Amazon “TurnKey” program gives home buyers free smart home products when they use a Realogy agent

More details now out on the new Amazon “turnkey” program.

Basically if you find your real estate agent through an Amazon referral, you will get from $1000-$5000 of move in services and smart home products from Amazon. The products come from a specific selection that can be installed by Amazon home services. The amount is based on the purchase price of the home.

Amazon emphasizes that this does not mean they are moving into selling real estate themselves. They just want to be introduced to the new homebuyers by the agents.

The partner company is an umbrella holding company that has some of the biggest real estate brokerage brands, including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, and ERA real estate.

This is an interesting approach, we will just have to see how it goes.

Currently available in some pilot markets.

The cost for the Amazon move-in package is paid for by the real estate agent.

Some of the packages include an installed smartthings hub.

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I find it particularly interesting that they are not including the ring protect products in the package.

Up until now, the argument has always been that the majority of “smart home“ purchases were for security systems. This is the first real estate related one I have seen that bypasses that category all together. :sunglasses:

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The Schlage deadbolt is the only product that even needs the SmartThings hub. IMO they should also include some z-wave light switches to make sure the z-wave mesh is stable enough for the lock. Who know where the home owner will place the lock in relation to the hub.

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Good point, although these will all be installed products, so the installer should be physically locating the hub and verifying the connection.

Then the home owner moves in and relocates it :stuck_out_tongue:

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