I was not too sure about this myself until last week when my listing sold because of the home warranties in place by my seller. They were meticulous in the care of the home and it showed. They had warranties in place for mechanical items along with other home care warranties.  Our buyer wasn't sold so much on the cosmetics of the home as they were with how cared for the home was. They could work with the cosmetics but the mechanics of the home where large so a well cared for home with warranties sold them. This is great food for thought sellers!