I almost bought an Echo Dot for $49 this week (affiliate link), but didn’t quite pull the trigger.
Earlier today in Inman’s FB group (Yes, you should attend), I came across the following demo video from Voiceter Pro (they bill themselves as the conversational search company) of the Alexa real estate app they’ve built.
I don’t know about you, but it seems to be an inferior search experience to what buyers have today. Why not just pull out your iPad (or phone) and Zillow, Redfin, or Realtor.com? It would take you less than 3 seconds to do the same search — and be looking at gorgeous photos on a screen.
Is the current search experience really that painful? Are buyers clamoring for a voice activated search?
I know Joel is bullish on the Echo / Alexa, and there is no doubt the technology will improve drastically in the coming months and years. The state of technology we see today will not be the state of its technology 6 months from now.
What do you think? Will Alexa power the future of real estate search?