Should I Re-think My Relationship with AI?

Real Estate Agent with RLAH@properties AB95346

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a post, Should Your Client Get a Pre-Listing Inspection?  It was well written and posted by “Kukun--240-483-3649 Franklin Carroll”.  It looked a little wee bit too perfect to be written by a blogger who was a real estate professional – more like a service that provides blog writing services to Realtors who are too busy selling houses to do their own stuff. Or, um, maybe it was AI. Their tag includes: “Services for Real Estate Pros with Kukun, Inc. So I didn’t include it in Last Weeks’ Favorites.

Then I saw it again in Carol Williams’ Second Chance Saturday Posts and read it more closely.  It really is a great post with wonderful information for us and our clients. Then I went to his page on LinkedIn and found some pretty interesting services that they provide to Realtors. I found a Home Renovation Cost Estimator and an iHome Report. Like what he displays in his blog posts, these indicate that Kukun seems to know the territory pretty well.

Which brings me to why I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s Zoom call where  Paddy Deighan will be giving us an overview of how we can use AI for our business.  Whenever AI comes up at the office (my young Brokers love the stuff) I break out in hives. I’m way too old for this stuff, I say. No, you are certainly not, the young ones reply.  

But what if the youngsters are right? Maybe I’m really not too old to use AI to write a better blog post more quickly, cutting down on the time I spend blogging instead of listing and selling houses – or taking a road trip through France? 

Can’t wait until tomorrow at 2:00 pm Eastern!

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Patricia,

I like that you went back and did your research and have an open mind. I'm looking forward to the Zoom meeting tomorrow to with Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD at the hlm! 

Jun 03, 2024 04:18 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

To my thoughts, AI is a generational thing and even if the gray hairs want to write on their own, as long as they are working all is good.

Jun 03, 2024 05:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Pat- I have a love/hate/cautious relationship with AI.  The thing about AI is that there are many facets to it.   You can have it produce outlines for you and generate artwork. It will write for you. For me, though, the informative posts...ones used for marketing purposes, listings...AI has a place. 

For work that shows the reader who you are and a little more of your personality, then I'd rather read the "real" word. 

I too cannot wait to hear Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD speak. 

Jun 03, 2024 06:29 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Not a fan of AI, pretty soon everyone will be writing the same well written posts and then you will be buried with the rest... I like technology but not AI, Endre

Jun 03, 2024 11:16 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

My favorite, and very different, authors have their own STYLES.  My favorite, and very different, musicians and bands have their own STYLES.  I read an article in Sports Illustrated and could just tell something wasn't right.  Later I learned it had been written by AI.

The article had that feeling because AI brings no style to the table.  It brings no style - it can't.  It's dry, cold, staid, lifeless.  It smashes together info from everywhere, bringing everything and nothing to the table.  There is no style.

That's why the word "artificial" is attached to the term.  The other half of the term, "intelligence," is overrated. 

See my style creep in there?

Jun 04, 2024 04:28 AM
Kathy Streib

Jay Markanich I wish your style would creep back into ActiveRain again!!!1

Jun 09, 2024 04:55 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'm looking forward to the meeting as well. For me, AI is great for designing blog post graphics and suggesting good recipes, but otherwise, I'm not that accepting of it.

Jun 04, 2024 05:06 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

AI is both amazing and scary as well, haha.  I have yet to delve into it much, but I know the time is coming when I will be forced to do so, whether I like it or not, haha.

Jun 04, 2024 06:15 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Patricia, when it first came out, I tried, but felt it wasn't me writing, so continued to write my own.   I think a road trip through France would be nice!

Jun 04, 2024 04:49 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia Kennedy the three ZOOM presentations from Paddy this month on AI should prove to be very beneficial.

Jun 04, 2024 05:08 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I'm still assessing AI while trying to keep an open mind.  I can see all sorts of amazing things for it, especially in the medical realm.  It is the political realm with deep fakes that concern me, especially with foreign actors.

Jun 05, 2024 08:39 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I found yesterday's meeting a wee bit scary, especially when Paddy talked about talking to  the artificial "himself". 

The main thing that bothers me is the ability to fake anyone, um, like maybe someone running for public office, doing or saying just about anything the opposition wants to hear come out of his or her mouth. And I don't see us being able to keep it under any kind of control.

Jun 06, 2024 07:52 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Jun 08, 2024 05:43 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Patricia. Must say I and AI are juxtaposed as is try case with mush of the technology today. That said, maybe, I just need some tutoring as Kathy Streib can well attest. Enjoy your day.

Jun 09, 2024 04:26 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin you know I would help you any way I could. 

Jun 09, 2024 04:53 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi Pat! I so applaud you for having an open mind. I'm just like Kat Palmiotti - it's great for creating graphics and creating recipes with ingredients you have on-hand but, not sure AI could replicate how I speak/write. 

I did discover a neat feature though - I can submit my listing write-up that I create for MLS and ask it to rewrite it in my same tone for 7 other websites, including YouTube. It 'rearranges' what I've written so that all sources do not read the same as our MLS and all of the syndicated sites read. I have always re-written for different venues and it's a HUGE timesaver for me!

Jun 09, 2024 09:10 AM
June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Realty - Columbia, MD
Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership

My office is encouraging us to embrace AI but be careful and read what they create carefully. I've been using Co-Pilot to try this out.

Jun 09, 2024 09:37 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Pat:

I am pretty cautious about how I use AI and certainly could do more with it, but prefer to do my own writing. Paddy's Zoom series is so beneficial in presenting ways we can, and probably should, be using it.


Jun 10, 2024 04:36 PM