What Happens When Homebuyers Purchase a Home Warranty

While home warranty coverage has benefits for all homeowners (and for real estate professionals), there are specific advantages for homebuyers. When your buyers say yes to American Home Shield® home warranty plans, good things can follow. Here are just some of the positive things that can happen:


Buyers can use the coverage right away.

Home warranty coverage can be especially useful to home buyers during the first year of ownership. In 2020, approximately 27% of new buyers with an American Home Shield home warranty used their plan in the first 60 days after closing.


Buyers can save money.

A real estate home warranty from American Home Shield gives buyers the protection they need at special Real Estate Edition prices. Saving money during a transaction is always a plus.


Buyers get solutions.

In addition to valuable coverage, buyers also get a reliable resource to help handle covered repairs. When a covered item breaks down, they’ll know who to call.


Buyers get peace of mind.

Spending more time than ever in our homes can increase wear and tear on home systems and appliances. With an American Home Shield home warranty, your buyers will enjoy budget protection from unexpected, covered breakdowns of many home system and appliance components during the contract period. 


Buyers get key convenience.

As an added benefit, your clients receive Rekey Coverage with their buyer home warranty, which includes six keyholes and four identical keys.* Getting new keys made can help buyers feel more secure and safe in their new home.


Buyers can choose the coverage they need.

American Home Shield’s Real Estate Edition home warranties were designed with input from real estate pros like you to streamline your clients’ transactions. There are three customizable, easy-to-explain plans at real estate only prices, including optional coverage for:

  • Additional Refrigerators (Up to four, including wine refrigerators up to six cubic feet)*
  • Well Pump
  • Septic System Pumping & Septic Sewage Ejector Pump
  • Swimming Pool or Spa Equipment
  • Swimming Pool / Spa Equipment (shared equipment)
  • Salt Water Equipment


Buyers can make service requests easily.

They can request service for covered items either online or by phone 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.


Buyers get a workmanship guarantee.

If a buyer has an issue with the completed repair within 30 days of service, American Home Shield will send a contractor back out for free.  


Buyers can change their minds.

Real estate searches, offers, and transactions can move quickly, sometimes leaving buyers overwhelmed with the sheer number of weighty decisions that have to be made in a short period of time. Suppose your clients are overwhelmed with all the decisions that go into a real estate transaction. In that case, they don’t have to make a definitive decision about home warranty coverage before they close. Buyers have up to 60 days to add, upgrade, or change their American Home Shield home warranty coverage and receive special Real Estate Edition pricing.


American Home Shield home warranties can make good things happen for real estate professionals, too. In addition to helping increase transaction satisfaction and develop long-lasting client relationships, your clients can call American Home Shield for help if a covered item breaks down soon after closing instead of calling you. This frees you to move on to the next client and close the next deal. Find out more by contacting your American Home Shield Account Manager today.



*Limitations and exclusions apply. See agreement for details.



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