More regulation ahead?

Survey respondents hope industry takes lead in policing itself

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.