The REALTOR® to REALTOR® Series: A New Opportunity to Provide Value to Buyers

Listen to why buyers, even if they have to pay their agent’s compensation, aren’t likely to abandon real estate professionals.

The forthcoming rule mandating the use of written representation agreements and other practice changes that are part of NAR’s proposed settlement agreement allows you to emphasize and communicate your value to clients. Host Marki Lemons Ryhal discusses with two practitioners how to maximize these opportunities with buyers.

Find facts about NAR’s proposed settlement agreement at

Meet the guests:

Nicola Esposito

Nick Esposito, CIPS, SRS, is an agent with Gilsenan & Company in Ridgewood, N.J., who also serves as the 2024 chair of NAR’s Consumer Communications Committee. Additionally, Esposito is the 2024 president-elect for the Greater Bergen REALTORS®, where he also served as a director from 2019 to 2023. He was a 2022 graduate of NAR’s Leadership Academy. Esposito earned a bachelor’s degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Leigh York

Leigh York, ABR, CRS, is an agent with Century 21 Judge Fite Co. in Fort Worth, Texas. York has served on numerous state, local and national REALTOR® committees, PAGs, task forces, councils and boards. She is currently a member of the Broker/Lawyer Committee for the Texas Real Estate Commission as well as a director for the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI). York has been teaching real estate, professional standards and motivational classes since 2000 and was named the Texas REALTORS®’ Instructor of the Year.

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About the Host

Marki Lemons Rhyal

Marki Lemons Ryhal, host of The REALTOR® to REALTOR® Series, is a managing broker, bestselling author and national speaker with more than 30 years of marketing experience. She aims to change the industry conversation through the podcast to benefit you and your clients. You'll hear Lemons Ryhal mix it up with real estate professionals across the country, discussing the methods they’re using to address market challenges, improve sales or save time and money. Plus, hear anecdotes about extraordinary experiences they’ve had in the field.