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NAR Member Benefit Helps Realtors® Take Care of Their Homes

Media Contact: Leanne High / 202-383-1290 / Email

WASHINGTON (August 28, 2012) – Realtors® help people achieve the dream of homeownership, but are often also homeowners themselves. A new offer through the REALTOR Benefits® Program will help members of the National Association of Realtors® who own homes prolong the life of their air conditioning and heating systems.

American Home Shield, a long-time participant in NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program, is offering Realtors® a $30 discount on the purchase of an AHS® Heating and Air Conditioning Preventative Maintenance Plan for their own home or for any other property they own.

“Realtors® educate buyers on how to be successful homeowners and part of that is preventive maintenance to prolong the life of your home,” said NAR President Moe Veissi, broker-owner of Veissi & Associates Inc., in Miami. “With this new member benefit Realtors® can do the same for their own homes. It’s imperative that homeowners take proper care of their homes and American Home Shield can help do just that. With an overwhelming majority of Realtors® owning homes, this new benefit will be something just about every NAR member can benefit from.”

 “Professional preventative maintenance is an important investment in the well-being of your home’s heating and air conditioning systems,” said Matt Wendl, director of American Home Shield’s preventative maintenance services. “Along with the convenience and confidence of regularly scheduled check-ups, homeowners can also realize other benefits, too, such as reduced energy costs, improved system reliability and lower repair costs over the life of their covered items.”

American Home Shield, a subsidiary of The ServiceMaster Company, founded the home warranty industry more than 40 years ago, and today serves more than 1.3 million customers, including home protection plans in force for more than 11,000 Realtors®. The company launched preventative maintenance plans nationwide earlier this year.

For more information on the special preventative maintenance offer, visit www.ahs.com/nar  and enter promo code 0741NAR30 or call 855-222-0741.

About American Home Shield

American Home Shield founded the home warranty industry in 1971 and remains an industry leader, servicing more than 1.3 million customers across 49 states. In addition to its core focus on home protection plans, the company also issues and administers preventative maintenance contracts on major home systems and appliances in 48 states across the country. The Memphis-based company operates three customer service centers, employs approximately 1,600 employees and has a national contractor network made up of over 10,000 independent home-service contractors. American Home Shield is a subsidiary of The ServiceMaster Company, one of the world’s largest residential and commercial service networks. The company’s brands include Terminix, TruGreen, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec.

About the REALTOR Benefits® Program

NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program offers practical solutions for Realtors® on the products and services they use every day. The program includes offerings from nearly 30 companies in a variety of categories recognized as leaders in their respective industries.

About the National Association of Realtors®

The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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