So Money - Episode 916

Eric Chesin

SVP, Head of Strategy for Realogy

“You know, you find your home, you buy it, you sit at the closing table, you get your keys and for me, I didn’t even go straight to the house when we bought our first home. I went to the liquor store and bought a bottle of wine. The only box I had prepared to unpack for the first moment when we walked in that door was the one that had our wine glasses in it and the only question I asked about the neighborhood I was moving into was where do I get take out Chinese food?” – Eric Chesin, SVP, Head of Strategy, Realogy

Interested in buying a home? This episode is for you! Our guest is Eric Chesin who leads strategy for Realogy, the leading provider of residential real estate services in the country.

You may have heard of some of their brands, which include Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Sotheby’s International Realty and many others.

Eric oversees the development and execution of Realogy’s corporate strategy, as well as their projects and partnerships. The company just announced in collaboration with Amazon, the launch of TurnKey, a new home buying program that simplifies the process of finding and settling into a new home. You can check out TurnKey at

With TurnKey, Realogy is matching home buyers with top agents and upon closing on their home, Amazon provides a Move In Benefit, connecting those buyers with services and experts in their area to help make their house a home. This includes a selection of Amazon Home Services like deep cleaning, a handyman who assembles furniture and mount a TV to a wall, a curated side of smart home products. All in all, the products and services are valued at 1,000 to $5,000.

Now, as a self-described real estate enthusiast (that’s me,) TurnKey actually reached out to me to help them spread the word and share the campaign so very grateful for this partnership. Eric and I discuss how TurnKey can benefit buyers who often experience overwhelm, timing your purchase right and Eric’s very cool travel hack that I think I’ll be implementing soon.

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