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Real estate sales professionals are increasingly asking how AI will be used in the real estate industry.

ChatGPT, Bard, Jasper, and many other AI programs have quickly become household names. Yet AI’s likely impact on the real estate industry is just beginning to be analyzed. 

AI models and platforms are changing quickly. And while no one can know the future, we can look at current trends and their direction. 

Therefore, this article will look at how AI will impact the real estate industry.

But first, let’s make sure we understand what AI is.

Understanding AI

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Most of the recent excitement over Artificial Intelligence (AI) has centered on generative AI, or more specifically, the ability of a chatbot to generate informed responses to complex inputs. 

In general, artificial intelligence combines computer science and robust datasets to enable problem-solving, machine learning, and algorithmic deep learning. Chatbots are just one form of this technology.

Overall, artificial intelligence (AI) is concerned with creating intelligent computer programs capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence.

Given AI’s capabilities and potential, it’s evident that AI will soon play a broad role across the real estate industry.

But first, let’s establish three key takeaways:

  • AI won’t replace real estate agents 
  • And AI won’t negate the need for agents to be marketing savvy 
  • In the new age of AI, real estate sales professionals will need to be increasingly adept when it comes to using technology

As you can imagine, the potential applications of AI in real estate will bring about many changes, efficiencies, disruptions, and opportunities across the industry. 

So, we’re going to look at what those likely impacts will be, starting with AI and market analysis.

The Role of AI in Real Estate Pricing & Market Analysis

The Role of AI in Real Estate Pricing & Market Analysis

The real estate industry analyzes vast amounts of complex data to understand pricing trends and market behaviors. AI will likely play significant roles in these and the following areas.

1. Price & Value Estimates

With advanced algorithms and predictive analytics, AI will improve the accuracy of property pricing and valuation estimates. 

“How much is this property worth?” remains the central question in almost every transaction. 

AI promises to provide better tools so real estate sales professionals can confidently understand their markets and the value of specific properties. 

CMAs that utilize AI will more precisely evaluate properties in terms of price points and strategies and help guide salespeople in terms of the timing of price reductions as well as the making of offers.

Valuation models that use AI will also become more predictive — factoring in non-real estate data and a host of other economic information toward identifying how markets will behave going forward. 

All in all, we can expect real estate price evaluations to become more accurate and precise.

2. AI & Predicting Market Trends

Artificial intelligence algorithms help analyze real estate data and predict market trends, property values, and demand for specific properties.

AI’s capabilities will help buyers and sellers make more informed decisions about such market trends.

At the same time, AI will give real estate investors a competitive edge by providing real-time insights into market conditions and identifying hot spots and potential investment opportunities. 

Additionally, AI can uncover potential risks and offer recommendations for mitigating those risks, ensuring a safer and more sustainable investment strategy.

By analyzing vast amounts of data, AI will help inform real estate agents about real-time market conditions, allowing them to serve their clients better.

3. Mortgage Lending & AI

AI is already active in mortgage lending, delivering faster, more data-driven decisions for underwriting and risk prediction. 

The obvious benefit of this will be almost instantaneous credit decisions (pre-approval) and the shortening of closing cycles, making the buying and selling of homes easier for everyone. 

Additionally, AI promises to generate better credit models that more fairly qualify borrowers, including offering precise recommendations on how to get qualified.

4. AI’s Uses in Property Management

Property managers can use AI technology to help inform investment decisions and set competitive rent amounts.

Perhaps even more helpful, AI can predict when maintenance and repairs will be needed across properties and proactively schedule these tasks to minimize cost and downtime. 

AI can inform predictive maintenance by analyzing data from sources such as property management systems and building sensors to identify potential issues before they become significant problems. 

Finally, AI will help recommend energy savings and give advice concerning the financial aspects of updating and remodeling.

Next, let’s focus on how AI will impact real estate visual marketing.

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AI Applications in Real Estate Visual Marketing

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AI has various highly effective applications in real estate visual marketing, revolutionizing how properties are showcased and presented. Here are some critical uses of AI in this domain:

1. Virtual Staging

AI can enhance virtual staging, where empty or unfurnished properties can be virtually furnished and decorated. 

AI algorithms can quickly and with precision do the following:

  • Add and place furniture
  • Remove objects and clutter
  • Place artwork, plants, rugs, and decor items
  • Engage in virtual remodeling and repairs 

AI-enhanced virtual staging provides potential buyers or renters with the most realistic representation of any space’s potential.

2. Photo Editing

AI algorithms can enhance the photo editing process to improve the visual appeal of real estate listing images. 

AI-enhanced photo editing can help even the most skilled photo editors do the following with high precision:

  • Exposure and lighting correction
  • Color balance
  • Object removal
  • Reduce noise and grain from images
  • And much more

AI enhancements in photo editing result in the most visually appealing photographs that can attract potential buyers.

3. Drone Photography 

Drone photography is a powerful real estate marketing tool. 

And drones equipped with AI-enabled cameras can capture stunning aerial shots of properties, showcasing their exteriors, surrounding landscapes, and neighborhood amenities. 

These images provide a unique perspective and dramatic photos and enhance marketing efforts.

4. Social Media Advertising

AI algorithms can analyze user behavior and preferences on social media platforms to target potential buyers with relevant property advertisements. 

For example, using AI, an agent could know the best ways to share a single property website across social media platforms. 

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This ensures that real estate marketing campaigns reach the right audience, maximizing their effectiveness.

5. AI Virtual Tours

AI-powered virtual tours have become increasingly popular in the real estate industry. 

Creating interactive, 360-degree virtual tours allows buyers to explore properties from the comfort of their own homes extensively and interactively. 

Currently, AI is being used in the following ways to improve virtual tours: 

  • Creating 3D renderings
  • Photo stitching to improve realism
  • Hot spot generation
  • Providing tour narration

AI virtual tours can also feature additional information, such as property descriptions, floor plans, and neighborhood overviews. 

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Furthermore, AI algorithms can track client interactions over time, allowing real estate agents to refine their sales tactics and support continually. 

Overall, AI brings automation and efficiency to real estate visual marketing to attract potential buyers or renters with visually appealing content while leveraging data-driven insights for better decision-making.

All right, let’s take a look at how AI will impact other areas of real estate marketing.

AI Applications in General Real Estate Marketing

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Real Estate Photo Editing by PhotoUp

In the area of general real estate marketing, AI can help agents to identify promising leads, personalize their marketing outreach, connect with clients, and improve their sales strategies to close more deals.

1. AI Enhanced Property Search

Various technologies driven by AI promise to make the property search process more straightforward, personal, and efficient. 

AI will enable search features that allow users to input images of homes or features that interest them, creating a highly customized experience.

Similarly, AI Learning Models can increasingly learn a home buyer’s most detailed preferences and will be able to find and automatically promote properties that better match their specific needs and wants in a home. 

2. AI Lead Generation

There are many uses for AI technology in various aspects of lead generation to attract greater numbers of potential buyers and sellers.

AI algorithms can generate leads by analyzing data from social media, websites, and property listing databases.

Then, by analyzing consumer behavior and market data, agents can identify and target potential leads with personalized and relevant marketing messages. 

This technology can also automate the lead sorting, qualifying, and nurturing process. It can send follow-up messages and schedule appointments and even showings at the right time.

3. Personalized Marketing

AI-powered targeted and personalized marketing can dramatically increase the overall effectiveness of real estate marketing efforts. 

Real estate companies can increase their chances of attracting and retaining customers by presenting customized messages and offerings to specific buyers, sellers, or renters. 

For example, AI can analyze a client’s previous interactions to determine their unique preferences and interests. They can then recommend properties or services most likely to meet their exact needs.

Moreover, by automating customer segmentation, CRM functions, and email campaigns, AI can help real estate agents focus on relationship-building relationships with clients.

4. Chatbot AI & Property Descriptions

Words also help sell houses and other properties. A well-written, persuasive, and compelling property description can help entice buyers to look further at a property.

The various Chatbot AI tools can write highly effective property descriptions in seconds. All the sales agent needs to do is provide the property’s features and information and ask AI to write a description. 

The agent should review and edit the AI-generated copy to ensure accuracy and compliance with real estate laws.

5. AI Virtual Assistants

Virtual assistants already help real estate sales professionals increase their productivity and, therefore, their bottom line.

And AI technology is like virtual assistants on steroids – either improving the usefulness of virtual human assistants or implementing fully AI virtual assistants.

AI virtual assistants can significantly enhance the real estate business by streamlining operations, improving customer service, and providing valuable insights.

Real estate agents can focus on more complex tasks by handling routine tasks such as scheduling appointments and answering questions. 

These AI-enhanced virtual assistants can also analyze vast amounts of data and provide real-time recommendations. 

For example, they can identify the best properties to show clients based on their preferences.

Implementing AI virtual assistants in the real estate industry improves efficiency and enhances the customer experience.

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While AI is a relatively new technology, we’re already using AI enhancements in our photo editing, virtual staging, and virtual tours, and we expect to be among the first companies to expand AI’s uses in the industry. 

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Gregory Gronbacher

Real Estate Sales Agent / Professional Blogger

Gregory is a real estate sales agent and a state-certified instructor of real estate licensing and law. Originally from New York City, he's called Grand Rapids, Michigan home since 1995.

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