The HW Insiders represent a range of occupations within the housing landscape, from lending and real estate to fintech and more. HW Insiders are the superstars their companies turn to with their most important or challenging projects, and their contributions and hard work lead to superior results.
Shaik joined the REAL team in November of 2022. His addition to the HousingWire Insiders List is a testament to his track record of innovation, strategic vision for transformational product offerings, and dedication to excellence in ensuring a seamless app experience for all of real estate’s stakeholders, including agents, developers, buyers, and sellers.
Shaik is the powerhouse behind REAL’s goal to connect and empower the real estate community via a social media app. His immersive approach, back-end wizardry, and functional leadership of the data team helped REAL reach its 500,000th download earlier this year.
“I am honored that HousingWire included me on its Insiders list, among so many talented and influential leaders in the housing industry,” said Shaik. “At REAL, we are reshaping the real estate world and elevating it technologically in a way no company has before. Being included on this list proves we are accomplishing big things, and I could not be more thankful to my team.”
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REAL is a social app for real estate with a combined light-speed chat function connecting buyers, sellers and agents. With REAL, they can connect within a single platform to browse the latest home listings globally. REAL gives agents back control of leads without costly online ads and ineffective cold calls. Its social network-style feed levels the playing field for new agents to connect with interested prospects, engage with listings directly within the app and build a following based on more than just who they know.
REAL was co-founded by Hong Kong real estate entrepreneur Thomas Ma and Fredrik Eklund, co-founder of Douglas Elliman’s Eklund | Gomes Team and former star of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing NY & LA.”
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