Amazon, the online retail giant, has surprised the real estate world with its recent development: Agent Neo. The app features the newest technology for the Amazon Echo, the Alexa-voiced internet appliance. This new technology will help agents to buy, sell or book a showing in a property with a simple voice command.
To use the app, customers have to tell Alexa the address of the property they are interested in and the time desired of the showing, and the app will recommend available realtors on the area that have partnered with them. For realtors, Agent Neo is a new marketing tool that will help them to advertise their services and stay up to date on any leads, notifications about appointments and schedules for their properties.
Agent Neo is linked to Zillow which also allow the users to get approximate home values, demographics and loan pre-approvals.
Amazon has been causing a significant buzz in real estate since July when during their Prime Day Event, clients noticed a button called "Hire a Realtor" appeared on the online retail giant's website with the phrase "coming soon." The company already offers a "Services" section where customers can search for local professionals. You can find services such as cleaning, furniture assembly, maintenance, among others.