The reformers: Jonathan Aizen

Real estate rabble-rousers are pushing industry toward change

Jonathan Aizen is the founder and CEO of Amitree Inc., the developer of Amitree, a tool to help homebuyers and their agents navigate the process of buying a home, organizing the dozens of tasks into an easy-to-understand checklist that is customized for each buyer’s unique situation. Did you have causes when you were younger? What were they? I was a big brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program where I mentored middle school youth in Ithaca. I also tutored children at the Bay School in San Francisco. I’ve found the experience of working with young people to be extremely rewarding, as they offer a fresh and honest perspective on the world. These experiences have helped shape my understanding that in order to succeed, we must be able to learn from and teach those around us. If you have one cause for changing the real estate industry, what is it? My cause is to empower real estate professionals to improve their client’s online experience of buying a home. The indus...