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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Lordy. I have fired them all. I would stand in the doorway and prevent someone from using AHS for sure. Not just me - big class action suit a few years back. They were so bad that when I fired them, the rep also quit out of sheer frustration.
I personally have Fidelity, and I fired them too a few years back but they overall are the most reliable and the lesser of many evils.
The sweetheart of agents around here is ORHP, but they jack up your premiums annually and if you have too many claims, they won't renew at all. That happened to a client and when I called my prom queen rep, he told me "Well this is a volume business." EXACTLY - you're punishing someone for using the service they paid for while exponentially more never use it? Don't insult my intelligence. 
The rest fall somewhere in between - just like any insurance company, their job is to avoid paying claims. It is what it is.
They are all basically the same - the bigger issue is whether they have decent CSRs and vendors. That is always a crapshoot.

Nov 06, 2017 10:38 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

In my experience I recommend none of them. Sorry to be negative and it is worth a blog to say why.

Nov 06, 2017 09:22 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Had to fire several over the years and now can only recommend Choice Home Warranty.

One of our former IT employees from our local association went into the home warranty business and is now representing Choice. So, not only is the company excellent (read the reviews) but, our local representation is top notch too!

Nov 06, 2017 11:39 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've used Home Warranty of America (personally and professionally) and they seem to come through. There are some I avoid. But a lot also depends where you are geographically with some of these companies.

Nov 06, 2017 10:07 AM
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3,431,570
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I think a lot of the difference may be the local representation and not necessarily the product.  There is a very strong rep in our area from American Home Shield. 

Nov 06, 2017 09:37 AM
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540,888
Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

My office uses 2-10 Home Trust.  I'm not sure which one is the best.  

Nov 06, 2017 10:51 AM
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4,432,467
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I use a couple of companies. We should always read the fine print. 

Nov 06, 2017 10:15 AM
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5,511,455
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not recommend any of them.

Nov 06, 2017 10:10 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I believe most in my office use American Home Shield....

Nov 06, 2017 10:02 AM
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781,828
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Choice and Global home.

Both insure the house during the listing period to protect the seller.

It is more a security blanket for the seller and their "what else can go wrong' fears.

Nov 06, 2017 09:28 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I avoid all warranties.

Nov 06, 2017 12:30 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I use American Home Shield

Nov 06, 2017 11:14 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

A service person that does work for a variety of home warranty companies told me the other day that they hate doing work for HMS ( which is usually the one I use), and they love doing work for Old Republic. Personally, I now lean towards not worrying about a home warranty. I think they are over rated and not worth the trouble or the money. Better off just starting a home maintenance savings account, and hiring local contractors.

Nov 06, 2017 11:08 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Blue Ribbon I use most the time.

 

Nov 10, 2017 04:39 PM
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4,162,576
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I think there is not a perfect company out there, have had issues with them all.

Nov 09, 2017 08:31 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Their program and level of satisfactory service vary each time a service call is requested, so sorry, but you are on your own.

Nov 07, 2017 02:38 PM
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1,265,262
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I avoid AHS like the plague.  Fidelity and First American have been good to me on my homes, for the most part.  I use Fidelity mainly and have a great relationship with my rep which has helped my clients out.

Nov 07, 2017 09:26 AM
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854,916
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't give bad reviews in public unless the company really pisses me off.

IMO one HW is as good as another

Nov 07, 2017 08:55 AM
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569,610
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

American Home Shield has been the best to deal with but I'm not a fan of any. The house always wins!

Nov 07, 2017 05:16 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

ORHP would be the best IMHO

Nov 07, 2017 03:52 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I guess, they are the same. It depends on the rep you are dealing with. But there is no ''the best''. They are in the business to make money. 

Nov 06, 2017 11:14 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

There are several good ones. I use Old Republic primarily and hear my clients like their services.

Nov 06, 2017 07:46 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Well, I have not found one I liked more than another

Nov 06, 2017 04:33 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  I don't recommend any of them.  Having said that, if it makes a Buyer feel better to close a deal, then let them buy it.

Nov 06, 2017 03:26 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Read through all the coverage carefully. There is no one size fits all!

Nov 06, 2017 03:00 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm skeptical of all of them.

Nov 06, 2017 02:38 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I've had favorable experience with First American Home Warranty. 

Nov 06, 2017 02:29 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have been using HSA (Home Security of America) 800-367-1448 for 25 years!

Nov 06, 2017 02:14 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Globe out of FL. Used them for years now.

Nov 06, 2017 01:25 PM
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

I've been using American Home Shield for many years, our local rep is great.

Nov 06, 2017 12:07 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Yes, it is for the houses. I sell condos.

Nov 14, 2018 03:19 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

It is for the houses, we do condos. 

Nov 14, 2018 03:02 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I like HWA.

Aug 24, 2018 09:12 PM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

 

I have a direct line to the company head honcho and have not had a problem so far, with any of my clients.  

Dec 23, 2017 09:58 AM