The conditions of both real estate and the world at large in 2021 accelerated the demands of consumers, who more and more have demanded instantaneous, convenient and secure services. While others have buckled under the strain of these new needs, Allen Alishahi saw opportunity. Launching several new technological initiatives that used QR codes, blockchain technology and other tools, Alishahi vastly increased the ability of agents to respond to consumer needs while still keeping them an integral part of the home-buying and -selling process. From the peace of mind that comes with layered security to the convenience of instant communication between sellers and buyers, Alishahi centered agents even as others saw technology as a way to leave them behind.
“I see some of the fastest acceleration our industry has ever experienced,” he says, looking back on 2021. “It was nerve-wracking at the beginning, but now that I see all the positives coming out of it, I’m more excited than ever to see how our industry evolves.”
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