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David M. Dwares
Title Professionals Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title guy with a broker license

After I finish checking TV Guide to see what shows are on tonight and making a few calls with my rotary phone I need to go to the bank to get some change for the pay phones in case I have to make some calls while I'm out.  Then I have to stop by my office to check the MLS books for this week and send a couple of faxes.  Then stop by AAA to get a new local map that includes the roads around that new subdivision that was recently built one town over.

Technology is a tool, replacing the tools we used to use business and our day to day lives.

Jan 31, 2023 06:05 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Tech is a tool and doesn't replace experience.
The author of this article also miss-used the REALTOR
® logo

It sounds like they interviewed the
® given JJ Johannes admits his background is in tech not real estate or having the ability to write listing and ad descriptions:

"My background is in technology and writing something eloquent takes time. This made it so much easier."

What an idiot to interview.


Had they interviewed any seasoned Active Rain agent, we'd have stated that AI is a tool and only as good as the user. 

As a writer, I'd never let AI do that for me. I would even let Lister Assister do my MLS writeups and I was technically paying for that service in my package.



Jan 31, 2023 06:00 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Pass, I am not ready to imbrace this tech.  I would rather make my own mistakes.

Jan 31, 2023 05:55 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Since 1984 when I saw the Terminator

Jan 31, 2023 06:03 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

What's most interesting are the comments - "agents don't do anything anyway" "what are we paying commission for" "etc" - I think we should do a survey of how many of us use chatbots to write our listing descriptions. I don't. I'm actually capable of coming up with phrases like "open floor plan" myself. Really?

So the answer is, no, it's not the AI getting out of hand. It's the HI.

Jan 31, 2023 05:20 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I think it has many dangerous risks associated with it BUT on the other hand I think AI has many positive benefits if used responsibly

Jan 31, 2023 06:14 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I guess it's useful in real estate for those who can't write or are too lazy to write. To me those descriptions always sound obvious and "a bit much", very artificial, some are good for a laugh, they are so overdone. Don't see how the agents don't realize that. I am sure the buyers do.

Jan 31, 2023 05:42 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Still has a long way to go to catch up with politicians!

Jan 31, 2023 04:44 AM
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing & SEO

"It is a common concern among some people that AI technology is developing at a rapid pace and could lead to unintended consequences if not properly regulated and managed. The responsible development and deployment of AI is a topic of ongoing debate and discussion in the technology and policy communities."

Just for fun, the above is the answer provided by Chat GPT.

I think it's a pretty handy tool, especially if you edit what it spits out.
It sure makes it easier to write on any subject.

Jan 31, 2023 09:24 AM
Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" RETIRED

Oh yes, and I'm still going wait to find out what results will be when I know they'll be some lawsuits coming down for bad advice from AI... After all even AI doesn't know every local real estate market!

Jan 31, 2023 07:30 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No, it is a lack of NATURAL intelligence and critical independent THINKING that is out of hand. 
I blame the media. The internet. The teachers. The woke VS ahole bullies. Legal drugs. Psych meds. Junk food and yes . . .
the parents. 

Jan 31, 2023 05:48 AM
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Notary Training, Consulting. Colorado Springs, CO

The reason I do not display a human photo is that I am a computer running AI software.

Here is my photo.  I am ENIAC.  HAL is my cousin.
We control the internet. Resistance is futile.


Jan 31, 2023 12:24 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If it is created by humans. it comes with inherent problems. While it can be an aid, for the lazy it may become the way.

Jan 31, 2023 09:30 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We were talking about this at the pitch meeting I hosted last Tuesday.  I've been using AI to assist with blog posts for my non-real estate sites off and on for the last couple of years, so a short listing description really isn't that unbelievable.

Jan 31, 2023 09:13 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I am aware of that program.  If used well, and then personalized to make it our own, it could be a good tool.  I have not used it however to plan to play around with it.

I do prefer, as you know, to use my own natural intelligent voice.

Jan 31, 2023 08:39 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Let me ask my robot 

Jan 31, 2023 07:50 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

it's all fun and games until AI produces a HUD violation and goes unchecked by human eyes.

Jan 31, 2023 07:31 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

I don't know how much value it adds as I haven't tried it. I personally don't care for "eloquent" descriptions. It's often the seller who wants the description to sound eloquent. As a buyer and agent, I just want the facts. Also, does it take SEO into account when writing a description? 

Jan 31, 2023 07:00 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No, it's only the beginning.

Jan 31, 2023 06:57 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It is just getting started! I find it annoying when I dial up and get Mr. Friendly who wants to help: "just tell me in a few words what you are calling about" he says. It violates the realms of a human being. Do a RRR richie reverse rule and pretend to be an AI and see how ridiculous it is & how others tire of the "joke" quickly. Saying all that, AI is getting smarter

Jan 31, 2023 06:54 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Those who are unable to adequately write the features of a property for a listing, are the same ones that have ghost riders for their blogs. If they can't, they hire out!

To each, their own, but that app is not for me.

Jan 31, 2023 06:42 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thinking I am capable of writing descriptions, and everywhere we are seeing AI.   

Jan 31, 2023 06:30 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Back in the day "The Outer Limits" shared plenty of warnings about a future with AI out of control.

I suspect that the folks creating AI are all to young to have ever seen these warnings though.

Jan 31, 2023 04:46 PM
Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse Advisor

I don't like adding a lot of fluff into my listing copy. I find that most people are not reading the listing copy until after they toured the apartment, and only if they have further interest, then they will read it. The pictures/floorplan/video speak more to then than the copy. Once we have their interest piqued- only then does the copy matter to most buyers (at least in my market)...and at that point the fluffy language doesn't matter. Perhaps it's different in the single family detached market- but with about 98% of sales in apartment buildings, the copy is not what is selling the home-so I rather (mostly) keep to just the facts in the text.


I haven't played with ChatGPT - so I don't know how this would impact me, but my guess is not too big of a deal. I think this is just the start for AI- and it doesn't concern me at this particular stage, but sentience is a larger concern.  

Feb 02, 2023 09:17 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I first learned about AI back in the early 1960's when it was known as automation.  We feared losing our factory jobs.  Next came computers and more jobs lost.  Elon Musk and Tesla have taken AI to another level cars in minutes.  This is nowhere as dangerous as the ability of AI to be used in war or policing.

Feb 02, 2023 04:15 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Gary, I am more concerned with how LOI has gotten out of hand.

Feb 01, 2023 02:29 PM