Amazon’s 'Alexa' Adds More Real Estate Skills

Integrating voice assistance to everyday technology is on the rise, and Amazon's 'Alexa' is no exception. Voice assistance has become increasingly popular in the real estate industry as it gives agents the ability access information with ease.

A recent consumer survey found that 72 percent of Americans with smart home products want voice control.  Voice Labs estimates there will be 24.5 million voice-activated devices shipped in 2017, which amounts to 33 million in circulation by the end of this year. 

Coldwell Banker, the leader so far in digital voice assistance devices, released new information on the second skill for Alexa. In addition to utilizing Alexa to look at the brand's most exclusive listings via an audio recording, users can now command Alexa to open Gen Blue News to hear the latest Coldwell Banker news and access additional resources. 

"Agents have a unique opportunity to embrace the new technologies and changes happening in the real estate industry. Coldwell Banker is taking advantage of and leveraging these new technologies to broadcast relevant industry insights that will give real estate professionals an edge in today's competitive market."

- Brad Inman, founder, and owner of Inman News


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