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Earn Bonus American Airlines Points — for Buying or Selling Your Home

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Planning on buying or selling a house? (Or maybe both?) You can earn a ton of free bonus American Airlines AAdvantage points.

Miles from Home is a program offering its members 2,000 redeemable AAdvantage miles for every $10,000 of the sales and/or purchase price of a home.

The program partners with several real estate companies:

  • Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Century 21
  • ERA Real Estate
  • Corcoran

Basically, you get in touch with Miles from Home (it’s free to sign up). They help pair you with a participating realtor.

American Airlines planes are seen from inside the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse airport lounge at London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

Any Fine Print?

A few things I noted:

  • AAdvantage miles are not available for properties purchased or sold in the following states:
    • Alaska
    • Louisiana
    • Mississippi
    • New Jersey
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
  • The real estate program is not available in Iowa
  • AAdvantage miles eligibility on real estate transactions:
    • requires registration with the program and use of a participating real estate firm
    • requires an initial introduction to the participating real estate agent/firm by a program specialist
    • is restricted to properties not currently under contract to buy and/or sell
    • is restricted to 1-to 4-family residential properties located in the US, its territories, and Canada
    •  is restricted only to new transactions

So keep those points in mind if the service interests you. If you already have a favorite realtor but they’re not a Miles From Home participant, you may have a decision to make.

“What if I’m Loyal to Another Airline?”

If you’re selling and/or buying a home (and want to use one of the featured real estate companies) why not rack up some free points?

I generally fly Delta and Southwest but would happily accept 50,000 free American Airlines miles for, say, a $250,000 transaction I planned to make anyway. And for people who live in areas where homes bear ridiculous price tags (like, you know, here in Southern California), score a free trip for that jillion-dollar price tag.

Final Approach

If you want to buy and/or sell your home, you might as well get something for free. (Especially as a reward for the hellish process known as “moving.” Gross.) Obviously, I’d prioritize getting the best price for my property over miles (if it came to that). But this is a nice option to earn some points for a substantial purchase.

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