Seller Coverage Option

For up to six months, while the home is on the market, sellers can get coverage for the same home systems and items (excluding rekey) included in ShieldEssential. No payment is due until the home closes.



Note: The Seller Coverage Option can be a great negotiating tool in real estate transactions when submitting offers or negotiating home inspection issues.*

Talk to your agent to learn more and get a quote.

*Coverage includes undetectable, pre-existing conditions.

Subject to a $1,500 cap during the listing period. Renewable upon review at the discretion of American Home Shield after 6-month period, up to 12 months.

An American Home Shield® Real Estate Home Warranty is a one-year service agreement that covers the repair or replacement of many major home system components and appliances. It is available to sellers (limited listing coverage) and buyers typically via their real estate agent in the context of a real estate transaction only.

We also offer home warranty plans for customers who are not in a real estate transaction. See Pricing and Plans.

Your coverage starts the day of closing, however, if payment for the home warranty funds has not been received from the home closing process, the number of service requests may be limited.

Our new construction plan provides coverage from years 2-5 for a total of four years of home warranty protection. It can also be purchased anytime within the first year of closing on new construction.

Yes. If you have more than one of the following home systems or appliances, they're included in your coverage at no additional cost.

Covered Systems/Appliances:

  • Air Conditioning Systems
  • Heating Systems
  • Electrical - multiple items of hard-wired home electrical system
  • Plumbing - multiple items such as lines, faucets, shower heads, stoppages, etc.
  • Built-in Exhaust, Attic and Whole House Fans
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Heaters
  • Built-in Microwave Ovens
  • Dishwashers
  • Doorbells
  • Garbage Disposals
  • Ranges, Ovens, Cooktops
  • Garage Door Openers
  • Instant Hot/Cold Water Dispensers

Here's how our Seller Coverage Option* works:

  1. Seller chooses the home warranty plan to provide to the buyer.
  2. Seller adds on the Seller Coverage Option. This option covers the same items as the ShieldEssential plan.
  3. Sellers enjoy coverage for up to 6 months (term renewable upon request and at the discretion of American Home Shield) while the home is on the market.
  4. Payment is not due until closing.
  5. The warranty transfers to the buyer and becomes effective at closing.


*Subject to a $1,500 cap for all trades during the listing period.

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New Jersey Residents: The product being offered is a service contract and is separate and distinct from any product or service warranty which may be provided by the home builder or manufacturer.

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