nominal fee for the Buyer. It’s a win-win situation for the Seller having protection in place while the house is on the market for sale.
For Buyers in New Jersey, the ERA Protection Plan provides coverage generally for a year after the purchase on resale homes and, on new homes, the second through the fifth year of ownership (a builder’s warranty generally provides protection for the first year).
If one considers that the most costly purchase in life is generally one’s house, a home protection plan is a small price to pay for peace of mind and to insure oneself against the unexpected.
“There is a difference in real estate companies, and our ERA Protection Plans are perfect examples. We ask Buyers and Sellers to compare. We believe that in order to exceed expectations of what a real estate firm is about, we don’t offer just real estate basics, and we try to be as comprehensive as possible. In that way, we know that our Buyers and Sellers will hold us all in the highest regard,” she added.
Jennifer Darby Metzger broker co-owner added, “At ERA Justin Realty the words, ‘There is a difference in real estate companies’ is more than a phrase. We live it every day. Because of our daily priorities, we proudly received several prestigious ERA global awards, the ‘Commitment to Excellence Award’ as well as the ‘Circle of Light for Community Service” award, the only firm from approximately 31,000 ERA brokers and agents. For these reasons ERA Justin Realty has been selected by thousands of buyers and sellers as their Realtor of choice over the past 64 years. Our team would love to be your Realtor.”
All of the ERA Justin Realty full service sales professionals can be reached at either of their two Rutherford offices at 118 Jackson Avenue and 57 Park Avenue. By office phone (201) 939-7500, (201) 438-0588 or (201) 438-SOLD. Additional cutting-edge real estate technology also information awaits you at www.ERAJustin.com and www.ERAJustinRealty.com.