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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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 …