STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – If you are shopping for a home on Staten Island, your search has just gotten a bit easier thanks to a cutting-edge technology embraced by the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR).
The organization, provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), in October became the first Realtors association in New York City to offer Voiceter Pro’s voice-driven real estate listings search on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant devices.
Now, by saying “Alexa, Open Staten Island Real Estate” or “Hey Google, talk to Staten Island Real Estate,” consumers can have a conversation with their favorite personal assistant, who will guide them through their search of home listings.
Free to use, consumers can specify their desired location, price range, number of bedrooms and other information to find homes that meet their needs. Alexa and Google will verbally report the top three matches, and consumers will receive an email with complete listing details for all results with links to listings at SIBORREALTORS.com.
“We are proud to provide Staten Islanders and those wishing to move here with the next evolution of home search,” said Sandy Krueger, CEO of SIBOR. “With a projected 48 million American households having a voice-powered personal assistant by 2019, offering voice search allows us to better serve home buyers, sellers and our Realtors®. Voice-enabled search also gives us a new tool to assist visually impaired consumers with their real estate searches.”
Krueger views the Voiceter Pro company as a key ingredient in keeping SIBOR on the leading edge of the real estate industry.
“Voiceter Pro’s deep real estate industry knowledge and voice-skill development experience make them the perfect partner for creating the Staten Island Board of Realtors® presence on these growing digital assistant platforms,” Krueger said.
Miguel Berger, Voiceter Pro co-founder, expressed enthusiasm in having SIBOR among the tech company’s industry partners.
“We are excited to be bringing the power of voice to one of the leading multiple listing services in the country,” Berger said. “Sandy and his team have a forward-thinking organization that will leverage the power of voice to the benefit of the real estate professionals they serve, while providing today’s consumers with access to the leading technology for property searches.”
About the Staten Island Board of REALTORS®
Established in 1915, the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest professional and trade association in Staten Island, N.Y.
SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically, and promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.
Comprised of more than 2,000 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.
SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 5,000 real estate transactions every year.
All SIBOR Realtors belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
About Voiceter Pro
Voiceter Pro, Inc., based in Albany, NY and Oakland, CA, is the conversational search company that brings companies and consumers together through meaningful conversations with Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home. The company provides branded solutions to its clients, along with a suite of voice-powered skills on both the leading personal assistant platforms. Voiceter Pro is revolutionizing AI-assisted searches in all verticals that require consumers to filter through product choices to arrive at the product or service that meets their needs. Learn more at www.voiceterpro.com.