The REALTOR® to REALTOR® Series: How Fair Housing Training Helps You Live Your Values

Listen to this argument for continuing fair housing education as an opportunity to challenge yourself and your business practices for the better.

Many real estate professionals may think all they need to know about fair housing is what the law requires of them. “It’s more than just the law,” says Sabrina Brown, an instructor of NAR’s “Bias Override” course. “It’s how you treat people. It’s how you practice your business on a daily basis.” To truly evaluate whether you’re representing your entire community—start by examining your client base—you need to go deeper in your self-reflection. Host Marki Lemons Ryahl and two fair housing experts discuss how to use NAR’s new fair housing training requirement, which takes effect in 2025, as an opportunity to challenge yourself and your business practices for the better.

Meet the guests:

Sabrina Brown

In addition to being a fair housing instructor, Sabrina Brown, ABR, SRS, is the founder and broker-owner of Pink Key Real Estate in Fresno, Calif. She was a 2022 winner of NAR’s Fair Housing Champion Awards. Brown, who also teaches NAR’s At Home With Diversity certification course, is the founder of “Bridging the Gap to Home Ownership,” a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing minority homeownership and sustainability. She also offers training sessions and workshops for first-time home buyers on how to treat their purchase as an investment.

Greg Kiely

Greg Kiely is the regional sales manager at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Robert Paul Properties in Marion, Mass. Kiely served as 2020 president of both the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® and the Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service. He was appointed chair of NAR’s Workgroup on Mandatory Fair Housing Education through the Membership Policy and Board Jurisdiction Committee, where he played a role in establishing the fair housing training requirement for members.

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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.