Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty and Management)

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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Are they licensed??!! 

Jan 08, 2018 05:58 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

I prefer the robots at the Bionic Bar on many cruise ships. 

Wine 

Jan 08, 2018 06:30 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Okay. Strangers enter a home without an accountable human. A hunk of cool technology that could conceivably be hacked, vandalized, destroyed, the only thing standing between these strangers and a valuable asset. What could go wrong here?

Jan 08, 2018 05:57 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

in order to show property, you have to be a licensed real estate agent/broker in your state. 

Jan 08, 2018 08:19 AM
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Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

I just posted on this topic as well. I beleive it devalues the profession a bit and certainly takes the personal touch out of the equation. That being said, there are some people who would prefer to not have personal interactions... until there is a problem and need someone to rant to :-)

http://activerain.com/blogsview/5155698/could-real-estate-agents-be-replaced-by-robots-

Jan 08, 2018 07:18 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nathan Gesner How does this robot get up to the second floor and keep the honest people more honest? Think of the huge liability.

Jan 08, 2018 06:57 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Bad idea. 

Jan 08, 2018 06:54 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

You're going to have to take the time to program one, get it licensed so that it can also hold a Supra key (being licensed & bonded) AND provide it with every little detail about construction, the neighborhood, the schools, that particular home, etc...

They are not saving time, they're wasting time in MHO!

Jan 08, 2018 12:13 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I wonder if they can pass the licensing exam.

Jan 08, 2018 08:12 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

A few agents I have encountered have robot personalities, so I'm not sure it's much of a stretch.

Jan 08, 2018 07:33 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Good Lord, no!

Jan 08, 2018 07:20 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Hey Nathan... I read a similar or same article last week. That's pretty interesting. We'll see.

Isn't that what Opendoor is already doing in some form?

I always remember when long ago my brother was attending engineering school.. he had a slide rule (know what that is?) before the e-calculator days. He had a sticker on it and it read: "Look alive or you'll be replaced by a button".

 

Jan 08, 2018 07:05 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Not sure our state real estate commission would approve this any time soon.

Jan 08, 2018 05:55 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I feel that this is yet another example of taking technology too far. 

Jan 08, 2018 09:28 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we have some of those is our area acting just like that... I don't like the idea, but who would have thought robotic surgery would exist!!!!  

Jan 08, 2018 07:41 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is the future.

Jan 09, 2018 01:15 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Whose got a robot? LOL - Oh it's California - figures LOL

Jan 08, 2018 12:28 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Some agents are robotic making the idea to use real robots attractive. Still, for the savvy agent robots continue to eat their dust

Jan 08, 2018 11:17 AM
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John Shackles
Home Team of America - Austin, TX
Real Estate agent serving Central Texas

I believe that the home showing process in Real Estate is one of the most important steps in building a relationship with your client. This should be just as personalized as the home you're hoping to buy!

Jan 08, 2018 10:32 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

This has been prophesised since the 90s.  See Murphy's reaction here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuV4rzRJyCo

 

I'm with Murphy on this!

Jan 08, 2018 08:45 AM
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Steve Penner
Royal LePage / Pro Ledger Online Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR / Pro Ledger Online (owner)

wow... very interesting. On one hand I think.. .wait... what about the human element? ... on the other hand I think.. when is the last time I used a bank teller versus an ATM?... times are changing... will have to learn to bend or be broken.

Jan 08, 2018 08:00 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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So the CEO wants to make buying or renting as home as easy as hiring an Uber, he says. I don’t think so. The two aren’t even remotely similar

Jan 08, 2018 07:31 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Seriously? I want to go into homes with my clients to read their body language, answer questions, have discussions about pros and cons. Can the robot do this?

Jan 08, 2018 07:23 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Robot: You mean like agents that know nothing?

Eve

Jan 08, 2018 07:12 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

The Jetsons

Jan 08, 2018 06:30 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Nathan Gesner ... Auto scan check outs at Wally World, kioski screens to tap tap for your happy meal at Mickey D's. Heck we'll help fly the plane and clean the rest rooms to get a better deal in the silver bird. I think of videos as automated open houses on demand showings that "clone" you the agent or real estate broker. Using automation to streamline the delivery of local area and property listing information for round the clock just makes sense for busy buyers, sellers. Does that compute Will Robinson? Glad I don't have a HAL 9000 on order from Amazon to help me peddle properties though. He can read lips in private conversations and does not miss a trick.

Jan 08, 2018 06:11 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Some agents act that way already and are soon out of the business. So, in reality, not much!

Jan 08, 2018 06:03 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It is a part of our future starting now.

Jan 08, 2018 05:49 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I can only see this for vacant/unfurnished homes with installed security cameras and only to buyers/tenants who have been vetted. 

Jan 08, 2018 05:48 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I hope the property with "robot" is vacant. :)

Dec 19, 2018 07:15 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Wow, what the intersting subject. 

I'd say it would work if the buyers will be with their agent. 

Dec 19, 2018 05:55 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

That is interesting, and have not heard this will be or has happened in Denver yet.

Jan 10, 2018 03:12 PM
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Kristina Brinkmeier
Elite by the Beach - Foley, AL
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It is definitely a very forward thinking concept, but like this and all other technology, there is bound to be technical flaws and issues.  Also, there would be no personal interaction, not to mention puting realtors out of work.

Jan 09, 2018 03:29 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Nathan Gesner - I am sure you have seen the clips of first female robot citizen of Saudi Arabia.

Jan 08, 2018 09:08 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Stupid.

Jan 08, 2018 08:34 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I have met many an agent that was robotic. It is not a new concept.

Jan 08, 2018 06:11 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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I am sure that it is in Z's future plans.

Jan 08, 2018 04:25 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

If they are not licensed I do not believe they can show in Georgia. LOL

Jan 08, 2018 01:08 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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That is what some home buyers think of the realtor profession.  I need a Supra door opener. Will research myself looking for a person to fill in blanks. If Redfin gives 1/3rd back can you accept $2500 commission for a $1.5M home purchase?  

Jan 08, 2018 11:15 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nathan,

Personally, we maintain that real estate is a people business, and having shown many properties in our lives, I can't imagine a robot being programmed to answer all question that arise.  I think this company is positioning itself to be bought and is feeding the PR machine.  A

 

Jan 08, 2018 07:58 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Welcome to the 21st century!

Just think we went from cards to books and now the internet; who would have ever thought it would happen back then!

Jan 08, 2018 07:38 AM