About Realstir

Founded in San Diego in 2014, RealStir is your one-stop real estate marketplace. Search for a new home, connect with local real estate professionals, and get the scoop with real-time local news from experts and community members — all in one place.

RealStir brings the on-demand economy to real estate. Sellers and buyers connect to qualified geo-located real estate agents and have a choice to close their entire or partial real estate transaction or services through commission, flat fee, or a’ la carte services. RealStir’s innovative technology platform has digitized and disrupted the traditional real estate model. The platform combines feature rich software with a brokerage model. We’re creating an exciting new real estate marketplace experience where sellers and buyers have choice and convenience, while agents and brokers become discoverable, competitive, and relevant.

Here at RealStir, you don't have to be afraid of asking a question about a home or the market in fear of receiving unwanted follow-up calls and texts. We make it simple and convenient for you to access ALL real estate information in one place. Some refer to us as the Swiss Army Knife of real estate. Instead of displaying a few pretty pictures and expecting you to figure out the rest, we give you the whole story: not only about the listing but about the community, offering news from local real estate professionals in real-time. In a nutshell, we educate you on the local community via refined searches and opportunities to speak to specialists anonymously. Whether you are ready to buy/sell a home today or just want to ask a few questions, your privacy is key to us.

Core Team

Walid Romaya

CEO / Founder / Director

Residential Home Builder of over 2000 units throughout Southern California, Real Estate Broker, mobile and UI/UX strategist.

Daniel Najor

President / Co-Founder / Director

35 year Commercial/Residential Lending, strategist for over 20 ventures in telecom, gaming, and energy.

Gary L. Gentges

SVP, Business Development

Serial entrepreneur and senior executive with 30 plus years experience in corporate development, capital formation, finance, operations, and project management. Prior experience includes Kineta and KPI Therapeutics. Led Cisco’s Fortune 100/500 strategic business for western US/Canada and Latin/So America.

Haytham Allos


Enterprise systems architect, programmer, creative solutions in software system methodology, development and architecture.

Anthony Villasenor

President/Commercial Real Estate Division

Commercial Real Estate Veteran of 34+ years specializing in retail office and mixed-use assets. Founder/ Partner of BRE Commercial and Director of Ten-X.com.

Marina Tringali


Over 2 decades of Technology Marketing background and extensive technology startup experience.

Board Directors

Albert Hugo-Martinez

Technology veteran, Investor

Technology veteran, Investor

Harley Rouda Jr.

Serial Entrepreneur, Owner 1000 + agent Real Estate, Investor

Serial Entrepreneur, Owner 1000 + agent Real Estate, Investor

Board Advisors

Ken Polin

Attorney, Jones Day.

Attorney, Jones Day, 30 years of experience in the areas of securities, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions.

Steve Ozonian

Ex-CEO realtor.com

Ex-CEO realtor.com, Current Lending Tree board member.

David Hind

Former CFO

Former CFO, Qualcomm

Haydar Haba

Sillicon Valley tech entrepreneur

Sillicon Valley tech entrepreneur, Andra venture capital fund.