Google Backs New AI-Powered Property Portal

Ex-Deliveroo Execs Secure $2M funding for UK property search venture 💵

A trio of former Deliveroo executives have secured investment for a new property search engine start-up backed by a Google artificial intelligence fund.

Sky News announced that Jitty has raised $2m from investors led by Gradient Ventures, an AI fund established by the global technology behemoth.

Jitty, which will target homebuyers, uses so-called large-language model (LLM) technologies, as well as computer-vision, to read property floor plans and understand photographs and descriptions of homes.

AI-infused Jitty is equipped with tools for users to create shortlists and share information on each property. 

It also has the capability to read floor plans and understand photos and descriptions of homes, as well as cross-reference details on public housing databases.

The company raised $2m (£1.6m) in pre-seed funding from Google’s Gradient Ventures to develop its technology, and the firm is looking to index the whole property UK market.

Among the angel investors to back Jitty is Doug Monro, former chief operating officer for property website Zoopla.

New AI-powered portal, Jitty, received investment
from Ex Zoopla Exec

“Jitty has huge appeal – it’s a mature market but there’s still room for much better tools with a focus on the buyer. I’ve spent my career building some of the biggest consumer marketplaces like Adzuna, Zoopla, and Gumtree, and Jitty has the opportunity to have a similar major impact.” Monro said.

While other apps like Zoopla in the UK, and Redfin or Zillow in the US, make it easy to search homes by location and further filter homes, Jitty has built natural search capabilities for searching homes.

Additionally, users can easily share the homes they like on Jitty with others, organise their favorite homes in lists, and track the status of each home thus avoiding endless back and forth via email or messaging apps.


This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of overwrite.ai and its owners.

Mark Kleinman writes for Sky News.

This story has been published from an article published on Sky News in August 2023.


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Revealed: The Lies That Agents Tell

Real Estate agents are notoriously creative with their facts. It’s part and parcel of the job.

But sadly, there are those who’ll go further. Bending the truth to breaking point. 

Lying through their teeth to close a deal.

Some properties are so hot, they barely touch the market before they’re snapped up. But it might be wise to steer clear of agents that pretend that demand outstrips supply, on every property they represent.

THE HIT LIST

Here, we reveal some of the bare-faced lies that wicked estate agents are prepared to tell.

Bending the truth or lying through their teeth…

We’ve picked out some classic fat ones.

The price is non-negotiable.

Everything has a price. It’s all a matter of time, and circumstance. A seller that rejected an offer last month, might today accept a lower offer. Never hurts to try.


We’ll have it professionally cleaned and ready for you to move in.”

Be specific. Ask the agent to show you user reviews of the cleaning company they’ll be using.


You won’t hear a peep out of the neighbours. And they’re so friendly.

This one’s tricky. Nobody really knows what neighbours can be like until they live next to them.


It comes with street parking, but there’s never a problem.

Can the agent really back this up? Have they tried to find a spot when everyone’s home from work?


Everything works fine. If you notice anything, just give us a call and we’ll get right out to fix it.

Let’s hope this doesn’t have to be put to the test at 2am when a water boiler bursts.

The Perfect Property?

There’s nothing more satisfying for an agent, than finding that “perfect property” which ticks all their client’s boxes. 

That’s because it’s such a rare thing to accomplish. Most of the time, a property will miss the mark in some way.  

Ethical Agents will come clean. Won’t claim that it’s a perfect match, if it isn’t. Sticking to the truth, no matter how ugly it is. Wicked Agents will try to convince their prospect, that mutton is in fact lamb.

All Comes Out in the Wash

Agents that spin a yarn might get that signature on the dotted line faster. 

But the truth ultimately comes out and their reputation will carry the legacy of any shenanigans.

Remember, reputation is everything. Do your homework. Ask about the agent and agency that you’re thinking of appointing, to avoid any nasty surprises.


overwrite.ai is a pioneering Themed Generative AI, creating engagement-oriented content for the real estate industry. 

We create the marketing content that powers the real estate industries of the UAE, KSA, Egypt and Lebanon.


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How to survive summer in Dubai Real Estate

The summer real estate market. Long. Quiet. Boring. Often bearing little or no fruit, by way of sales.

For many real estate agents, it can be a hard slog.

And with many residents overseas for annual vacations, brokers could be forgiven for expecting another slow burn this summer.

But as we head further towards the end of the hottest season of 2023, things aren’t cooling down. 

On the contrary. There’s been an influx of buyers and sellers across many real estate markets worldwide.

So how can agents remain as competitive as possible, and stay busy, whilst the heat rises?

This week we present four tips to take advantage of during the summer, and prepare you for the win:

1. Old is Gold

Never neglect old clients.

Agents shouldn’t let any influx of new prospects distract them from tending to old clients. It’s always important to contact them. Share valuable information. Remind them why they loved working with you in the first place.

Treating these past clients right is the key to drawing new business. Referrals and word-of-mouth are the secret to success for many top agents. Pick up the phone to previous clients and say hello. If they’re taking some summer down-time, they might be in just the right mood for a chat.

2. Become Early Adopters

Technology can truly help set you apart. And give you a massive competitive advantage over the “slower learners”.

Using overwrite.ai’s generative AI can instantly create your property descriptions. Or adding a 3D home tour can level up the online viewing experience. And for rapid, secure legal transactions, digital e-signing services are the perfect time saver. All examples of efficiency-driven technology that significantly increases the efficiency of your business.

So when it’s quiet in the office, trial some new platforms. Test out a new efficiency tool. Look at ways to save time by using intuitive and user-friendly tech. You’ll soon find that adopting an open mind will only help your business evolve.

3. Buddy-up With a Builder

Home renovations have soared since covid. The building trade boomed as people started to prioritise time spent at home. Added to this, a shift towards remote working meant extra space was needed to accommodate the “home office”. And summer is often when a lot of home refurbs take place.

Having a close connection to a contractor will therefore keep an agent up to date with new inventory. And in case of stock drying up, having an inside guy can get you an intro before anything comes to market. Use this time to make contacts while renovation work is underway.

4. Know Your Worth

While many clients are taking the reins early on, agents still play an essential role. Buying a home is a huge financial undertaking that still unnerves many. Plus, it’s impossible to think that technology can ever replace a genuine, invested, human agent.

A simple phone call. An open house. A calling card. All work wonders when delivered in the right way, at the right time. And the summer months allow you to plan all this – to perfection.

Prepare for All Weather

So as the summer season gets into full swing, let these words of wisdom stick with you:

In real estate, you don’t have to build it for them to come — you just have to make it happen for those that do. And there will always be those that do. Whatever the weather.


overwrite.ai is a pioneering Themed Generative AI, creating engagement-oriented content for the real estate industry. 

We create the marketing content that powers the real estate industries of the UAE, KSA, Egypt and Lebanon.


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Navigating the AI Landscape

As the digital landscape continues to evolve, AI-powered large language models (LLMs) are becoming increasingly sophisticated and versatile.

So, what are LLMs and what can they do?

Large language models (LLMs) are a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that are trained on massive datasets of text and code.

LLMs can be used to perform a wide range of tasks.

These include:

• Generating text: LLMs can generate text in a variety of formats, including poems, code, scripts, musical pieces, email, letters, etc.

• Translating languages: LLMs can translate between languages with high accuracy.

• Answering questions: LLMs can answer questions in a comprehensive and informative way, even if they are open-ended, challenging, or strange.

• Summarizing text: LLMs can summarize text into a concise and informative format.

• Writing different kinds of creative content: LLMs can write different kinds of creative content, like poems, stories, and scripts.

Generative AI Use Cases (Image credit: Amazon Bedrock)

The AI Titans

Click here to access the full article – and a “Comparative Look at Meta’s LLaMa 2, OpenAI’s GPT-4, Google Bard AI, Amazon and AWS, Amazon Bedrock, and Amazon’s CodeWhisperer.”


This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of overwrite.ai and its owners.

This story has been published from an article in AI & ChatGPT Use Cases by Austin Wright published on July, 2023.


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overwrite.ai is a pioneering Generative AI, creating engagement-oriented content for the real estate industry.  We create the marketing content that powers the real estate industries of the UAE, KSA, Egypt and Lebanon.