Faira | About Us

Our Story


Faira was founded by three friends who all endured complex home sales and knew they could contribute their expertise to improve the process. By combining proven economic principles, modern technology and the best interests of buyers and sellers, a new solution emerged and they called it Faira. The name Faira is derived from one of our founding principles: to build fairness into everything we do.

Kamal Jain

Kamal Jain

Founder

A technologist and economist, Kamal specializes in designing business models for the internet. Kamal now works to align the interests of home buyers and sellers with Faira.

Our Washington Real Estate Team

Chris McQuillan

Chris McQuillan

Director of Operations
Managing Broker

Chris has over 15 years of real estate sales experience in both big box brokerages and smaller boutique offices. Half of this time was in California where he was rookie of the year and ranked in the top 4% in Prudential California Real Estate in various years. Here in Washington he was the first agent to ever sell a home above $5,000,000 in a busy Seattle Windermere office of a 100 agents. Chris came to Faira because he realizes the need for change within the industry. Real estate needs to be streamlined for both buyers and sellers.

Kevin Hoover

Kevin Hoover

Designated Broker

Designated Broker with more than 17 years experience at John L. Scott Real Estate and Windermere Real Estate helping clients define, manage and execute their goals buying and selling homes, condos, and investment properties in cities, towns and neighborhoods all around greater Seattle and Bellevue-Eastside. A native Seattleite, Kevin joined the team in 2017 to aid in refining and further developing the real estate brokerage side of Faira while contributing to and experiencing the rapid growth of its innovative model.

Shannon Pence

Shannon Pence

Operations Manager

Shannon is passionate about bringing a top-notch customer experience to the tech and real estate industry. In her downtime, she can be found spending time with her rescue dogs and exploring restaurants with unique food offerings.

Jeremy Whiteman

Jeremy Whiteman

Broker

Jeremy has been in the Seattle area for over a decade. Throughout this time, he has worked passionately in military engineering, technical support, and real estate sales. He focuses on helping his clients achieve their real estate goals by listening to individual needs and customizing a solution designed to maximize results.

Shawn George

Shawn George

Broker

Shawn is passionate about the use of technology to transform lives and businesses. He is also passionate about helping people in their real estate journey, from buying their first home to retiring comfortably with real estate as part of their portfolio. Shawn joined Faira because he believes in its mission to bring fairness, efficiency and openness to the real estate transaction. With an education in engineering and entrepreneurship, and having worked in both technical and business roles from medical device startups to Microsoft, Shawn brings a breadth of knowledge and a customer-obsessed attitude to help Faira's clients experience a seamless real estate transaction and beyond.

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