Looking Into the Crystal Ball: 22 Predictions for 2018

#18. Data will take the gossip out of the real estate industry.

"Like the technology that has revolutionized financial markets, we will see AI analyze the largest data asset class in the world, real estate. No more subjective opinions or guesswork--decisions will be based on artificial intelligence (AI) working with massive data sets for a truly competitive industry regardless of whether we are talking about a single block or an entire nation, removing the constant gossip that attempts to inform the biggest decisions consumers, investors and real estate stakeholders will make."

--Jeremy Sicklick, cofounder and CEO of HouseCanary, a real estate data analytics company

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