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The Quarterly Agent Spotlight: Mike Koperna

Mike Koperna, a successful REALTOR® with Keller Williams Realty in Westchester, PA, is a huge proponent of home warranties.

Mike Koperna - Realtor and American Home Shield Partner

Mike Koperna, a successful REALTOR® with Keller Williams Realty in Westchester, PA, is a huge proponent of home warranties. As an absolute believer in the home warranty packages offered through American Home Shield® (AHS® ), not only does Koperna tout them as a valuable tool among buyers and sellers, he mentors new agents so they can successfully market AHS home warranties as well.

So how did Koperna manage to personally introduce almost one client a week to the benefits and added value an American Home Shield Home Warranty provides, selling 30 AHS warranties last year?

"When you believe in something, it kind of comes naturally," Koperna says.

In today’s high-demand market, where multiple offers are the norm, Koperna says that a built-in home warranty helps reduce worries in the mind of the buyer. “If they have a covered breakdown, they know they have a plan in place to help resolve the problem.”

Making home warranties appealing to sellers is just as important, and for Koperna, education is the name of the game.

"When I do a presentation, I provide the seller with an estimate sheet that already has an AHS home warranty for the buyer built in. I then tell my clients that if they want to do the sale right away, having an AHS warranty in place will not only help sell their home an average of 22 percent faster, but it’ll also help sell for 2 percent higher than if they did not have a home warranty."

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