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Todd Carpenter leaving NAR for Trulia

Blogging, social media guru will head up industry engagement for listing portal

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After a three-year stint helping the National Association of Realtors manage its online and social media presence, Todd Carpenter is leaving the trade group to become listing portal's senior manager of industry engagement.Carpenter, a real estate and mortgage professional since 1992, created the first mortgage broker-focused mortgage blog, Lenderama, in 2005, after leaving his position as an account executive for a wholesale mortgage lender, Commonwealth United Mortgage.He quickly developed a following, and has been named to the Inman News "Most Influential Real Estate Leaders" list every year since 2007. Carpenter was also a contributor to the Inman News blog.In February 2009 NAR hired Carpenter as its social media manager. When NAR first advertised that it was creating the position, Carpenter notified Lenderama readers that he'd applied for the job, and listed 20 things he'd do as a "NAR outsider and an insider" if he were hired.Carpenter said h...