The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Land and Commercial Real Estate

March 30, 2023   |   Brokerage

Understanding the implications of AI in real estate can help clients make more informed decisions, increase efficiency and accuracy, reduce costs, and gain valuable market insights.

Artificial intelligence (AI) has revolutionized many industries, and the real estate market is no exception. Real estate professionals can now leverage AI to provide better services to their clients and make more informed decisions about buying, selling, and investing in properties.


One of the primary benefits of AI in real estate is its ability to provide clients and agents with access to vast amounts of data about properties. The potential of AI-powered tools can enable real estate agents to more effectively match buyers with properties that meet their specific needs and preferences, such as location, type of environment (urban or rural), proximity to amenities, and much more. This data-driven approach enables agents to provide more personalized service and helps buyers locate investment properties more quickly.


Artificial Intelligence can also help sellers price their properties more accurately. By analyzing data such as location, size, features, and current market conditions, AI-powered tools can give sellers more precise estimates of their current property value. This information is critical for finding the right buyer and selling the property at the highest possible price.

Businesses & Investors

Real estate associates and other business leaders can leverage AI to improve their client services and enhance their marketing strategies. With AI's ability to analyze consumer behavior data, agents can more cost-effectively develop targeted marketing campaigns that appeal to their desired audience.

Through analyzing big data, investors, lenders, and developers can gain insights into how people make decisions and interact with their environment. This knowledge can help them design more efficient and consumer-oriented real estate projects.

Land Management

With AI, agents are able to scan fields and decipher important characteristics of the land. “You're gonna see that over the next five years come into agriculture in a big way” said Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Wilton Simpson, at SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler’s 2023 Lay of the Land Conference. “It is going to make us more efficient with less nutrient loads, less fertilizer, less water.”

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What are the concerns with AI?

One argument against using AI in real estate is that it may lead to a decrease in the personal touch of the industry. While AI can provide valuable data insights, some may argue that it cannot replace the expertise and experience of a human real estate professional. The personalized approach of a human agent can provide a better understanding of a customer's specific needs and preferences, which AI algorithms may not capture.

Play Smart

The common misconception that the use of AI in the real estate industry will replace the need for human expertise is flawed for several reasons.

  • AI is not designed to replace human real estate agents. It is designed to assist them in their work. By using AI to gather and analyze data, agents can make more informed decisions and provide better recommendations to their clients.
  • AI is not meant to be consistently relied upon. The real estate industry is highly competitive, and agents who rely solely on AI will likely be outcompeted by those who use AI more articulately. AI can provide valuable insights and data, but it cannot replace the knowledge and experience of a seasoned real estate professional.
  • AI is designed as a tool. AI can make real estate agents more efficient and effective in their work. With AI doing much of the data gathering and analysis, agents can focus more on building client relationships and providing personalized service. It is simply replacing the screwdriver with a drill.

The idea that AI will replace real estate agents is unfounded. While AI can provide valuable data insights and assistance, it cannot replace the knowledge and experience of a human real estate professional. Agents who use AI to supplement their expertise will have a competitive advantage over those who rely solely on AI.

When navigating this emerging technology, staying educated on its implications is essential. It is crucial to keep up with these trends and be decisive in where you invest your time and money. If you are interested in joining SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler's efforts in technological advancement, consider joining our team today!

David Hungerford
David aims to provide dynamic analysis strategies to locate the most efficient sites for each client. He is the mapping specialist within the firm which gives him an insider look on site selection and site-in-search analysis. David values each client as if they were his own family. His previo...