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Emerging AI Technologies in Real Estate: What You Need to Know

AI has a wide-ranging influence on the real estate sector, addressing both the strategic demands and operational difficulties faced by the sector.

The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and associated technologies is significantly changing the real estate sector, which was historically defined by its dependence on interpersonal relationships and in-person transactions. This change aims to redefine all aspects of real estate operations, from property search and transactions to management and investment plans, rather than merely automating repetitive work. The real estate industry is changing as a result of the creative solutions that AI technologies are bringing about to improve accuracy, efficiency, and client pleasure.

AI has a wide-ranging influence on the real estate sector, addressing both the strategic demands and operational difficulties faced by the sector. For example, automated property management systems simplify complicated procedures, AI-driven analytics give deeper insights into customer behaviour and market trends, and intelligent virtual tours deliver immersive experiences that were unthinkable only a few years ago. These developments are not only bettering the work of real estate agents but also increasing the experience that buyers, sellers, and renters have.

Let’s look at the top companies using AI to make real estate a better experience for customers.

Zillow

Founder: Rich Barton

Application: Zillow is renowned for its ‘Zestimate‘ feature, an AI-driven algorithm providing property valuations and market trend analysis. This tool helps users estimate home prices with a notable degree of accuracy, leveraging vast amounts of data and machine learning models

Redfin

Founder: David Eraker

Application: Redfin has launched several AI-powered tools, including an AI assistant called “Ask Redfin” that quickly answers homebuyer questions about listings. This tool uses generative AI to provide detailed information about homes, enhancing the customer experience and streamlining the home search process

Matterport

Founders: Dave Gausebeck & Matt Bell

Application: Matterport specializes in creating 3D digital twins of properties, utilizing AI to enhance virtual tour experiences. Their technology allows for immersive property walkthroughs, providing a detailed and interactive view of homes, which is particularly useful for remote buyers

Compass

Founders: Robert Reffkin and Ori Allon

Application: Compass has developed ‘RealTech One’, an AI platform aimed at transforming real estate transactions and market analysis. This platform provides data-driven insights, improves transaction speeds, and supports agents with AI-driven marketing tools like Compass AI, which assists in writing property listings and marketing materials

Opendoor

Founders: Eric Wu, Ian Wong, JD Ross, Keith Rabois

Application: Opendoor uses AI to streamline the home buying and selling process through its instant buying (“iBuying”) model. The company leverages data analytics to offer fair prices for homes, making the selling process faster and more efficient for homeowners

TestFit

Founder: Clifton Harness

Application: TestFit employs AI to optimize real estate site plans and feasibility studies. Their technology automates the generation of site plans, helping developers and architects maximize land use and improve the efficiency of the development planning process

Realtor.com

Founder: Ryan Coon

Application: Realtor.com uses AI to enhance its platform by combing through listings and generating leads, which are then sold to partner agents. These agents work directly with homeowners to facilitate real estate transactions. The platform also utilizes AI to sell advertising space to real estate agents, helping them to reach potential clients more effectively.

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Anshika Mathews
Anshika is an Associate Research Analyst working for the AIM Leaders Council. She holds a keen interest in technology and related policy-making and its impact on society. She can be reached at anshika.mathews@aimresearch.co
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