Make the Executive Decision When Purchasing Your New Home
Buying a home can be an exciting, yet overwhelming life milestone. Many people dive into the property market head first without asking the proper questions. Home buyers want peace of mind that their family is safe and their home is secured. We are here to offer our expertise and help you make an educated decision on the security of your home.
When you are looking at prospective homes it is important to ask if they have a security system installed. If the answer is yes, this can be a great addition. You may be able to assume the sellers existing contract, which can save you the cost of installation and equipment.
However, if you cannot assume the sellers contract then you may find yourself committing to a new long term contract with a company you know nothing about.
Deciding On Whether To Stay With The Existing Security Company
Remember to ask questions early on and do your homework! Take notes, names and numbers. Start by asking what company the system was installed by and look at their google reviews.
- Are they still in business?
- Do they have service technicians in your area?
- Do they use subcontractors?
Once you have answered these questions you will need to find out if the current owner is still in contract.
- Are you able to assume their contract without extending the length or do you have to commit to a new long term contract?
- Is there an activation fee?
- What is your monthly payment?
- Who will be doing the monitoring?
- Is the monitoring center UL approved?
- How often do they have price increases?
Ask yourself how this company compares to a company of your choosing. If you choose not to work with the seller’s provider does the equipment stay in place? If so, another provider may be able to re-use a portion of the existing equipment in the home.
Most home security companies offer their systems at a price below their cost. They plan on making this money back over the term of the home owner’s contract. This allows them to maintain ownership on a portion of the system. For most companies, once the seller fulfills their contract they own the equipment outright. They can choose to transfer equipment to their new address or leave it for the buyer.
It is important to be fully educated when signing a contract. Some home security companies may push you to purchase additional equipment. It is important to know what you need and what your contract is covering.
We recommend having a professional consultation to find out what you do and do not need before making any decisions. Be sure to ask about upfront charges and any hidden fees. Not every security company includes installation in their price.
When these questions are not asked it can make it a difficult transition for all parties. Educate yourself early on to make the best decision for your family and your home!
Making The Executive Decision
At Executive Security we protect your family like we protect our own. We have over 30 years’ experience serving the Columbus area. Our Google reviews and customer retention speaks for itself. We do not use subcontractors. Our technicians are highly qualified and continually educated.
As a company, we believe in transparency with no hidden fees or price increases. We offer a free professional consultation to see exactly what is needed to protect your home at a price that is right for you!
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