How to use Zillow to build better digital experiences

Hacker Connect demo showed integration between Amazon Echo, MLS, software and Zillow service

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NEW YORK -- What if you could find out where Kurt Russell lived and generate a comparative market analysis (CMA) for the movie star -- all by talking to a computer? That's what Turan Tekin -- co-founder of Bridge Interactive, a Zillow Group-operated provider of listing-management software for multiple listing services (MLSs) and brokerages -- did onstage at Hacker Connect. He was demonstrating how developers can use data from Zillow Group to create new digital real estate experiences. "We want to see you ... use this information to build more powerful tools," he told a room filled with real estate technophiles. Tekin used a program created for Amazon's "smart speaker," Amazon Echo, for his demo. It involved integration of data from an MLS, Retsly (a Zillow Group-operated company that offers access to MLS and real estate data for developers) and comparative market analysis software CloudCMA. “That’s something any one of you could have built," Tekin said of the ...