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Zillow Benjamin Ross Realtor for schools in Corpus ChristiWill a home warranty affect my sale?

Answer – It can but usually not. In Texas, we usually credit the buyer $500 to their home warranty, unless the home is a “fixer-upper” in which case the buyer should be getting a relatively good deal anyways. People seem pretty relaxed the buyers’ inspections are completed.

What are the benefits of offering a home warranty?

Answer – Home warranties are very affordable and offer the new homeowner who is still a stranger to his new house a little peace of mind that everything will be ok. I would say from my experience the most sought after benefit a home warranty has to offer is the ability for the homeowner to have his HVAC system repaired or replaced affordably.

When is a home warranty unnecessary?

Answer – We usually exclude them for homes that need major repairs. Typically foreclosures, investors who are looking to buy cheap to flip are not interested in home warranties. This is a good thing as many of these homes are not eligible for a full home warranty anyways. Other than that, I can see no reason why a homeowner would not have a home warranty these days. These companies must meet strict standards. Just be sure to read your home warranty contract carefully and thoroughly.

What are the downsides to a home warranty?

Answer – Sometimes you need to be a lawyer to fully understand the home warranty contract. For the typical homeowner, there is a lot left to assumption. It takes a lot of effort to dig down and see what your home warranty is really all about. Also, home warranty companies will go to great measures to repair before they replace. You might have an outdated HVAC system that really should be replaced. Most home warranty companies will go to great lengths to band-aid it for as long as they can. This can be very frustrating for the homeowner.

How can I find a good home warranty?

Answer – There are very good companies like American Home Warranty and American Home Shield. These companies contract with local service providers. Your service will be as good as the local company they have contracted with. When looking at reviews to make a decision about a particular home warranty company, be sure you look at local reviews. The same company can have vastly different reviews depending on what part of the country they are servicing.

What else should I consider when selling a home?

Answer – Assuming you are selling a functional home, you should offer your prospective buyers a warranty credit. This tells them that you are comfortable with the homes operating systems. Advertising home warranties can be beneficial to sellers from that perspective but will offer little negotiating leverage at the table.

Entrepreneurship Institute Program Advisor for the PSJA School District.

Benjamin has found a terrific way to give back to the community by donating 10% of his commission obtained in the Rio Grande Valley to scholarship funds at PSJA(Pharr – San Juan – Alamo) School District for the 2019/2020 school year. The PSJA school district offers a variety of programs to their students, such as pre-law, entrepreneurship, and law enforcement. Many of these students are very intelligent, with tons of potential to offer our society. Unfortunately, many of them are underprivileged from broken homes. It is not uncommon in the Rio Grande Valley for students to be without the love and support of their parents and families, many of whom reside in Mexico. These children need to be allowed to show the world what they can achieve. Benjamin is an adviser at the PSJA Entrepreneurship Institute Program working with these kids, allowing them to experience real-life scenarios of marketing and business.

If you would like to help the kids at PSJA, please contact Benjamin Ross

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“It is important that we in business take an active role in teaching, directing, and guiding our youths so they may experience a full life while enriching our society and culture. I hope that one day they will pick up the mantle themselves and give back to the community from which they came.”
Benjamin Ross

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Because of Benjamin’s knowledge of real estate, his quote’s and articles have been featured in many publications nationwide, including the ones’ displayed below.



"Benjamin Ross is an excellent choice in agents. He was the first to return our call, communication was a breeze and he was very knowledgeable about the area. He is prompt and prepared. He answered all of our questions. I highly recommend him."

Nehi and Anna   

Ben is wonderful!! From finding houses that met our needs to explaining all of the paperwork, he made purchasing our new home easier than I could have ever imagined. I never had to worry about communication, he was on the ball 110% with e-mails and phone calls. We never felt lost in the shuffle. I would recommend Ben to anyone looking to purchase a home in the area.

E. Rae Ramos   

Called him on a whem and he meet us to show this home. Very helpful, very attractive. Very knowledgeable about the area. Would recommend him to anyone buying in the cc area. Thanks for all your help Ben

Katy Epperson   

"Benjamin responds very quickly unlike so many other real estate agents!He got me the information that I needed. Ben has a very good understanding of market climate and finance. I will only work with him in the future"


Ben was a great agent to work with as we were selling our house while living out of state. He was very effective and timely with his communication and helped our sale go smoothly. He was always honest and told us the truth. We learned through inspection that our house had some damage from Hurricaine Harvey that we were unaware of, and Ben was great at helping us find and line up the workers that we needed to repair our house. He was available to be at the house when we needed him to be and was great at communicating all the steps of the home selling process. Thanks, Ben!

Mrs Bachman   

We are first time home buyers and Ben is making the process very smooth for us. Having Ben handling our transaction has relieved so much stress. If you are buying a home for the first time, I strongly suggest you call Ben.

R Roussa   

"We came in from Dallas to look at potential rental properties and he was very knowledgeable as well as personable. We liked him from the time we met and would recommend him to anyone looking in the Corpus Christi/Port Aransas areas. Ben was generous with his time and knowledge. We look forward to working with Ben on a deal soon! Thanks Ben for everything you have done for us!"

Michael Barrett   

Ben was able to get buyers to the table and close the deal. Overall, a good experience. We appreciated his real estate knowledge and guidance along the way.

Dr. Timothy Swain Cardiologist   

This was exactly what we where looking at, a grate support in all expected ways required for ghetti get the house in so short time and find what we need at the time we need... I definitely recommend Ben for you as him can find the solution you need at the time you need..

Stefano Usai   

"I would highly recommend Benjamin to be your real estate agent. Benjamin is very helpful and knowledgeable in regards to real estate. Benjamin cared about my needs and was easy to get a hold of. He always returned my calls promptly. I will definitely continue to work with Ben on this transaction as well as future ones."

Mr. Roberts   

Ben is highly knowledgeable and an expert at what he does. I had a good and easy experience when going through the purchasing process. If I had any questions, he was always there and took his time to explain everything I needed to know. Ben made me feel very comfortable with the process of buying a home because he was very courteous and easy to talk to. Ben worked very hard to help us get the property we were interested in. I highly recommend Ben if you are buying or selling a home. He will go above and beyond to help you.

Esmeralda C. Cabrera   

"Ben is a great realtor! He took his time and made great efforts to help me. He knows his business! I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs his service!"

Alex M.   

"Ben is a very knowledgeable real estate agent. He is easy to get a hold of and always returns his calls quickly. He is honest and trustworthy. If you need him to buy or sell your home, I highly recommend him."

Mary T.   

Very helpful in helping us find our new home. He took the time to show us 9 homes on a Saturday because of how far we where from the area and our limited amount of time. Called us back with in minutes of first contacting him threw Zillow

Daniel Stokes   

"Ben was very polite and showed he wanted to help me. He gave me all of the information I needed and more. I have not been able to find my dream home yet but I will definitely have Ben be my real estate agent when I do."

Mrs. Long   

"Benjamin was very knowledgeable and helpful in the house hunting process. Ben was very punctual and always called back. Ben was very professional and I would highly recommend him to anyone"


Ben has been nothing short of amazing in the task of helping my family out with our first home purchase. His communication is very effective and timely. His patience with us has been great and he has lead us through this process seamlessly. I would definitely him to my peers,friends,family and wouldnt be calling anyone else for our future real estate needs.

Paul Pitchford   

I have acquired Mr. Ross services with finding my next vacation/investment property. Not only is he responsive to my inquiries but very knowledgeable with the finance part of the business.

Efrem Edwards   

"Working with Mr. Ross exceeded any of my expectations. I couldn't believe how responsive Mr. Ross was to all of our requests and questions. Mr. Ross knew the area very well and was willing to meet us late in the evening to view the home. He was very helpful in explaining the entire process and really relieved my stress level even though we were on a very tight time frame. I truly believed his expertise helped tremendously!"


I am a first time buyer. Ben has been great help from the beginning. I worked out of town and Ben was there every step of the way to make sure things were on track, to viewings, offers and etc. Being a first time buyer was scarce, and assurance from Ben, I knew it was going to be okay. I am pleased with the home I've purchased. Thanks Ben!


"Very clear and Informative. I had no idea of the full process of buying a home but he was patient enough to give me a quick rundown of the process. I highly recommend!!!!!!!"


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