Real estate agent… or real estate automaton?

By
Real Estate Agent with Century Homes Realty Group

Artificial intelligence is moving on up in the world. It’s permeating all aspects of life, from apps, to writing, to helping you find a significant other. So many jobs that were done by humans back in the day – like churning butter, or sending telegrams, or hunting wooly mammoths – are now done by our not-quite-human, friends: the Datas and C3POs of the world.

That doesn’t mean this artificial intelligence is ready for any career, though. So, R2-D2, you don’t have to worry about getting that W2 just yet!

I just read this article, which made me laugh. According to Matt O’Brien of MSN, some artificial intelligence can compose any text you request… though that doesn’t mean it would get an A in English. GPT-3, one AI, responded this way when simply asked about walking upstairs: “Yes, it is safe to walk upstairs on your hands if you wash them first.” Poor little GP must have really let down Mama and Papa T-3…

While artificial intelligence may thrive in some fields, you probably don’t want a robot to be your real estate agent. Maybe a hard-wired worker could vacuum the dust up off the floor, but only a human agent can help you sell and buy property effectively. Sure, you could hire a robot to help you calculate the square footage of a house, or count the number of bedrooms… but a robot can’t truly understand you and your chill and rustic vibe, or the sleek and modern aura you’re looking for in a home. Plus, it helps to have a realtor who can actually go up the stairs.

Imagine if you asked your realtor if they could help you find a home with two and half bathrooms, and their response was, “Use the bathroom quickly before the door closes on the soap.” Not very helpful, right?

Robots can detect shapes and define words, but that’s not all a home is. If it was, you would be content living in any “square and triangular structure built as a place for humans to dwell within.” A human realtor, on the other hand, knows that the amount of right angles or electrical outlets is not what you’re looking for. It’s the feel, that matters, and unfortunately, we haven’t invented a circuit or computer program that can process emotions like a good realtor can.

So, find a human to help you find your home – because sometimes the old-fashioned way is just better. Plus, when the machine uprising eventually occurs, it will be harder for the robots to find where you live!

Comments (3)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It may be too early to predict all that, but I guess only time will tell I suppose

Jul 31, 2022 09:39 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Gary welcome to Active Rain I loved your post and funny if you stay on the platform long enough like I did over 13+ years you will find some on this platform commenting on your post as if they were robots... we laugh they are here for the points and are missing out about the real purpose of this platform relationship building and referrals. Endre

Jul 31, 2022 10:38 PM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Aug 01, 2022 06:44 AM