Meetup at Digitalna Inicijativa Srbije

Meetup at Digitalna Inicijativa Srbije

In a recent enlightening talk, we explored the exciting realm of automated price prediction for the real estate industry and how data science and AI can revolutionize the valuation process. With a focus on assisting real estate valuers in obtaining accurate information, we delved into the advantages and challenges associated with both full and automated valuation processes. This blog post aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the key insights shared during the talk, shedding light on the potential of AI-driven solutions in real estate valuation.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Full and Automated Valuations

During the talk, we examined the benefits and limitations of both full and automated valuation processes, particularly in the context of desktop valuations. We emphasized the market approach as a prominent method used in automated valuations. However, challenges persist across marketplaces, with a notable issue being the time lag between property sales and the availability of comparable data from institutions. This delay poses a considerable hurdle for both full and desktop valuations, making the overall valuation process more complex. Furthermore, transparency emerged as a significant challenge, particularly in developing and undeveloped countries where robust market data can be scarce.

Approaches in Modeling Automated Valuation Models (AVMs)

One key aspect of the talk focused on exploring various modeling approaches for Automated Valuation Models (AVMs). Our discussion primarily revolved around an effective approach utilizing regression boosted trees. By employing this methodology, we demonstrated how AVMs can deliver improved accuracy and reliability in predicting property prices. Leveraging data science techniques and AI algorithms, AVMs offer valuable support to real estate valuers, streamlining the valuation process and providing insights that complement their expertise.

Results and the Quest for Fully Autonomous AVMs

Presenting the results of our research, we acknowledged that although AVMs are considered autonomous by definition, efforts are still underway to achieve full autonomy. While the current outcomes of AVMs show promise, they still fall slightly short of the detailed reports provided by certified valuers. Nevertheless, AVMs can serve as powerful tools to augment the full valuation process, enhancing efficiency and enabling valuers to make well-informed decisions. As technology advances and methodologies evolve, we strive to bridge the gap and propel AVMs towards achieving full autonomy while continuously improving their accuracy and reliability.


The captivating talk on automated price prediction for the real estate industry highlighted the significant role data science and AI can play in assisting real estate valuers. By overcoming challenges related to lagging data availability and transparency, AVMs have emerged as invaluable resources in the valuation process. While our quest for fully autonomous AVMs continues, the integration of AVMs in full valuations offers a powerful approach to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the real estate valuation process. As the industry embraces AI-driven solutions, we anticipate remarkable advancements in real estate valuations, leading to more accurate, transparent, and data-informed decisions.