WATCH: How to create a flash briefing and extend your reach

Smart speakers and voice search are exploding in popularity. Here’s how you can make the most of this surging interest straight from the Inman Connect Las Vegas stage.

Realogy launches Agent X, its new Alexa-based voice assistant

Fresh off the news of its deal with Amazon, Realogy launched Agent X, a voice-based digital assistant that operates on the retail giant’s Alexa platform.

PAR partners with VoiceterPro on voice-activated member app

The voice-powered software assistant will give Pennsylvania Realtors the chance to ask about new listings, be in the know on rule changes and receive alerts about industry legislation.

Multifamily home automation startup SmartRent raises $32M

SmartRent helps property managers deploy technology, such as the Nest smart thermostat, across multiple units.

MoveEasy packs Amazon Echo app, 30K agents to branded portal

MoveEasy’s agent-branded relocation portal is a great tool for the real estate industry, and now users of Amazon Echo.

Voice-activated home search available through GSAR

Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors partners with VoiceterPro to provide home shoppers with voice search in central New York.

MoveEasy to launch ‘Concierge for Life’ Amazon Alexa skill in May

Post-transaction service company MoveEasy on Tuesday announced the upcoming launch of “Concierge for Life,” a new Amazon Alexa skill.

Amazon acquires Wi-Fi startup Eero, furthering smart home ambitions

Amazon dived even further into the smart home technology pool Monday when it revealed that it was scooping up a home Wi-Fi startup. Presumably, Amazon could also use the Eero acquisition to keep tabs on the web browsing habits of all customers who use …

Big Brother is watching you — and your client

As smart-home technology becomes more common, agents and clients are being thrown into settings where someone, somewhere, could secretly be observing them.

Inman’s most-read stories of 2018

The past year has seen a wave of news about new technology, the struggles Realtors are facing in a changing market, lawsuits and even crime. Here are Inman’s 16 must-read posts from 2018.