Madison-based Realogy Holdings Corp., the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, announced in collaboration with Amazon the launch of TurnKey, a new homebuying program that simplifies the process of finding and settling into a new home. Now available in 15 U.S. cities, TurnKey combines Realogy’s real estate expertise across its well-known and trusted brands, including Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA and Sotheby’s International Realty, with the ease and convenience of Amazon’s Home Services and smart home products.
“Realogy and our brands are always looking for ways to give consumers an awesome homebuying experience with a terrific real estate agent, and today’s launch of TurnKey is a big part of that continued strategy,” said Ryan M. Schneider, Realogy’s chief executive officer and president. “Realogy’s great affiliated agents serve their clients during one of the most important moments in their lives, and Amazon’s services and products can transform that moment to make it rewarding in a way no one ever has before.”
“Customers can be overwhelmed when moving, and we’re excited to be working with Realogy to offer homebuyers a simplified way to settle into a new home,” said Pat Bigatel, director Amazon Home Services. “The Amazon Move-In Benefit will enable homebuyers to adapt the offering to their needs – from help assembling furniture, to assisting with smart home device set up, to a deep clean, and more.”
With more than five million U.S. households purchasing a home every year, TurnKey is an easier and more rewarding homebuying experience, designed to simplify what can be a stressful and time-consuming event. Launching with select Realogy affiliated brokers and agents in 15 major markets across the United States, from Atlanta to Chicago, Seattle to San Francisco, consumers can now visit www.amazon.com/turnkey when they are ready to kick-off the homebuying process and enjoy unique services and benefits along the way:
Connection to an Experienced Real Estate Agent: TurnKey seamlessly connects homebuyers to one of the best real estate agents within their city or neighborhood of choice. Matched according to the homebuyer’s profile, TurnKey agents, who are affiliated with one of Realogy’s trusted residential real estate brands, have been selected based on their exceptional customer service record and local market expertise.
Free Amazon Move-In Benefit: Upon closing on a home, Amazon connects the buyer with services and experts in their area to help make the house a home. Valued from $1,000 to $5,000* in complimentary products and Amazon Home Services courtesy of Realogy, the Amazon Move-In Benefit includes:
With these benefits, TurnKey is truly a beginning-to-end homebuying program that seeks to raise consumers’ expectations of what it means to buy a house and make it a home.
“When we designed TurnKey, we recognized that ‘closing’ on a home is really just the beginning of the homebuying journey,” said Eric Chesin, senior vice president and head of strategy for Realogy. “We are proud to team up with Amazon to extend the value we bring to buying a home beyond the moment you first unlock your new front door.”
For more information on TurnKey, please visit www.amazon.com/turnkey.
* Courtesy of Realogy, what’s included in the Free Amazon Move-In Benefit of Amazon Home Services and smart home products varies based on the purchase price of the buyer’s new home.
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