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Speech recognition for real estate leads

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NewportWorks Inc. has launched a new service that aims to assist real estate listing agents qualify and respond to prospective home buyer inquiries. The company's AnytimeOpenHouse tool gives agents key data on active buyers and their property interests, while giving those same buyers immediate information on specific properties. Real estate listing agents are given their own toll-free phone number that they can place on for-sale signs, e-mails, printed flyers, or any other medium they choose. When a potential home buyer calls the toll-free number, the AnytimeOpenHouse system records their name and phone number. Meanwhile, the buyer uses the AnytimeOpenHouse service to select a listed property through speech-recognition technology. The buyer simply speaks the address into his/her phone or selects a property from a list that is read to him/her. The system reads back to the buyer the general property and location information, and can also connect that buyer with the listing agent to ...