“Alexa, open FresYes Realty.”
We’re happy to announce we’ve gone AI! You can now subscribe to the FresYes Realty skill for Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, which offers you:
- Updates on the local real estate market
- The chance to participate in weekly challenges to win prizes
- Info on what’s happening around town every weekend
Support your friendly local realty and community news hub! Log in to your account and subscribe to the FresYes Realty skill today!
Wait, you have no idea what we’re talking about? Let’s back up a sec and explain some stuff.
What the heck is Alexa?
Alexa is a virtual assistant used with the Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot. These are voice-controlled “smart speakers” that are connected to wifi or Bluetooth and play music and audiobooks, stream podcasts, give you the weather and news, or control functions around your home like turning on lights or controlling temperature.
Alexa is similar to Siri on the iPhone, basically. You give it a command and the device recognizes key words then performs that function.
So what are “skills”?
When you hear about adding skills to your Alexa device, just think “apps.” So if you want to connect your Spotify account to Alexa, for example, you subscribe to that skill. Or if you use Uber, you can connect to that and then say something like, “Alexa, ask Uber to request a ride,” and it does.
Why do I need this?
To freak out that weird uncle of yours who is convinced the robots are taking over, of course. Also, convenience, accessibility, etc. The Echo and Echo Dot are hands-free devices, so they can assist you in everyday activities.
What does this have to do with FresYes Realty?
We got skillzzzzz. Or, a skill, which you can subscribe to, as mentioned above. To do that, just log in to your Amazon account (or set one up here), search for “FresYes” in the skill category, then subscribe.
For you visual learners, check out our how-to video on subscribing:
Talk to us
We’re interested in hearing your thoughts and feedback on the FresYes Realty skill. Shoot us an email and let us know what you think!
I love where I live, and I also love what I do. I'm lucky to be able to work in a profession in which I get to build relationships; one that has me meeting new people each and every day and helping them to build new lives in my beloved city. I'm lucky enough to work in a profession in which I can marry cutting-edge technologies and marketing techniques to good, old-fashioned, nose-to-the-grindstone work. I am lucky enough to work in a profession that allows me to work as an advocate for my clients; to use every tool at my disposal to get a job done well for them, and with as little stress and expense as possible.
I love my city. I love my job. One inspires my excellence for the other.
Fresno? I say FresYES