By now, you probably heard a lot about ChatGPT, OpenAI’s artificial intelligent language model tool. Its capabilities are so vast, that many industries will be affected one way or another. We are starting a series covering ChatGPT for real estate and we’ll be launching tools that help you utilize this stunningly powerful AI software for your real estate business.
Since we focus mainly on real estate marketing, these articles will focus first on improving your marketing and listing content, your ad headlines, your call for actions, with the goal of improving your lead funnel. We want to keep it simple as we explore this brand new landscape together.
Here is an important note first: you have to make sure before using any of these ChatGPT generated content for your listings that they comply with all laws, regulations and local association rules, just as if you wrote these on your own. It is your responsibility as a licensed real estate professional to comply with the law, no matter what the source of content that you publish is.
How to sign up to ChatGPT
- Go to the OpenAI’s website at https://openai.com
- Select the “Sign Up” option at the top right corner of the page
- Enter your personal information, such as name, email, and password
- Confirm your email address using the verification link emailed to you
- Log in to your OpenAI account
- Visit https://chat.openai.com/ – Don’t forget to bookmark this page for easy access
How to generate amazing neighborhood descriptions to enhance your real estate listing
Here comes the fun part. ChatGPT can be prompted to generate content for you. It can interact in a conversational way and can remember the context of the conversation. For example you will not have to repeat the property address with every prompt when requesting different information and giving new instructions. It can also remember errors in its reply that you point out. Try to interact as freely and conversationally as possible, while focusing on the task that you want ChatGPT to help you accomplish.
Here is an easy way to generate neighborhood description for your property. The screenshot above partially shows the conversation with ChatGPT. I’ll describe it step by step below. But of course, you can and most likely will have a different conversation and refinement process based on your actual listing and your own needs and intuitions. For this example, we randomly picked a listing on Zillow with the address of 56 Walden, Irvine, CA 92620, currently for sale by Preeti Bhathal DRE #01813716
The “Prompt” is the little textbox at the bottom of ChatGPT’s UI. What comes after the “Prompt” in the example below is what we exactly typed in as instructions for ChatGPT. You can try the same instructions with your own property address, and then feel free to play with the context and ask for revisions. For example if the response is too city-centric and the bot was not picking up the actual neighborhood context. See some refinements below as well.
Write a neighborhood description for 56 Walden, Irvine, CA 92620 for a real estate listing
We received the following response:
56 Walden is located in the desirable neighborhood of Irvine, CA. The community is known for its tree-lined streets, spacious parks, and recreational areas, offering residents a peaceful and safe environment to call home. The area is conveniently located near shopping, dining, and entertainment options, including the Irvine Spectrum Center and the Tustin Marketplace. With easy access to major roads such as the 405 and 5 freeways, commuting to work or exploring the city is a breeze. Residents of 56 Walden can enjoy the best of both worlds, with a tranquil and serene neighborhood atmosphere and all the amenities of a bustling city just a short drive away.
Then we asked for a refinement because the neighborhood description was more about the city town than the actual neighborhood called Woodbridge.
Please be more specific about the neighborhood, not just the city. Can you describe the actual neighborhood of where this address is located within the City of Irvine
56 Walden is located in the Woodbridge community of Irvine, CA. This highly sought-after neighborhood is known for its spacious homes, lush greenbelts, and tranquil lakes. The Woodbridge community features two large lakes, offering recreational activities such as boating, fishing, and picnicking. Residents also have access to numerous parks, playgrounds, and multiple swimming pools. The Woodbridge Village shopping center is conveniently located within the community, providing residents with an array of shopping and dining options. With its desirable location, top-rated schools, and family-friendly atmosphere, the Woodbridge community is an ideal place for families and individuals seeking a peaceful and enjoyable living experience.
It’s getting better! We now asked for POIs, restaurants etc.
Write another paragraph describing point-of-interests near this address, like restaurants, cafes, museum, parks, shopping etc.
56 Walden is surrounded by an abundance of amenities and attractions that cater to a variety of interests. For food lovers, there are numerous restaurants and cafes to choose from, including the popular R-Gang Eatery, Big Fish Little Fish, and Kura Revolving Sushi Bar. For outdoor enthusiasts, the community is close to several parks, including the Jeffrey Open Space Trail and the William R. Mason Regional Park, offering opportunities for hiking, picnicking, and wildlife watching. Shoppers will enjoy the nearby Tustin Market Place and the Irvine Spectrum Center, both offering a wide range of retail and dining options. Additionally, cultural attractions such as the Irvine Museum and the Orange County Great Park are just a short drive away, offering opportunities to learn and explore. With so much to see and do in the area, residents of 56 Walden will never run out of new things to discover.
So many details! Now let’s generate some more content about the school district.
Could you combine the two recent paragraphs and add another one describing the school district?
56 Walden is located in the desirable Woodbridge community of Irvine, CA, known for its spacious homes, lush greenbelts, and tranquil lakes. The neighborhood features two large lakes offering recreational activities, parks, playgrounds, and multiple swimming pools. Surrounded by an abundance of amenities, residents will have access to a variety of restaurants and cafes, including the popular R-Gang Eatery, Big Fish Little Fish, and Kura Revolving Sushi Bar. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy nearby parks such as the Jeffrey Open Space Trail and the William R. Mason Regional Park, while shoppers will appreciate the convenience of the Tustin Market Place and the Irvine Spectrum Center. Cultural attractions like the Irvine Museum and the Orange County Great Park are just a short drive away, offering opportunities to learn and explore.
In terms of education, the Woodbridge community is served by the highly regarded Irvine Unified School District, consistently ranked among the best in California. With a commitment to providing students with a well-rounded education, the district offers a wide range of programs and resources, including advanced placement courses, technology-enhanced classrooms, and a strong emphasis on the arts. Residents of 56 Walden can be confident in the quality of education their children will receive in the Irvine Unified School District.
This is what we ended up with for this example. This took less then 2 minutes to accomplish. You could, of course, get more information included for your own listings, based on your local knowledge of the area.
Once you get used to the power of free flow conversation with ChatGPT, you can start to refine your prompts to get to the desired result faster. One of the amazing capability of ChatGPT is the extraordinary ability of refinement, so go ahead, if you don’t like the result, ask the bot to improve it, make it funnier, or sound more sophisticated, add more school information, exclude dining options and focus on outdoor activity options instead, you name it. This tool is very powerful and it is getting better as we speak. We can’t wait to see how you will end up using it.
You can join us in our new private Facebook Group called “ChatGPT for Real Estate” for Q&As and sharing your experience with AI
It’s important to note it once again: you have to make sure before using any of these ChatGPT generated content for your listings that they comply with all laws, regulations and local association rules, just as if you wrote these on your own. It is your responsibility as a licensed real estate professional to comply with the law, no matter what the source of content that you publish is.