Revolutionizing Real Estate: How AI Enhances Sales Techniques and Marketing Strategies

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20 May 2024 • 12:36 pm
Revolutionizing Real Estate: How AI Enhances Sales Techniques and Marketing Strategies

It is not unknown that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has spread its wings as a transformative power.  Likewise, it has revolutionized many sectors and addressed innovation explorations. AI is a powerful determinant that corporations exploit to automate their functions, minimize costs, and promote efficiency in a wide range of sectors for better marketing and sales – with Real Estate being no exception.

As the real estate business continues to grow, the demand for AI also increases, enhancing marketing through virtual tours, Chatbot assistants for customer engagement, lead generation, and social media and online advertising. This shift is gradually replacing traditional methods in the real estate industry.

AI is transforming industries and driving the next wave of technological innovation with its vast variety of applications in real estate. For instance, the AI market in real estate is projected to grow from $164.96 billion in 2023 to $226.71 billion in 2024, achieving an annual growth rate (CAGR) of 37.4%. This shows how AI is revolutionizing marketing and sales in the real estate sector.

Evolution of AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) was first studied in the mid-20th century, based on the classical philosophers’ efforts to describe human thinking as a symbolic system. AI research began at a conference at Dartmouth College in 1956, where John McCarthy coined the term “Artificial intelligence.” Early AI research in the 1950s to the 1970s involved foundational work by pioneers like Alan Turing and Marvin Minsky, who investigated problem-solving methods and symbolic reasoning. The 1980s came with a fresh interest in AI due to the introduction of machine learning algorithms, which caused a revolution in the 1990s and 2000s as computational power escalated. Today, AI is used in various sectors, helping businesses in data processing, automated reasoning, and predictive analytics.

AI has become prominent in multiple sectors, including healthcare, finance, real estate, and business management, ensuring efficiency and personalized experiences. However, the rise of AI poses new challenges, including job displacement, privacy, and biases.

Role of AI in Different Businesses

AI application in business catalyzes important alterations in numerous enterprise areas, including marketing, sales, real estate, and healthcare. Using AI-driven insights, the companies have at their disposal all the information about their clients, strategically spend the resources, and come up with more revenue streams. For instance, AI-powered chatbots can give you quick support for customers, and predictive analytics can yield forecasting of demand and warehouse inventory management.

Here are some examples of how AI is being employed in different business sectors:

  1. Healthcare

AI is used in medical imaging, X-rays, medical records, chatbots, and virtual assistants to assist patients.

  1. Finance

It tackles fraud detection and personalized banking experiences and analyzes vast amounts of financial investments.

  1. Customer Service

AI chatbots and virtual assistants can tackle customer inquiries, provide support, and assist customers with order tracking.

  1. Marketing and Advertising

AI enables targeted advertising, generates personalized marketing campaigns, and follows up-to-date social media trends to helps in generating more traffic. AI also assists in business marketing tactics by using advanced algorithms for marketing strategy that marketing teams commonly use.

  1. Human Resources

AI assists in candidate screening, recruitment, and talent acquisition. It helps generate interview questions, policies, and contracts.

Role of AI in Real Estate

With the progress in AI technology, the real estate sector has experienced a major transformation. AI has revolutionized various sectors, such as marketing, sales, property transactions, virtual tours, and market analysis. Through AI, real estate professionals can provide clients with immersive virtual tours, improve the companies’ marketing campaigns, and, at the same time, increase sales profitability. This combination of AI makes business operations smooth and enhances the customer experience, bringing in new standards in property management and transactions.

Let’s have a look at how AI is reshaping real estate:

  1. Property Search

AI-driven data provides listings of vast amounts of real estate data, including property listings, historical backgrounds, financials, and market trends, to provide accurate recommendations to potential buyers.

  1. Marketing and Advertising

Real estate professionals can personalize their targeted marketing campaign, ensuring their messages target the right audience. AI helps generate the latest marketing strategy for professionals to attract more audiences.

  1. Virtual Tours

With the help of AI, agents can provide customers with virtual tours of houses, locations, and surroundings where people can explore the places remotely without physically watching each property.

  1. Market Analysis

AI algorithms analyze historical sales data, market trends, and property characteristics to estimate prices and valuations accurately.

  1. Enhanced Lead Generation

By implementing AI, real estate professionals can target specific audiences, create personalized marketing campaigns, and generate higher-quality leads, increasing the chances of successful sales.

Role of AI in Real Estate Sales and Marketing

In the rapidly evolving realm of real estate, where swiftly meeting client needs and tailoring services to their expectations are essential, artificial intelligence serves as a game-changer. The demand for AI is increasing as it enhances marketing efforts, virtual tours, Chabot assistants for customer engagement, lead generation, and social media and online advertising. Consequently, this shift is gradually eliminating traditional sales and marketing methods in the real estate industry.

  1. Enhanced Customer Insights

AI-powered analytics tools can process vast amounts of data to extract valuable insights about market trends and customer preferences. This allows real estate professionals to understand their target audience better, tailor their marketing strategies accordingly, and predict market movements more accurately.

  1. Automated Tasks

AI can handle repetitive tasks such as scheduling appointments, sending emails, generating reports, and asking for feedback. This will free the realtors to focus on building relationships and closing deals.

  1. Personalized Marketing

AI tools sift through the customer’s behavior and preferences to customize marketing messages and property recommendations. This individualized way improves customer satisfaction and boosts the chances of a sale as clients get offers close to their wishes and needs.

  1. Efficient Property Management

AI tools automate and optimize administrative tasks, including document handling, lease management, and payment processing. This automation makes the real estate professionals work lighter and lessens the human error and, thus, the firms can concentrate more on strategy and customer interaction.

Case Studies on Real Estate and AI

Case Study 1: Zillow’s AI-Powered Property Valuation

Zillow was founded in 2006, and it is located in Washington. It is a one-stop shop for real estate, connecting people with information, tools, and local experts to buy, sell, rent, and even remodel their homes.


  • Zillow struggles to deliver real-time valuations in a fast-moving market.
  • Traditional appraisals were slow and inaccurate, making it difficult for Zillow to stay competitive.


Zillow implemented an AI-powered property Zestimate for property valuation model to overcome these challenges. Zillow uses machine learning to analyze data and update valuations for faster, more accurate estimates on their platform.

Case Study 2: IBM Watson for Real Estate Investment

IBM AI system, Watson, uses natural language processing and machine learning to analyze data and offer solutions in various fields. In real estate investment, Watson helps analyze market trends and risks to guide investors toward informed decisions.


  • They found difficulty in processing vast amounts of data to derive actionable insights.
  • A data-driven approach was required to forecast market trends.


Watson utilizes data to find investment opportunities and marketing trends. Its user-friendly interfaces simply provide data analysis with a conversational approach.

The AI and real estate revolution is not far from becoming the experiment to change today’s existing industries and invent new ways of doing things. As technology progresses, AI algorithms keep growing to the point that such systems become more complex, and organizations can delve deeper into data and produce more accurate expectations.

Author Bio:

Mohamad Rabih Itani is currently Partner – Sales & Marketing Projects at Knight Frank Saudi Arabia. His diverse engagement in Saudi Arabia and various countries enabled him to gain in-depth knowledge of the local, regional, and global real-estate industry. He has successfully planned and launched master-planned communities in KSA as well and established several companies across select countries. He regularly publishes articles about the real estate industry. Mohamad has a Master’s of Global Smart City Management – University of Barcelona and a MSc. Business Management from the Lebanese American University.

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