MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
PRnewswire | May 04, 2023
Zillow announced today the launch of the Zillow ChatGPT plugin, which gives users a new way to discover real estate listings.
Users who enable the plugin can use conversational language to ask about specific property listings or share the types of for-sale and rental homes they are interested in, including location, price range, and bedroom and bathroom count. The Zillow plugin then retrieves relevant information from Zillow's extensive database of real estate listings.
The plugin will be accessible to a select number of ChatGPT users today, with broader access anticipated in the future.
"Generative AI is changing the way people search for information. At Zillow, we've been embracing AI and machine learning starting with the Zestimate® in 2006, and later introducing personalized recommendations and natural language search – which means we're well-equipped to help customers search and find homes in this new way," said David Beitel, chief technology officer at Zillow Group. "As the first major residential real estate marketplace to bring advanced, AI-powered search to the home-shopping experience, we understand its immense potential, and we look forward to developing more tech innovations with OpenAI technology in the future."
Zillow is building a housing super app that offers customers a seamless, connected experience across all their real estate needs: buying, selling, financing and renting. It launched natural language search queries on its apps and sites in January, and this ChatGPT plugin is the latest example of how Zillow is using technology to make it easier for customers to find and get into their next home. AI capabilities show up throughout Zillow's products and services, most recently in advancements in the neural Zestimate, computer-vision-powered rich media experiences and AI-generated immersive floor plans.
The Zillow ChatGPT plugin is currently in its alpha phase, providing an opportunity for Zillow to refine and enhance the experience based on user interactions. OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT, has implemented safeguards to minimize inaccuracies and prevent inappropriate responses, but users should keep in mind that at times the experience might not work exactly as expected.
About Zillow Group
Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z and ZG) is reimagining real estate to make home a reality for more and more people. As the most visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow and its affiliates help people find and get the home they want by connecting them with digital solutions, great partners, and easier buying, selling, financing and renting experiences.
Zillow Group's affiliates, subsidiaries and brands include Zillow®; Zillow Premier Agent®; Zillow Home Loans℠; Zillow Closing Services℠; Trulia®; Out East®; StreetEasy®; HotPads®; and ShowingTime+℠, which includes ShowingTime®, Bridge Interactive®, and dotloop®.
MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
PRnewswire | April 24, 2023
Coldwell Banker Commercial®, an Anywhere (NYSE: HOUS) brand, announces the launch of their all-new website, www.cbcworldwide.com. The new website introduces new ways for commercial real estate users and investors to search for property as well as introduces a new experience for Coldwell Banker Commercial clients and affiliated professionals as they work on transactions. The new search features and tools are housed within an easy to navigate user experience.
"The new Coldwell Banker Commercial website reflects the future of the company and completes our global rebrand," said David Marine, chief marketing officer of Coldwell Banker Commercial. "We developed this site with the goal of creating a seamless suite of tools that will connect our professionals and allow them to deliver value with just a few clicks. Since our founding in 1906, we have been at the forefront of the commercial real estate industry and with the launch of this new website, we will reaffirm our leadership position."
The new site aims to educate and reinforce the differentiating qualities of the Coldwell Banker Commercial brand. Exclusive to the Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliated brokers and professionals, the new site will offer seamless accessibility and customization, allowing these individuals to provide the best possible service to their clients. Highlights include a personalized dashboard that will allow for lead capture and direct communication in a private deal room, analytics on one's individual listing(s) as well as the ability to edit listings directly on the website.
Clients and individuals will also have an enhanced visitor experience. They will be able to create their own accounts on the website and setup specific search alerts and notifications based on property type, geographic area and/or industry and interact directly through the website with the Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliated professionals.
"The Coldwell Banker Commercial brand has always been a leader in real estate, we have been pathfinders since 1906," said Dan Spiegel, SIOR, senior vice president and managing director, Coldwell Banker Commercial. "We will do whatever it takes to ensure that Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliated professionals have access to innovative tools and technology to create exceptional experiences for their clients. Our new website enables our highly collaborative community of professionals to work together with each other and their clients, because when we work together, we win together."
In addition, the site will feature an updated news section called Viewpoints, where the brand publishes market outlook reports and articles about trending CRE topics, as well as host the brand's popular podcast – CRE with CBC Worldwide, the Coldwell Banker Commercial Podcast.
About Coldwell Banker Commercial
The Coldwell Banker Commercial® brand provides commercial real estate solutions serving the needs of owners and occupiers in the leasing, acquisition and disposition of all property types. With a collaborative network of independently owned and operated affiliates, the Coldwell Banker Commercial system comprises almost 200 offices and more than 3,000 affiliated professionals throughout the U.S. and internationally. For additional information, visit www.cbcworldwide.com.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Globenewswire | April 13, 2023
Inhabit has launched ResidentIQ a first of its kind ecosystem for residential property managers. This new solution provides technological innovation and best-in-class solutions while maintaining the efficiency of their existing core property management system (PMS). ResidentIQ by Inhabit brings comprehensive offerings in the operations, resident engagement, insurance, payment, and screening solutions within one simple relationship designed to pair with your existing PMS.
Gustavo Sapiurka, EVP & Managing Director of ResidentIQ, said “Property managers love the idea of a single invoice, contract, and point of contact. ResidentIQ provides all of that, plus a host of product experts under one umbrella in a completely flexible and customizable ecosystem.”
With a custom-tailored solution, ResidentIQ increases choice while reducing administrative friction caused by layers of interconnected vendors. By packaging industry leading solutions within one proven partner, ResidentIQ allows for easy scalability and seamless support by creating a powerful combination of connected PropTech.
“We’re proud of this unique collection of best-in-class, stackable solutions that give property management companies a real edge in business without having to change their core software system,” said Lisa Stinnett, CEO of Inhabit. “ResidentIQ gives owners and managers the power and flexibility of choice and the ability to close crucial gaps in their tech stack.”
By further revolutionizing the PropTech buying experience, ResidentIQ simplifies the technology stack with a “build your own solution” as needed based on portfolio or asset type. Instead of multiple vendors serving small niche needs, ResidentIQ provides one contract, one bill and one customer service point of contact beyond the core PMS relationship. This provides accountability, strong integrations, and ease of use for today’s busy PMC leaders.
ResidentIQ offers tech solutions covering all the essential areas of property management including payments, inspections and facilities, utility billing, lease compliance and audit, insurance, document management, marketing, online leasing, and employment and resident screening. The suite also has resources for learning management, a contact center, and a CRM for prospect and resident engagement. Each PMC has the flexibility to choose one, or all services to work seamlessly with their current management objectives and goals with adding new solutions as easy as completing a work order.
ResidentIQ’s network of solutions cater to all residential sectors, including multifamily, single-family, affordable housing, student housing, HOA communities, and mixed-use properties.
ResidentIQ by Inhabit is the easiest way to bring industry-leading tech solutions to any property management system. With a compelling collection of tools, ResidentIQ empowers property owners and managers to make better leasing decisions and run their business more efficiently. Simple and seamless workflows create an exceptional user experience for both renters and leasing teams. ResidentIQ was specifically designed to improve top-line performance with a proven fast path to revenue on the front end while lowering debt on the back end by reducing fraud, evictions, and skips. For more information, visit ResidentIQ.com.
Inhabit is a software company serving the residential and vacation property management industries. It delivers best-in-class software solutions while fostering industry-leading innovation and collaboration. Powered by its diverse team of business leaders and industry experts, the company focuses on providing property management professionals more choice through its software ecosystems. Inhabit believes that property managers are central to the success of the residential and vacation housing markets and delivers products built to empower them, their investors, and communities. Inhabit’s private equity partners include Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Insight Partners, Greater Sum Ventures and PSG, which support the company’s commitment to property management software solutions. To learn more, visit Inhabit.com.