Real estate agents and the cookies they often offer are getting whacked by AI, or, if you will, computer home shopping, according to this opinion piece from The Washington Times:
Title this, Real Estate Agent: What Job Not to Seek as a Career. That’s because artificial intelligence is steadily creeping into the sector, replacing humans with machines that allow buyers a faster, cheaper and — some would argue — stress-free way of finding that perfect home.
Goodbye human touch? Could be.
Look at this excerpt from a story on AI and the real estate sector, from CNBC: “Instead of hiring a real estate agent, Ron and Marilyn Hougardy essentially recruited a computer to sell their four-bedroom home in Thousand Oaks, California.”
In so doing, they saved about 4 percent in commission payments.
That’s a good chunk of money.
Now, anyone entering the market can do the same. And we have artificial intelligence to thank for that.