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Kansas Real Estate Alexa Skill Honored with a National Award

Erik Wisner, Kansas Real Estate Commission Executive Director poses at the ARELLO® award ceremony on Sept. 20 after being awarded a Communication Award. (Photo: Business Wire)


Alexa skill recognized for making advances in the Kansas Real Estate Industry

The ARELLO® Education Certification Committee awarded the Kansas Real Estate Commission (KREC) with a Communication Award for the Kansas Real Estate Alexa skill. ARELLO® brings regulators together to promote excellence in real estate regulation.

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The Information Network of Kansas (INK) and the Kansas Information Consortium (KIC) partnered with the Commission to create the Kansas Real Estate Alexa skill. This voice-enabled tool uses an Amazon device to provide accurate real estate information that is easily accessible by licensees, members of the industry, educators and the public.

“The Kansas Real Estate Commission is excited to receive this award. We strive to be a leader when it comes to using new technology to communicate with licensees and consumers,” said Erik Wisner, Executive Director. “Allowing licensees to obtain information through voice-enabled digital assistants offers amazing convenience and more immediate access to information related to their real estate business.”

KREC was recognized on Sept. 20 during the Award-Winning Ideas session at the 2019 ARELLO® Annual Conference in Denver.

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The Information Network of Kansas, Inc. (INK) is responsible for the oversight of the development of the official website for the state of Kansas, The portal operates through a public-private relationship between INK and the Kansas Information Consortium, LLC, to help Kansas government entities Web-enable their information services. The Kansas Information Consortium builds, operates, maintains and markets and is part of NIC’s (EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (EGOV) is the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 5,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government interactions. More information is available at

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