2021 Tech Trendsetter: Rahil Esmail


Rahil Esmail joined Orchard in 2019 as head of consumer product. Since joining the team, Esmail has launched revolutionary products to personalize online home search and deliver transparency into the process of buying and selling — all of which have proven to be transformative steps forward for the industry and for consumers. 

Esmail saw an opportunity to create a more personalized way for consumers to search for homes. He concepted Home Match, a home search product where users can specify all the features they want in a home and designate how much they care about each of those features. This allows buyers to more easily find homes based on the unique features that matter most to them. Esmail saw the potential to use data science to create Photo Switch, an AI-driven feature that allows users to switch the default photo of all listings to the part of the home they love most so they can compare homes based on any room. Esmail and his team also created the Orchard dashboard, which gives customers full transparency into their real estate transaction. 


Rahil Esmail


Head of Consumer Product

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