Speaker Spotlight 2020

As always, the lineup for the latest Real Estate REvive included an impressive group of internationally-known speakers!

Brande Roderick IMG_2249Brande Roderick,

Brande grew up in California wine country and took her first real estate course at age 16. She eagerly joined a top-selling brokerage by age 18, where she worked until Hollywood beckoned. 

She pursued an acting career that included films (“Starsky & Hutch,” “The Nanny Diaries” and more) as well as TV shows, including “Baywatch Hawaii,” “90210” and  “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”
Brande Roderick & kidsA former Playmate of the Year, her passion for real estate never waned, and she returned to her first love, and continues as a proud member of SRCAR, one of our participating Southern California real estate associations!
Also the author of “Bounce, Don’t Break, Brande’s Guide to Life, Love and Success,” she will talk about her life and career as the Celebrity Spotlight at Real Estate REvive!

Leigh Brown screen shotLeigh Brown, Author/REALTOR®

 The irrepressibly funny and wise Leigh Brown, a nationally-known speaker, author (“Outrageous Authenticity”; “The 7 Deadly Sins of Sales”), is known as a sassy Southern woman who is extremely popular for her no-holds-barred approach to motivation.

Leigh onstage crowd REvive sign

Leigh runs one of the top real estate teams in the country, and is the founder/instructor of National Ethics Day. A Real Estate REvive Conference favorite, Leigh returns to host and motivate, as only she can!

Jessica-Lautz_881x585 CROPJessica Lautz,
National Association of REALTORS

Dr. Lautz received her Doctorate of Real Estate from Nottingham Trent University. As Vice President of Demographics & Behavioral Insights at the National Association of REALTORS®, she focuses on analyzing demographic trends for both NAR members and housing consumers. Through management of predictive analytics, surveys, focus groups and data analysis, Dr. Lautz presents new and innovative ways to showcase results. She also discusses research findings in major media outlets and international presentations. 

Dan Smith Promo Shot -CropDan Smith, Author-Influencer/No. 9 Top Agent

Dan is an author (including the #1 Best Seller “Failing Greatly, Your Guide to Achieving Success after Failure”), and a former top-producing real estate agent who appeared in The Wall Street Journal as the No. 9 agent in the United States. Dan speaks throughout the world and shares his skills, methods and ideas, helping countless professionals become more powerful, productive, and profitable. A contributing writer to Inman News, he was the keynote at the 2018 World Real Estate Congress in Dubai and was named a 2019 RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker and Influencer.

Katie Lance, Social Marketing

Katie is CEO and Co-Founder of Katie Lance Consulting and a nationally known keynote speaker. The author of the best-selling book #GetSocialSmart, she is the founder of the #GetSocialSmart Academy. Named one of the most 100 influential people in real estate by Inman News, she works with agents and brokers to achieve big results using social media without spending a lot of time or money. At REvive, she will share tips, tools and strategies for marketing yourself and your business in this post-crisis environment.

John Reyes, CEO of Social NetworX

John is a digital marketing and business strategy expert. He speaks regularly at some of the most notable real estate events around the country, and gives real estate professionals an understanding of the latest technology, services and practices, while helping them prepare for success using websites, video, social media, smart devices and more. 

TG Gallaudet, Senior Director of Broker Relations at Zillow

TG Gallaudet oversees Zillow Group’s Broker and Franchisor Relations team which is responsible for creating and maintaining partnerships with top firms across North America. 

TG brings diverse experience to Zillow Group from his 20+ year career working in both real estate and technology capacities.


Valerie Alexander, Author-Happiness Expert

An author and renowned expert on Happiness and Inclusion, Valerie speaks worldwide on the topics of happiness in the workplace, the advancement of women, and eliminating unconscious bias. Her TED Talk, “How to Outsmart Your Own Unconscious Bias” has been viewed more than 100,000 times.

Valerie started her career as an IPO lawyer, investment banker and Internet executive in the Silicon Valley, then transitioned to Hollywood, where she enjoyed success as a screenwriter and director. Her books include Happiness as a Second Language, an Amazon No. 1 seller.

Vince Malta, N.A.R. President

Vince Malta is the 2020 President of the National Association of REALTORS®.

He is a third-generation REALTOR® in San Francisco, CA, and the CEO and broker of Malta & Co., Inc. Vince has been in the real estate business for 43 years and has served the industry in countless roles.

On the national level, Vince has testified before Congress multiple times on behalf of NAR on issues such as the impact of increasing conforming loan limits, insurance reform, and housing policy. He has served on the NAR Board of Directors from 2002 to present, and was the 2010 & 2011 Vice President of Government Affairs.

Sherry Chris, Realogy President-CEO

Sherry Chris currently serves as president and CEO of the Realogy Expansion Brands portfolio, which include Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate and ERA®, focusing her efforts on guiding the strategic growth of the brands within the division. Sherry most recently served as president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. Under her leadership, the brand grew significantly across more than 40 states and 6 countries, and established a unique position as real estate’s lifestyle brand.

For seven years consecutively Sherry has been recognized as one of Inman’s 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders.

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