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Ask The Experts: How Did We Get Here

ATE Final Episode

Ask The Experts Series

Real estate is a major driver of wealth for millions of Americans. Yet, do all members of our nation have the same access to that opportunity? Join Shanta Patton as she explores what “democracy in housing” truly looks like, steps we can all take to eliminate institutional bias in the real estate industry - and find out where we go from here.

  •   What is the cause of housing inequality among minority groups?
  • The important role that real estate professionals play in fair housing
  • Why do minority real estate associations exist?

With home ownership rates among black households at 44%, compared to rates for non-Hispanic whites at 73%, the opportunity for generational wealth is undeniably perilous. The recipient of the NAREB Humanitarian of the Year award, Ms. Patton serves as the 2020 Region XV Vice President of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers. She will be shedding light on the importance of all real estate professionals to come together and broaden our awareness, roll our sleeves up, and end the inequality that plagues black families across America.


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Originally Aired: Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 AM PST

Your Host Laurel Starks interviews  Shanta Patton, 2020 Region XV Vice President of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB)

Shanta Patton

Shanta Patton
2020 Region XV Vice President of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB)

Born into generations of homeowners, Shanta learned that homeownership was the key to generational wealth at an early age. She took those teachings and purchased her first home at 21 years of age. Her passion for real estate started while working for a local real estate attorney. She later turned that passion into directly helping first time homebuyers achieve the American dream by becoming a real estate broker/salesperson.  With over 16 years of experience under her belt, her commitment to customer service has allowed her to work 90% from referrals alone.

She has been trusted by many to handle their friends and families with the upmost care and professionalism. She vows to treat every client like family. With the growth of online marketing and mobile friendly technology, Shanta offers cutting edge marketing strategies tailored to providing maximum online exposure to sellers.Shanta is the 2020 Region XV Vice President of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB). Leading this organization allows her to educate the minority community on the steps and benefits to home-ownership as well has assist with members engagement and chapter development.

She is also the 2020 National Education Chair. This role allows her to strategize and plan personal and professional education for 1000s of NAREB members. In addition, Shanta is a Director for Las Vegas Realtors. She is a Nevada Realtors Director and serves as the Diversity and Inclusion Chair.  She has been awarded 2018 NAREB Humanitarian of the Year, 2017 Most Influential Person, 2016 Emerging Leaders, Top 250 Realtors in Las Vegas, and 2017 Realtor of the Month. Shanta has been accommodated by Senators and Congressmen alike for her work in the Las Vegas real estate community.  Her passion for community has shown through her successful efforts to raise over 19,000 meals two years in a row for a local Title I school. Shanta has 100+ volunteer hours focusing her efforts to combat teenage homelessness, mentor young women, and advocate for home ownership in minority communities.

When she is not helping people buy, sell, or invest in real estate, she can be found reading on her balcony, relaxing with her doodles and family, or working on her podcast, House then the Husband.