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.

Keller Williams agents fired from local brokerage over Alexa skill

Two Keller Williams agents who co-founded a separate startup company that offers an Amazon Alexa lead generation program called “My Home Agent” were abruptly fired by their Southern California franchise last week due to internal conflict surrounding their product.

Amazon unveils new Echo devices, Alexa microwave

You might soon be hearing a lot more from Alexa around your house. On Thursday, Amazon unveiled a range of new and redesigned smart-home gadgets with its popular virtual voice assistant.

WATCH: 5 ways Alexa can improve your real estate business

Tiffany McQuaid of McQuaid & Company Real Estate Services shared with the Inman Connect San Francisco audience five ways Amazon’s Alexa can help you improve your real estate business.

Is Amazon Embarking on Home Insurance?

July 16 is Prime Day, and this year’s deals feature double discounts on Alexa-enabled smart home devices, including Echo, Fire TV and Fire tablets, Amazon reports. As the marketplace giant gets more and more involved in the lives of homeowners, could consumers start to see offshoots into other home-related services? Amazon-run home insurance could be […]

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‘Fin’ app wants to be the real estate agent’s virtual assistant

Fin is an iPhone app that uses voice, text and email to route personal needs and business tasks to a team of human assistants.

‘Fin’ app wants to be the real estate agent’s virtual assistant

Fin is an iPhone app that uses voice, text and email to route personal needs and business tasks to a team of human assistants.

Amazon Experience Centers Look to Transform Smart-Home Shopping

Amazon is making moves yet again. As a way to market its smart-home business segment without having to invest in conventional store locations, the online marketplace giant has partnered with Lennar Corporation to provide connectivity demos of Alexa-enabled products—everything from video doorbells and smart shades to lighting and scheduled deliveries—within the homebuilder’s model homes, calling these […]

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