'Welcome to your virtual agent': Meet the real estate Amazon Echo app

A broker has developed voice-activated home automation tech to serve both buyers and sellers
  • A brand new app for Amazon Echo is currently being tested in the Albany, New York, market and caters to buyers, sellers and renters. It's also designed to be a lead capture tool.
  • Every form of software interface, from bots to voice assistants, will be looked at as a way for consumers to find more information about real estate.
  • Home information is no longer the domain of the MLS; as more tools emerge, the data source will lose more of its already-scant relevancy.

A real estate broker from Albany and his son have developed an app for the Amazon Echo home automation device.