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Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Technically it cannot transfer until the buyer becomes the legal title holder - owner of the property.  I do have the seller get confirmation, in writing, from the company that the warranty is, in fact, transferable AND I get the steps one needs to take to have the warranty transferred after the transaction closes. 

Oct 25, 2018 09:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,263,342
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Check with the roofing provider to see how they prefer it done.

Oct 25, 2018 09:48 AM
Rainmaker
547,407
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I request a letter from the roofer prior to closing that transfers the warranty to the buyer.

After closing is too late for the seller to want to get involved and the buyer does not have any standing to ask for anything.

Eve

Oct 25, 2018 10:00 AM
Rainmaker
5,120,087
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I'll come back and see what our legal sector says....   

Eve Alexander's answer makes perfect sense....as I said, legal advice for this stuff to be done properly....

 

Oct 25, 2018 09:41 AM
Rainmaker
3,213,012
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

What Kathleen Daniels said... but you really need to always check the warranty for instruction on how to do it.

Oct 25, 2018 10:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,557,894
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Buyer should take over as the adult they are & take care of those things.

Oct 25, 2018 10:17 AM
Rainmaker
792,691
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I would think that the warranty switches hands upon recording of the new deed thus showing ownership.

Oct 25, 2018 10:11 AM
Ambassador
3,444,702
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Most of our transferrable warranties are required to be done by the seller. The sellers provide the effective date and the new owners' information, also providing copies of all transfer documents. 

On occasion, the buyer has to manage that and for those, we just have the sellers provide a written statement from the company to that effect.

Oct 25, 2018 05:22 PM
Ambassador
2,363,990
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 What Kathleen Daniels and Mike & Eve Alexander said.

*  Suggestion:   Be careful what you write in the MLS or any advertising, or say to potential Buyers.  If you say, "Roof warranty will transfer to Buyer" and it doesn't, then YOU could be held liable.

Oct 25, 2018 01:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,694,348
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Transfer at the closing.

Oct 25, 2018 11:15 AM
Rainmaker
3,427,331
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

What does your contract express?  What are the conditions stated in the roofing "warranty"? Other warranties?

Oct 25, 2018 10:34 AM
Ambassador
4,370,864
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Easy to lose touch after closing, best to do it right away while the seller is still around.

Oct 25, 2018 10:26 AM
Rainmaker
241,262
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Generally, I instruct the buyer to register themselves with the roofing company. But once there was a fee to transfer. Guess who got stuck paying that fee?

Oct 25, 2018 10:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,113,149
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Check with the warranty company to find out how to handle. 

Oct 25, 2018 07:11 PM
Rainmaker
777,542
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

What Kathleen Daniels and Mike & Eve Alexander said. -K

Oct 25, 2018 07:06 PM
Rainmaker
3,983,713
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I get it all ready so that the byer can do their part after the closing

Oct 25, 2018 04:30 PM
Rainmaker
3,365,885
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes! Usually transferable warranties are part of the contract. The seller gets confirmation and supplies the buyer with the transfer process

Oct 25, 2018 12:09 PM
Rainmaker
1,254,928
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I'd say after signing closing documents.

Oct 25, 2018 11:17 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,467
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It may depend on what the warranty states. Call them in advance to ask how they want it done

Oct 25, 2018 06:01 PM
Rainmaker
1,659,142
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I don't believe I've ever been aware of such a situation but if I were made aware of it I'd actually like to handle it at the closing. 

Oct 25, 2018 04:58 PM
Rainmaker
5,506,388
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not get involved unless this is covered in the contract.

Oct 25, 2018 03:53 PM
Rainmaker
617,974
Peter Mohylsky
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

After closing but get all pertinent info prior to closing or it will get lost

Oct 25, 2018 02:01 PM
Rainer
244,702
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Our contract says it is at the buyers expense. So per the contract it falls on the buyer to initiate the transfer and pay for it. But in my experience the manufacturer's warranty does not convey beyond the original owner.

Oct 25, 2018 12:53 PM
Rainmaker
479,011
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Transfer at the closing ... 

Oct 25, 2018 12:45 PM
Rainmaker
705,151
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Isn't that a new owner responsibility? And it can only be done after close. Former owner won't bother doing it.

Oct 26, 2018 06:57 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,822
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Typically, the warranty transfers automatically with the home.

Oct 26, 2018 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
3,051,152
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I like to make the suggestion but for liabilty sake, i let them do it. 

Oct 26, 2018 05:47 AM
Rainmaker
3,127,815
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I  would ask the client how they would like to handle it.

Oct 26, 2018 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
417,560
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We have dealt with this recently and the warranty required the seller to take care of this.  However, different warranties may have different verbiage.  My answer would be determined by the verbiage of the warranty and who I am represesnting in the transaction.

Oct 26, 2018 07:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,846,699
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

The SELLER possess the greatest Leverage on the Roof Co. to get them to honor the contract !

Oct 26, 2018 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,573,681
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We agree with Michael Jacobs .

Oct 26, 2018 08:54 PM