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Who should be the next National Association of Realtors CEO?

The hunt is not officially on, but NAR leadership is supposedly scoping out the process
  • Dale Stinton’s last year as CEO of the National Association of Realtors is expected to be 2017.
  • Stinton will leave big shoes to fill after leading the association during a treacherous 10 years for the real estate industry.
  • The trade group's decision will say a lot about its future commitments to making tough decisions swiftly and overhauling an old-school system.

When you walk the streets of New York City, so many people have dogs that you must carefully sidestep the poop -- even though New Yorkers are mindful about picking up their crap. That’s what it must be like to run the National Association of Realtors, where messes and surprises are routine with one million independent real estate agents as stakeholders. Dale Stinton For 11 years, Dale Stinton has had that job. Though paid handsomely -- at least $1.6 million each year according to IRS filings -- Stinton has commandeered the Realtor ship with care, dignity and purpose. Change ahead No official statement has been made; however, Stinton’s last year as CEO of the National Association of Realtors is expected to be 2017. He served as CEO during a treacherous 10 years for the real estate industry. There was the birth and maturation of online behemoth Zillow, with whom Stinton still purportedly feuds, then the 2008 housing and economic collapse, the sale of realtor.com t...