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.