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Rainmaker
894,690
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yeah, no. I use the self-checkout at the grocery store a lot because I like the way I bag groceries better than I like the way that the bagger bags groceries. The cost of that is that the damn machine is so freaking retarded, and when they replace the machine with a 'better machine' it's even more retarded, ultimately necessitating that human clerks come and constantly reset the computers. It's absurd. I'd like to see consumers with retarded robot agents. If they think the human ones are bad, LOL, hold my beer!

Mar 08, 2018 10:35 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,896
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

well, surgeons do robotic surgery.... but they intubate their patients.... if homeowners can be intubated, it may work well....

Mar 08, 2018 10:08 AM
Rainmaker
910,796
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I have been in this business for 20+ years. From the day I started, there were rumblings that the traditional real estate agent’s days were numbered. Time will tell. I will be retired or dead or both.

Mar 08, 2018 10:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,387,173
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Oh, what could possibly go wrong here...

Mar 08, 2018 11:52 AM
Rainer
69,594
Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

I watched a news station video on how they are using an iPad on wheels type robot.   I'll try to find the link and post it.  I had to laugh.  The agent sits in the office and follows the buyers around the home virtually.

 

Couple problems with that:

1st - Stairs - how can an agent go upstairs.  You would have to have a robot on every level.

2nd - The buyers have access to the lock box to let themselves in....WHAT!

 

I can see the conversation now, "Hi Mr. and Mrs Seller.  The last showing didn't go so well.  The buyers looking at your home last stole all your stuff."

Mar 08, 2018 10:21 AM
Ambassador
2,570,787
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    

Mar 08, 2018 10:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,921,264
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I don't think so.

Mar 09, 2018 05:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,519,141
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

A lot of things are going to be automated soon, but a human ''touch''and personal connection going to become even more valuable. 

Mar 08, 2018 11:17 PM
Ambassador
4,257,363
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

No, I don't see it happening - if I'm going to sit in an office and operate a robot, I'd rather be face-to-face with that buyer. 

Also, as a seller, I would never want strangers in my home without a licensed/bonded/insured professional. Period.

Mar 08, 2018 08:34 PM
Rainmaker
3,331,511
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

No, no and no. They love using automation to find homes to view, but nothing beat sa friendly face being there, answering questions and reacting to their emotions in order to comfort them

Mar 08, 2018 02:31 PM
Rainmaker
1,736,218
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

In answer to the question: No

Technology will advance and the role of agents will evolve but I seriously doubt agents will be replaced.  The roles will be redefined. 

Mar 08, 2018 11:52 AM
Rainmaker
684,615
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Dream on.

Mar 08, 2018 11:44 AM
Ambassador
1,821,116
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I don't know about the buyers... but can I get robotic buyers??  No emotion, just a logical decision.  That sounds like heaaaven!

Mar 08, 2018 10:32 AM
Rainmaker
888,897
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Of course not.

You will be able to get an agent much cheaper than a robot within a few years.

As far as the consumer goes, they are becoming increasing comfortable with big ticket purchases with human interaction. That equates to AVOIDING SHAME often associated with shattered expectations currently present in the real estate business today.

Mar 08, 2018 09:43 AM
Ambassador
971,771
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

No, what people want is a good service at an affordable price - - real estate is completely out of balance -- most Realtors aren't worth 3% (or 6%), so consumers want a better option.

 

The great Realtors are worth every penny and people love them, and will pay for them.

 

Think about customer service over the phone -- when you make a phone call do you cross your fingers and hope to reach an automated system?  Or a real person?  I'd gladly pay slightly more for a service where I can call and talk with real people (one of the reasons I use an expensive CRM).  

 

Most people prefer a human - but if they're paying, they want a responsive, competent human looking out for their best interests.  If the real estate (and mortgage) community would provide that, there would be no worry about robots.

Mar 08, 2018 05:13 PM
Rainmaker
611,146
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I can see the listing agent going by the wayside because the robot can place an ad and list it in several places for free.

A good buyers agent will always be needed to evaluate property, sort out the buyers best options, advise on offers and write a contract favorable to a human.

Eve

Mar 08, 2018 03:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,459,527
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

HOMEiZ.COM HOMEiZGROUP How do robots develop relationships? When robots replace agents there won't be any consumers only robots.

Mar 08, 2018 02:09 PM
Rainmaker
1,722,955
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

I don't think so. Who is going to show the house? Still so many things that AI can't do. We've got a job for at least a year lol.

Mar 08, 2018 02:02 PM
Rainmaker
196,740
Denise Copeland
Home Sales Palm Beach - Jupiter, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

Do you think that sellers would be comfortable just handing the keys to their homes to the general public for a property preview? I'm not even sure how this would work and not cause liability issues.

Mar 08, 2018 01:46 PM
Rainmaker
1,044,339
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Technology will always find ways to push forward and perhaps someday every job will be done by a computer... but most people actually still want to TALK to a person. We have had automated answering systems for years now frankly they just tick most people off.

Mar 08, 2018 01:45 PM
Rainmaker
381,412
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

Yes and no. Sometimes robots can be faster, but sometimes they misunderstand what you want. 

Mar 08, 2018 12:44 PM
Rainmaker
4,042,729
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

In the next 30 years robots will have learned all there is to know at which point they will start killing off all us humans.  Does you Alexis laugh at you now?

Mar 08, 2018 12:35 PM
Ambassador
3,055,949
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not believe so. There is nothing like the "human" touch. 

Mar 08, 2018 12:07 PM
Rainmaker
556,608
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I don't see how a robot can nurture a relationship to the point someone is ready to buy. Can a robot determine who the decision maker is? Can a robot counsel buyers when there is a situation? Can a robot keep a deal together when there are issues between the principals?  

Mar 08, 2018 11:22 AM
Rainmaker
5,586,657
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

The latest technology has robotic fashion models, why not?  Because, kindness and understanding another human has not be automated yet.  A

Mar 08, 2018 10:57 AM
Rainmaker
4,116,816
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I sincerely doubt that...

Mar 09, 2018 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
4,209,388
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Take the personal service side out and new problems arise not easily solvable. Be careful what you wish for!

Mar 09, 2018 05:10 AM
Ambassador
4,312,759
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

HOMEiZ.COM HOMEiZGROUP - this may happen - though not in near future!

Mar 08, 2018 11:22 PM
Rainer
57,022
HOMEiZ.COM Real Estate Technology
HOMEiZ.COM - Agoura Hills, CA
The Real estate social network

Candice A. Donofrio.

You are funny and I like your humor.We need people like you who make us laugh to forget this hectic life. LOL (:

Mar 08, 2018 08:57 PM
Rainmaker
514,124
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Consumers like the "idea" but when it gets real, they want someone intelligent and experienced to talk to.  We all experience technology that makes claims, then frustrated us to death because it can live up to the claims. I'm in no fear of being replaced by a machine. 

Mar 08, 2018 08:29 PM
Rainmaker
529,295
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

In answer to your complex question I would have to say the answer is:  NO ... at least not in my lifetime.

Mar 08, 2018 07:38 PM
Rainmaker
527,095
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Only robot homeowners would want a robot to be their agent.

Mar 08, 2018 07:22 PM
Ambassador
3,986,710
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

A robot would be preferable to some agents that I know. Those agents that know how to connect on a personal level with clients will always be of value.

Mar 08, 2018 06:54 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Oh dear! How often we have heard this wolf cry!

Mar 08, 2018 05:46 PM
Rainer
326,222
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I do not think it would have a 100% adoption for quite some time. On the other hand I am sure there is always someone that knows better and will take the cheaper option every time, not knowing any better.

Mar 08, 2018 03:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,305
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Some may think they do, but just wait until the unusual situation arises!

Mar 08, 2018 10:45 AM
Rainmaker
2,641,652
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes when they start doing math there is money spent to be evaluated. However when things start to not go right an agent and their pay start to make very good sense but how does that help you after the fact? Foolish to dabble in things this expensive and that cannot be a do-over plus litigation?

Mar 08, 2018 10:32 AM
Rainmaker
6,606,578
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Mar 08, 2018 10:15 AM
Rainmaker
4,938,568
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I still think real estate is a relationship business, and a robot cannot do this.

Mar 12, 2018 07:13 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,703
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Some day.

Mar 09, 2018 03:32 AM
Ambassador
5,408,079
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Some do, some dont

Mar 08, 2018 11:50 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,875
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No

Mar 08, 2018 04:58 PM
Rainmaker
887,053
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Consumers want value for their money.  If the value perception is higher for a broker/agent, then they will continue to use "people".  If the value perception is lower, then "people" will have to adjust their pricing to meet the value perception or lose the business.

Mar 08, 2018 03:54 PM
Rainmaker
1,153,675
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Robots will replace politicians..... Amzn brand vs Google using Watson to make a decision.

Mar 08, 2018 10:20 AM
Ambassador
3,755,202
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Did you think a cell phone would ever be as important as it has become???

Mar 09, 2018 09:04 PM
Rainmaker
2,023,900
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Nah

Mar 09, 2018 08:03 AM
Rainmaker
535,339
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Hopefully I will be retired by the time it happens.  Everything is possible with enough research and trial and error.  

Mar 09, 2018 07:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,501
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Some may.

Mar 09, 2018 05:50 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Some might

Mar 09, 2018 05:34 AM