The REALTOR® to REALTOR® Series: Refocus on Using Your Voice for Your Clients, Industry

Listen as members explain why NAR’s advocacy machine, which has never once slowed down, is reason number one to be a REALTOR®.

Amidst a tumultuous period in the real estate industry, NAR’s massive advocacy machine has never stopped working for you. Over the last year, REALTORS® secured a reduction in FHA mortgage insurance premiums, got the FHFA to rescind proposed hikes on upfront mortgage fees and protected real estate pros’ status as independent contractors. Host Marki Lemons Ryhal talks with two members steeped in advocacy about the true value of being a REALTOR®.

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Meet the guests:

Jennifer Branchini

Jennifer Branchini, ABR, CRS, is an associate sales manager at Compass in Pleasanton, Calif. Branchini serves as the 2024 NAR Region 13 vice president, serving California, Guam and Hawaii. She previously served as the 2023 president of the California Association of REALTORS®. She also served as CAR’s treasurer, chairing the strategic planning and finance committees. Branchini is also a past president of the Bay East Association of REALTORS®.

Steve Medeiros

Steve Medeiros, CRS, is the team leader of Steve Medeiros & Associates at Keller Williams Realty in Dartmouth, Mass. Medeiros serves as NAR’s Region 1 vice president, serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. He was the 2021 president of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® and the 2017 president of the REALTOR® Association of Southeastern Massachusetts. RASEM named him the 2022 REALTOR® Party Advocate 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.