It is also probably the largest investment you’ll ever make. That is why you protect it with homeowner’s insurance. But what about the items not covered by insurance? An American Home Shield Home Protection Plan, sometimes referred to as a home warranty, is a one-year service contract that covers the repair or replacement of many major home system components and appliances that can typically break down over time. Statistics show that within the first year of living in your home, there is a 68% chance that a major system or appliance will break down. An unexpected breakdown can be financially devastating to your budget. A home protection plan, or home warranty, should be considered for:

  • Single family homes
  • New construction
  • Condominiums
  • Vacation homes
  • Rental properties
  • Townhomes
  • Foreclosure properties
  • Multi-unit properties

Other than the new construction plan, which covers years two through five, home protection plans last one year, starting on the date of closing.

Selling a Home

When you are selling a home, you want to find ways to make your home more attractive to potential buyers. A home protection plan can make your property stand out simply by giving buyers the boost of confidence they need to make a decision in your favor. An American Home Shield Home Protection Plan can help protect your buyer while helping you avoid putting money into repairing or replacing items when you are selling a home. There are a lot of compelling reasons for you to include an American Home Shield Home Protection Plan on your listing:

  • It may discourage downward price negotiation
  • It can help distinguish properties from other listings
  • It can help boost buyer confidence
  • It can help reduce your liability in post-sale issues

Help protect yourself and the future buyer; ask your Ruhl&Ruhl sales associate to include an American Home Shield Home Protection Plan in your contract when you are selling a home!

Buying a Home

When you’re buying a new home, you’re making a major investment in your family and your future. A home protection plan can give you the reassurance of knowing you’re helping to safeguard that investment. A home protection plan puts you in control of your budget with an economical way to help protect against otherwise potentially costly situations when you are buying a home. There are many reasons for you, as a homebuyer, to include an American Home Shield Home Protection Plan, or warranty, in your contract:

  • Relief from some of the expenses of unexpected breakdowns on covered items
  • Affordable, flexible and customizable plans
  • Access to a network of service contractors
  • Increased confidence in your home purchase


We are proud to serve over one million homeowners just like you. Ask your Ruhl&Ruhl sales associate to include an American Home Shield Home Protection Plan in your contract!

About AHS

American Home Shield founded the home warranty industry in 1971, and has since brought responsive, high-quality protection to more than 6 million customers nationwide. On every key measure of service, from total dollars paid for repairs and replacements to the number of service calls, AHS continue to set the standard. American Home Shield services customers an average of 2 times a year. And, while some plans may cost less today, they could easily cost you more tomorrow. American Home Shield has a long history of quality service and financial strength and is a subsidiary of The ServiceMaster Company, America’s Service Brands for Home and Business. In 2004, American Home Shield paid out over $243 million nationwide protecting their customers against the high cost of repairs and replacements for major systems and appliances.

For additional information, click here to visit our AHS site. Contact your Ruhl&Ruhl Realtor, or Customer Service at 563.441.1776.

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