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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Alexa-powered smart homes coming from Amazon and Lennar

Amazon announced that it’s launching a series of nationwide Alexa–equipped model homes in partnership with Lennar home builder.

How the robot invasion will set real estate agents free

What would happen if there were an entirely new way for you to generate and convert leads that stopped advertisers and portals from “spying” on your online behavior, that no longer relied on IDX, that put consumers and real estate agents back at the center of the transaction and that was capable of having an entirely different type of dialogue with your customers?

New Alexa skill lets your clients ‘Talk To The House’

Talk To The House is an Amazon Echo-based marketing tool for real estate agents that gives Alexa the skill to narrate home features and greet open house guests …

Philips debuts first outdoor Hue smart lights

Lights that turn on from the command of your phone — or your voice — are the next big thing in the growing world of home automation …

How to make new real estate agents feel welcome on your team

You invest a lot of time, money and energy into recruiting new real estate agents to your team. Of course, you want them to feel confident in their choice, before and after they sign-on with you …

3 ways agents will remain relevant as robots approach

I was reading an article the other day that led with: “Millions of workers around the world are at risk of losing their jobs to robots or A.I. (Artificial Intelligence), but it’s Americans who should be particularly worried.” …

5 tech gadgets every real estate pro will love

If you’re like us and love technology, then you’ll dig this list of popular gadgets — they’ll likely have an impact on your real estate business before 2018 is through, if they haven’t already. And they make great gifts too …

New Amazon Echo app connects agents with leads and books showings

Agent Neo is a new voice-activated real estate information app (for use with Amazon Echo) that helps homebuyers and sellers find agents and book showings …

5 smart home device-compatible upgrades that raise home values

When looking to increase the value of one’s home before selling, common renovations include updating flooring, changing countertops, slapping a fresh coat of paint on the front door and maybe updating some of the home’s appliances …