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NAR Pushes Coronavirus Relief for Real Estate Agents on Capitol Hill

In an interview on The Brian Buffini Show podcast, Shannon McGahn, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at the National Association of REALTORS®, shares the organization’s latest efforts to advocate for agents in Washington during COVID-19 

CARLSBAD, Calif. (April 8, 2020) — Shannon McGahn, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at the National Association of REALTORS®, appeared on The Brian Buffini Show podcast to discuss what the organization has done and continues to do to support real estate agents across the United States during the coronavirus crisis. This episode is part of a special series real estate leader Brian Buffini developed to provide clarity for agents and consumers during COVID-19. He has also interviewed Dr. Lawrence Yun and Vince Malta of NAR, and government officials Dr. Ben Carson and Brian Montgomery.

This exclusive podcast interview with McGahn goes over NAR’s current efforts in Washington, which helped push the tax deadline back to July 15. The organization also influenced several pieces of the recent CARES Act, which provides loan assistance and more cash flow to independent contractors. As they prepare for the next round of legislation, McGahn wants agents to know, “It’s our intention to continue working with lawmakers to ensure that, as we get out of the crisis and into recovery, that we can see that real estate plays a big picture there.”

Real estate industry influencer Brian Buffini encouraged agents worried about their current financial situation to look into the new government assistance. He also commended McGahn and the National Association of REALTORS® for all the work they have done to protect real estate agents, consumers and business owners during the pandemic: “We’re self-employed, and it’s just good to know we’re not all by ourselves.”

Before joining NAR, Shannon McGahn spent nearly 20 years working on Capitol Hill, most recently serving as the staff director for the House Financial Services Committee, and a counselor to the United States Treasury Secretary. She is the first woman to hold the position of Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at NAR, going to bat for their 1.4 million members in the arena of public policy.

In 2016, The Brian Buffini Show podcast launched, quickly reaching the no. 2 spot in the Apple Podcasts business category. The podcast brings Brian’s Irish wit, profound insights and well-known guests to professionals and consumers around the world. Quickly approaching 10 million downloads, the show’s record-breaking listenership has secured it as one of the top business podcasts in the world.

What:  “REALTORS® Make A Stand On Capitol Hill – an Interview with Shannon McGahn #207”   

Who:    Shannon McGahn, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at the National Association of REALTORS®

Where: Hear the podcast and download a transcript at

When:  AvailableThursday, April 9, 2020 @ 12:01 a.m. Pacific

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About Buffini & Company

Buffini & Company is the largest coaching and training company in North America. Founded by real estate legend and master motivator Brian Buffini, the company provides a unique and highly-effective lead generation system. Buffini & Company’s comprehensive business coaching, training programs and cutting-edge content have helped more than 3 million professionals in 37 countries improve their business, increase net profit and enhance their quality of life. Buffini & Company is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please email

About Brian Buffini

Brian Buffini, chairman and founder for Buffini & Company, was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, emigrated to San Diego, California in 1986, where he became the classic American rags-to-riches story. Discovering real estate, Brian quickly became one of the nation’s top real estate agents working a non-traditional methodology based on building long-term relationships with clients. Today, he travels the world sharing a message of encouragement about how to “live the good life.” His wit, wisdom and motivational style make him a dynamic speaker and podcast host, adept at helping people tap into their full potential and achieve their dreams. He is a New York Times, Amazon and Wall Street Journal best-seller with his latest book, “The Emigrant Edge.” Learn more at

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