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“Augmenting Design and Human Creativity in Real Estate development through RenovateAI”

In today’s digital age, technology is playing an increasingly important role in the real estate industry. One area where technology is making a significant impact is in the field of virtual staging. Virtual staging is the process of using technology to create realistic images of a property, fully furnished and decorated, to help potential buyers envision themselves living in the space or to help builders and designers envision floor layouts before the building is fully constructed.

Virtual Staging 

The importance of listing pictures in real estate is well known, with research showing that homes with more and better quality photos sell faster and for more money. With the rise of online home shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual staging has become even more popular as a way for sellers to make their properties stand out.

A 2021 study by the National Association of Realtors found that over 40% of buyers’ agents reported that staging had an impact on how buyers viewed listings. The survey, conducted with 2,347 real estate agents, also showed that 23% of sellers’ agents reported a 1 to 5% increase in a home’s value due to staging, while an additional 18% saw a 6 to 10% increase.

Artificial intelligence has come a long way in recent years, particularly in the area of image generation. With the help of deep learning algorithms, computers can now generate images that are almost indistinguishable from those captured by cameras. This has numerous applications, including the creation of virtual images for the real estate industry.


In the real estate industry, companies are starting to take advantage of  advancements in image generation technologies to provide more comprehensive and interactive real estate experiences. 

One company at the forefront of this technology is Trial and Error, with their latest product Renovate AI. Renovate AI uses the latest advancements in AI and image generation to help real estate agents, interior designers, and sellers create virtual staging images quickly and cost-effectively.

Renovate AI is a virtual interior design and renovation app that leverages advanced AI and machine learning technologies to not only aid users in visualizing and planning their renovations but to also find and purchase the necessary furnishing products to complete the renovation. The app boasts an easy-to-use interface, making it simple for users to get started and make progress on their projects.

The  “Product Finder” feature is highly differentiated from anything else that is available in the market today because it enables users to visually search for products that fit their desired renovation. This feature is accessible for both individual consumers and businesses and saves time and resources by providing a straightforward automated way to purchase needed products.

In addition to the Product Finder, Renovate AI offers a “Designer’s Toolkit” that encompasses a variety of interconnected features, such as a budget tracker to help users stick to their financial plan and an object removal tool to easily erase and paint over objects in the renovated space. The Designer’s Toolkit also includes a color palette generator and furniture placement tool, helping users experiment with different design options and find the optimal layout for their space.

Renovate AI also offers a wide range of styles from Vintage to Scandinavian and color tones such as bold and vibrant to choose from, allowing users to stage their rooms in a variety of different aesthetics in mere seconds. The application has the ability to generate a myriad of different design options, including different furniture arrangements and color combinations, which gives users the flexibility to experiment with different design styles and find the one that best suits their needs and preferences.

In addition to its advanced technological features, Renovate AI is designed with simplicity in mind, making it easy for users of all levels of experience to get started and make progress on their renovation projects. Whether they are a real estate agent, a  seasoned interior designer or developer, or simply someone looking to spruce up their homes, Renovate AI provides the tools they need to bring their visions to life.

Revolutionizing Real Estate

Sid Sarasvati, a software industry veteran and technology leader, has been a mentor to Renovate AI and has a wealth of experience in the real estate industry. Having served as the Director of Engineering for the ‘Compass experience’ organization at Compass, Sid was responsible for leading and building a fully integrated platform experience for real estate agents for end-to-end real estate transactions. He helped launch, hire, and scale the Compass India development center during the COVID-19 pandemic, setting up a remote development culture with the successful launch of the agent-facing iOS and Android mobile applications.

Sid envisions a transformative shift in the real estate industry, thanks to the power of advanced AI tools. By harnessing the latest breakthroughs in transformer neural network architecture, previously impossible tasks can now become a reality. This holds immense potential for revolutionizing antiquated and inefficient processes, and bringing a new level of insight and clarity to real estate transactions. With the meteoric rise of AI chatbots like ChatGPT, attracting 1 million users in just 3 days after launch, the possibilities for innovation in the real estate industry are limitless. By leveraging these cutting-edge tools, buyers and sellers alike can make more informed decisions, leading to a brighter future for the industry as a whole.

“As someone who’s knowledgeable in real estate tech innovation, I am excited about the potential of these new tools to revolutionize the industry and help buyers and sellers alike make more informed decisions,” says Sid. “The latest breakthroughs in AI and image generation now make many impossible things possible, and I believe that human creativity unleashed by AI-powered tools will play a vital role in the real estate industry in the coming years.”

Ayaz Hameed, a former engineer with over 20 years of experience in the tech industry, has always been passionate about building things from scratch or improvising what already exists. According to Hameed, the intersection of technology and the often manual and inefficient nature of the construction world has now had him hooked on the real estate development world. He is always looking for ways to build beautiful buildings in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.

This is where Renovate AI comes in. Hameed says, “Renovate AI has become an irreplaceable tool in my development toolkit.” He uses the technology from the very beginning of a project, when working with architects on floor plans, all the way through to the final sale, when he collaborates with real estate agents and buyers to pick the right pieces of furniture to stage and decorate homes.

Hameed also believes that technology like Renovate AI augments human capabilities instead of replacing them. “Rather than replacing jobs in the construction industry, this type of technology will allow the different stakeholders to collaborate better throughout the development process and end up with higher quality and lower cost buildings,” he says. With Renovate AI’s contributions to the real estate industry, Hameed and others like him are able to build beautiful and efficient buildings with ease.

AI is transforming the real estate industry by automating workflows and augmenting human creativity. With tools like Renovate AI, designers, developers, and end users are now able to design better spaces more efficiently. The technology provides a solution for virtual staging and beyond, saving time and cost while also improving the overall experience for home buyers and sellers. Under Sid’s mentorship, Trial and Error is at the forefront of this industry, leading the way in harnessing the full potential of AI to create better spaces and drive innovation in the field. 

Don’t miss out on the chance to revolutionize your home renovation process. Visit and experience the power of AI-assisted design. Get started today and bring your renovation dreams to life. #

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