Enhancing the Referral Partnership

Join us for a panel discussion on what it takes to have a successful realtor partnership.
Stephanie Cummins
Front Gate Realty
Katie Hale
Town & Country REALTORS
Nate Johnson
Real Estate Solutions Group
Joey Markowski
Rich Realty
Matt Wilson
BancorpSouth

Moderator

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Stephanie Cummins' Bio

Realtor

Front Gate Realty

Stephanie Cummins is the Co-Owner and Associate Broker of Front Gate Realty. They serve the Central Mississippi Real Estate Market. Front Gate Realty opened its doors in 2010 and currently has 35 agents onboard.  Stephanie has been a real estate broker since 2007.  

 

Stephanie grew up in Clinton, MS.  She went to college at Mississippi State University where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration.   She currently lives in Brandon, MS with her husband Wally and their son John Walter.  

 

Stephanie has previously been named one of the National Association of Realtors 30 under 30, received the Mississippi Association of Realtors under 40 award, and was named one of the 50 leading business women in Mississippi.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Association of Realtors and on the Mississippi State Personnel Board, as an appointment from the Governor of Mississippi.  Stephanie loves giving back to her community and is involved in many different civic organizations.  When Stephanie is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, cooking, and college sports. 

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Katie Hale' Bio

Realtor

Town & Country REALTORS

Katie Hale (Town & Country REALTORSⓇ) has spent the last 11 years of her professional life investing in West Tennessee through real estate. As one of Jackson’s premier real estate agents, she has served over 700 families totaling more than $127 million in sales. In 2018, she and her husband, Joey, purchased and brought new life to Town & Country, a 50 year old local brokerage. At Town & Country, she enjoys training new agents and sharing her wealth of experience with them. Her newest endeavor is building relationships with contractors to build spec homes to help her community grow. When she’s not serving clients or developing her real estate portfolio, Katie enjoys family outings with her husband and two young children to explore all Jackson has to offer.

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Nate Johnson's Bio

President

Real Estate Solutions Group

 

Nate K. Johnson is the President of Real Estate Solutions Group @ Redkey Realty Leaders, a full service residential real estate group with a commitment to helping clients achieve their real estate goals. In addition to representing buyers and sellers in real estate transactions, Nate serves in an Agent Development role for Redkey Realty Leaders, which has over 150 agents and is the largest independent real estate brokerage in St. Louis. He also manages a sales staff while overseeing the daily operations of Real Estate Solutions.

Nate has been a proud member of the St. Louis Association of REALTORS (“SLAR”) since 1999 and served as 2011 President. Nate has chaired several SLAR committees including the Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity committee, as well as the Urban Affairs Committee. On the state level, Nate has been Chairman of the Economic Development Council and served as 2018 President for the Missouri Association of REALTORS, which represents nearly 25,000 REALTORS in the state of Missouri. Nate served as 2017 Chairman of the Smart Growth Advisory Board for the National Association of REALTORS. Locally, Nate serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council, which is the only private, not-for-profit fair housing enforcement agency working to end illegal housing discrimination in the St. Louis area.  Nate has served as a Commissioner of the Preservation Board for the City of St. Louis and currently serves on the Board of Commissioners for the Bi-State Development Agency, whose largest enterprise is Metro, which is the region's public transportation system. He is also a member of the Regional Business Council’s Young Professional Leadership 100 group, and serves on the Board of Directors for Trailnet, whose mission is to lead in fostering healthy, active and vibrant communities. 

Nate is a member of Real Estate Buyers Agency Council and has earned the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Designation. He is a Graduate of the REALTOR Institute (GRI), a member of the Council of Residential Specialists and he has earned the prestigious CRS designation. Nate has also earned the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation. Additionally, Nate is a Certified Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and certified Workforce Housing Specialist (WHS). Through his participation in diversity training, he has achieved the At Home with Diversity(AHWD) certification. Additionally, Nate has completed the CCIM Institute’s Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate. 

Real Estate Solutions has been named one of the Top 25 Businesses in St. Louis by the St. Louis American Foundation for the last eight years. Nate has been featured on nationally televised programs, including Nickelodeon's MFF, and HGTV's My First Place. He has also been a regular contributor for KETC's Nine Network Stay Tuned television program, which airs live in St. Louis. 

Nate has a passion for helping people achieve their real estate goals. He believes that educating his clients and  REALTORS is the best way to ensure that they are prepared to make good real estate decisions. Nate’s clients  have consistently remarked about his ability to exceed their expectations.

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Joey Markowski

Principal Broker

Rich Realty

Joey Markowski is part of a husband & wife Real Estate Team (with his wife Jeanne) that have been the top producing team in the Batesville MLS for 10 consecutive years with over $140 Million in Real Estate Sales. They are a 7 time ARA Diamond Award Recipient and the only real estate team on the Batesville MLS to achieve the ARA Double Diamond Award (which they have done twice).

Joey was raised in Melbourne, AR and specializes in rural land, farms, commercial property & new construction homes. He is the Principal Broker of Rich Realty, is a licensed General Contractor and 2 time Batesville Board of REALTORS, REALTOR of the Year.

Together they have 5 children and are active members of the Batesville Community. Joey was the President of the Batesville Board of REALTORS for the 2014 & 2018 years (and was previously Vice President & Secretary). He was the 2014 & 2018 REALTOR OF THE YEAR for the Batesville Board. He has also been the Board President of the Batesville Montessori School and is a current Board Member for Habitat for Humanity of Independence County, Batesville Board of REALTORS, Arkansas REALTORS Association Legislative Committee, ARA Zone Director and Eagle Mountain Property Owner's Association. Jeanne is also an R.N. and a Board Member of the Arkansas Spida Bifida Association. Both are actively involved in Special Olympics & other charitable organizations.

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Matt Wilson's Bio

Mortgage Loan Officer

BancorpSouth

Moderator

Matt Wilson currently serves as a Mortgage Loan Officer for BancorpSouth Mortgage, he has been part of their team since 2019.  With over 10 years of banking experience, specializing in real estate lending with expertise in conventional, FHA, USDA, VA, bond and jumbo loans.  Wilson’s primary focus is to be committed to customer satisfaction.  He strives to provide the best customer experience while helping his customers with all of their home mortgage loan needs.  

Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Southern Mississippi and an Associate of Arts in general studies from Jones Junior College. Among his civic activities, Wilson served as Vice President of the Madison County Chamber and currently serves as President of MS Mortgage Bankers Association.  He also actively volunteers with additional community organizations.  Wilson is a 2013 graduate of Madison County Leadership and a 2019 graduate of Leadership Mississippi.  

Wilson and his wife, Brittany, and their 1 year old daughter, Charlotte, reside in Madison, MS.  They attend Florence First Baptist Church.