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More regulation ahead?

Survey respondents hope industry takes lead in policing itself

Editor's note: Inman News has conducted a future-focused real estate industry survey as a part of its Roadmap to Recovery editorial project. This article is part of a series analyzing the results of the Roadmap survey. Inman News has also conducted a separate survey on the Future of Real Estate Commissions. Click to read the first, second and fourth articles in the series. Tougher rules for those employed in real estate -- especially lenders -- is practically a given, Inman News readers say, but many hope that trade associations like the National Association of Realtors and the Mortgage Bankers Association will have the biggest say in drafting and implementing them.In a survey of more than 700 Inman News readers, most saw lenders as the likeliest target of new regulations, followed by title insurers, real estate brokers and real estate agents. "If brokers and agents were in the lending business, then more regulations would be in order," said one reader. "But they are not...