Faira | About Us

You are the driving force behind Faira.


Homeownership is a milestone and also a very personal transaction. Buying or selling a home is often a complex process with too many unknowns for the people who have the most at stake. At Faira, we come to work every day to build a better experience for you: one that's simple, transparent, and less expensive.

Our advisors

Amit Mital

Amit Mital

Manager, KRNL Labs
Gary Flake

Gary Flake

Former CTO, Salesforce
Chris Nye

Chris Nye

Owner, MLS4owners.com

Our Story

Faira was founded by friends who all endured complex home sales and knew they could contribute their expertise to modernize the process. By combining proven economic principles, 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.


Whether you're looking for your first home or moving on from a house full of memories, Faira is the place to start for a streamlined experience that saves you both money and stress.


Meet the team. We're simplifying real estate.

Kamal

Kamal Jain

CEO and Co-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.

Eduardo

Eduardo Oliveira

CTO and Co-Founder

Eduardo loves many things, but three of his biggest passions are technology, real estate and making complex things simple.

Mitch Rappaport

Mitch Rappaport

Managing Broker

Mitch brings 12 years luxury brokerage experience. Away from the office, Mitch is found playing music around the San Francisco Bay Area with his famous wife, writing songs, and enjoying his children and huge extended family.

Doug Nirchl

Designated Broker

Doug is a south King County Native and has been a licensed Realtor since 1997. He was the Founder and Owner of Rainier Real and is currently Designated Broker for Faira.com LLC.

Laura Rahmil

Laura Rahmil

Managing Broker

Laura has a strong passion for real estate and been working in the industry since 1983 across the U.S. in Chicago, Florida, and California. When not working out you can find Laura ballroom dancing or traveling the world.

Katrina

Katrina Wisner

Director of Marketing

Katrina loves bringing new ideas to life and helping people discover new technology. When she's not working, she's busy exploring the trails and parks around Seattle.

Brenden

Brenden Martin

Client Relations

Brenden was a former realtor in Texas for three years and has a passion for helping others. When he isn't taking calls, he is hanging with his toddler and teaching him how to dance.

Malik Nur

Senior Frontend Engineer

With 10 years of experience in backend and frontend development, Malik is passionate about building a beautiful UI with a beautiful code. In his spare time, he manages Javascript fatigue with building his own YetAnother Javascript framework, habit cures habit.

Amanda

Amanda Gatlin

Director of UX

Amanda focuses on designing genuine solutions to improve how people interact with technology. In her spare time, she loves seeking out new places to explore at home and abroad.

Anthony Sielczak

Anthony Sielczak

Broker and Strategy Consultant

Anthony is incredibly passionate about the future of the real estate industry and how technology seeks to improve it. When he’s not at the office, you’ll find him exploring the city with his wife and two dogs, Remy and Gambit.

Jooneil

Jooneil Ahn

Software Engineer

Jooneil enjoys working in full stack and mobile development. When he isn't programming he likes to spend his time playing tennis, guitar, video games, and riding motorcycles.

Kat Walsh

Kat Walsh

Broker

With a client's best interests always in mind, Kat is an invaluable asset to have on your side of the real estate transaction. In her free time, Kat escapes to the beaches of Whidbey Island with her little rescue dog Tomato.

Ricardo

Ricardo Oliveira

Lead Engineer

Before joining Faira, Ricardo worked at Microsoft for 6 years building Office 365. When he isn't taming wild computers, he loves playing games.

Chris McQuillan

Chris McQuillan

Director of Operations
Broker

Chris has 15 years of real estate experience, both here in Washington and in California. He came to Faira to help revolutionize how real estate transactions are done. If he’s not in the office you can usually find him on the trails or at a baseball field watching his son play.

Christopher Ellis

Christopher Ellis

Operations Associate

As Faira's most glamorous Operations Associate, Christopher provides stellar service to home sellers with charm, grace, and style. In his spare time he enjoys dancing, reading comics, and playing guitar.

Bill Drews

Bill Drews

Client Relations Manager

Bill has helped tens of thousands of people use online tools to improve their bottom line. He's a former WA State Realtor and is passionate about real estate. When he's not working, you'll find Bill in the company of his wife, enjoying the Northwest.

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.

Kevin Hoover

Kevin Hoover

Managing Broker

Kevin joined Faira in 2017 and he brought many years of real estate experience being a Realtor since 1999. He's a native Washingtonian and certified car geek.