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How AHS Home Warranty Plans Benefit Buyers

While American Home Shield® Home Warranty Plans provide valuable coverage for all types of homeowners and real estate transactions, there are special advantages for home buyers. 

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While American Home Shield® Home Warranty Plans provide valuable coverage for all types of homeowners and real estate transactions, there are special advantages for home buyers. When making real estate purchases, buyers are faced with an array of important decisions that can seem overwhelming. The addition of an AHS®  Home Warranty Plan becomes an easy choice after weighing the numerous buyer benefits. 

Confidence and Comfort

With an AHS Home Warranty Plan, buyers have the reassurance that many of the most frequently occurring home system component and appliance breakdowns in their hard-earned real estate investment are covered for the duration of the service agreement.

Budget Protection

Buyers enjoy protection from unexpected costs to repair or replace covered breakdowns, including those related to undetectable, pre-existing conditions such as lack of maintenance and mismatched systems.

Reliable Resource

With access to the AHS nationwide network of more than 15,000 professional contractors and 45,000 service technicians, buyers know who to call when covered items break down due to normal wear and tear. This resource can be especially helpful for buyers who are relocating to new areas or who don’t have established relationships with home contractors.

Easy Access

An American Home Shield customer can make service requests for covered items by phone or online 24/7, 365 days a year. 93% of the time, an independent contractor is assigned to a job within 15 minutes or less.  

Affordable and Flexible

Flexible AHS Home Warranty Plans enable buyers to choose the protection level that best fits their needs, plus optional coverage items.

Special Pricing

AHS offers reduced real estate pricing for home buyers, available up to 60 days after transaction closing. Buyers can also make changes to their coverage during the 60-day post-closing timeframe.

Less Worry, Fewer Hassles

With AHS Home Warranty Plans, buyers can remove some of the anxiety and frustrations caused by inevitable and unexpected covered home breakdowns that always seem to happen at the worst possible times.

Reassurance and Confidence

With American Home Shield, first-time home buyers can feel more secure about their transaction and move forward with fewer concerns about potential malfunction expenses after the deal closes. This type of budget protection can be especially important for buyers in low inventory markets, where inflated housing prices may require larger down payments and leave less money in savings for unexpected repairs.

Multiple Offer Advantages

Adding the Sellers Coverage Option* to the buyers AHS Home Warranty Plan, can help offers stand out from others, plus provide the seller with valuable protection for the covered items between contract acceptance and closing.

For questions or more information about how American Home Shield Home Warranty Plans can be beneficial for buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals, contact your dedicated AHS Account Executive, visit, or call 800 735 4663.

*Subject to a $2,000 cap for all trades during the listing period. An AHS Home Warranty Plan covers major components of many home systems and appliances, but not necessarily the entire system or appliance. Please review the AHS contract for limitations and exclusions.

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