After seven months in office as CEO of the National Association of REALTORS, Bob Goldberg has made some bold moves with regard to AMP and RESO-compliance. He’s also scored big on Capitol Hill, lobbying last-minute changes to the tax reform bill. And he’s cut the NAR budget by 20% and made some significant staffing changes. But should we be celebrating Bob as a change agent just yet?
Rob and Greg come to you live from the 2018 MLS Executive Workshop in Scottsdale to argue both sides. Yes, Bob has done more in seven months that we have seen from NAR leadership in quite some time, but there is a low bar for change in the association world. The scope of Bob’s success depends on your basis for comparison, and as you may have guessed, our hosts have very different takes on the issue.
Rob and Greg take on other hot topics in real estate as well, covering the major challenges in making Upstream work, the upcoming Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission workshops around real estate data, and how a set of national standards would impact vendors. Listen in for Rob’s take on potential government mandates and Greg’s insight on the ‘holy grail’ of real estate tech—marrying data standards with permission to sell.
Bob Goldberg’s bold moves as NAR CEO
The low bar for change in the association world
How NAR dodged a bullet with Trump’s tax reform
How the governance model affects the pace of change
How cutting the NAR budget by 20% may impact jobs
The standardization required for Upstream to work
The challenges around MLS vendors and unfunded mandates
The upcoming DOJ/FTC workshops re: real estate data
Rob’s take on making RESO standards law
Greg’s insight on how national standards would impact vendors
Marrying standards in real estate data with permission to sell
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