How an American Home Shield Home Warranty Can Benefit a Home Seller

Your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Forever Agent has their sales and marketing plan in place, you have completed all the touch-ups and odd jobs to make your house picture perfect and you have your heart set firmly on your new home—what else is there to add to your home selling checklist?

An American Home Shield home warranty. Having a home warranty in place when you list your home for sale can be an important factor for two reasons. 1. It can help protect your budget from unexpected covered issues while your home is on the market and 2. It can be an attractive value add for buyers.

Home system breakdowns can happen anytime, even when a house is for sale. Having an American Home Shield home warranty in place means that if a covered breakdown happens during the sales process, they will repair or replace the covered item subject to the limitations and exclusions of your contract. You will also want to make sure that all your repairs are up to date as any issues found during a home inspection could cause a drop in buyer confidence and could result in additional negotiations.  

For buyers, an American Home Shield home warranty offers peace of mind knowing they are protected from the cost of unexpected, covered items including plumbing, electrical, heating, and air conditioning systems and so much more.

Here’s how the Seller Coverage Option works: 

  • The seller chooses which home warranty plan they would like to include in the home sale for the buyer and then adds on the Seller Coverage Option, the ShieldEssentialSM Plan
  • Sellers enjoy the coverage of the ShieldEssentialSM plan for up to six months while the home is on the market  
  • Helps sellers with up to $2,000 for covered home system component repairs or replacements. The home warranty then transfers to the buyer, and the buyer receives 12 months of coverage effective the day of closing.  
  • Payment is due for both Seller Coverage Option and Buyer Coverage upon closing.   

Having home warranty coverage during the listing period can help keep the sale of your home on track and provide valuable coverage to the buyer after the home closes. An American Home Shield home warranty allows you to focus on your next home and upcoming move. 

Talk to your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate professional about including an American Home Shield home warranty with Seller Coverage Option to protect your budget and provide peace of mind to your potential buyer.

*The products and services described on this page are offered by American Home Shield, which operates independently from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and its affiliates. This page is provided by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices for informational purposes only. The products and services described may be modified or withdrawn at any time, without notice.