Longboat Key, Florida | July 17th, 2017 – A voice-activated home-buying search? Now, how cool is that? Coldwell Banker has just made this possible for those aspiring home buyers already equipped with the interactive and voice-controlled Echo speakers from the online retail giant Amazon.
With this smart-home gadget, you can interact with Echo’s intelligent personal assistant, Alexa. Her voice, by the way, was an inspiration from the computer conversational system of the Starship Enterprise featured in the hugely popular sci-fi Star Trek.
True to its innovative mindset and cutting-edge ways of serving clients, Coldwell Banker teamed up with Amazon to create a new skill for Alexa. With an Echo speaker, you can now simply prompt Amazon’s voice assistant thus: “Alexa, Ask Coldwell Banker for the Home of the Week.”
With this verbal prompting of the Echo gadget, Alexa will give you a one-minute description of a featured property listing of Coldwell Banker. The triggered app will likewise enable you to connect with your friendly, local Coldwell Banker representative.
Alexa’s skill comes as an extension of Coldwell Banker’s Home of the Week, a blog and video series profiling the hottest listings of the real estate company each week.
Why the New Alexa Skill?
Coldwell Banker initiated the development of Alexa’s skill following its survey last January which showed that voice-controlled apps are in the wish list of 72 percent of consumers with smart home tech. In another Coldwell Banker survey, 79 percent of close to 1,000 Coldwell Banker real estate professionals have reported that home buyers are interested in smart home technology. These findings underscore the growing demand not only for on smart home devices but also an increasing interest voice-controlled assistants.
By utilizing Echo’s Alexa, Coldwell Banker will fulfill more than this consumer demand. In addition, the company will also provide its agents with the capability to market their listings in a new and exciting fashion. The users of Amazon’s Echo speaker will be able to instantly connect with their local Coldwell Banker office through the Alexa smartphone app.
How to Access the App
If you have an Amazon Echo or its hockey puck-sized version Echo Dot, just search for the Coldwell Banker Home of the Week Skill in the Amazon Alexa smartphone app. Simpler still, just ask Alexa: “Enable Coldwell Banker Home of the Week.”
If you don’t own an Echo or Echo Dot yet, just avail of this great offer from Coldwell Banker. The company’s existing Smart Home Staging Kit now includes Echo Dot alongside products from Nest, August, and Lutron. With this kit and all its apps, homeowners and agents showing smart homes can also control the house’s core functions through simple voice commands.
To acquire this kit, please visit SmartHomeStaging.com. You can also consult our professional Coldwell Banker agents at the Judy Kepecz-Hays Team on how to take advantage of an exclusive promotional pricing for this amazing home staging kit. Check out this video too for more insights on Amazon’s Echo and its new home search app via Alexa.