Rethinking the Future |
Rob Hahn and I spend a lot of time going back and forth about the current state of the real estate industry and its future. We both write and talk about it, and spend our time in conversation with people that have great influence in the industry, some of who have practiced real estate and many of whom have not. Disruption is the focus of much of the conversation and the effects of outside economics, possible game changer startups, and the membership of the National Association of REALTORS. A constant them is the lack of connection between the membership on a local level, and the association at the national level. It seems that all of that may be destined to change. NAR's leadership team and staff, through the strategic planning committee embarked on a journey last year that promises to be a landmark event for the real estate industry. That's right, the real estate industry, not the association, not just its members, not even the consumers whose lives are intertwined with our sales,