MLS & Associations

National Association of Realtors board restructuring goes down in defeat

Delegates pass CEO search strategy, but vote down proposals to allocate more board seats to state associations
  • A spirited debate at NAR’s delegate body meeting Monday surrounded a proposal that would allocate more seats to state associations and fewer seats to local associations.
  • A constitutional amendment giving the NAR leadership team the authority to create a search committee (to find and select NAR's next CEO) passed without discussion.

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ORLANDO -- Who is best suited to decide who represents 1.2 million agent and broker members on the board of the National Association of Realtors? That was the subject of a spirited debate at NAR’s delegate body meeting Monday at the trade group's annual conference. Another important decision -- how to go about selecting the successor to NAR's CEO, Dale Stinton -- was also made, but that decision involved no debate and passed swiftly. What's the delegate body? The delegate body is a group composed of presidents of member associations (or their accredited alternates) that makes decisions on proposals to amend the NAR constitution and code of ethics. The delegate body approved some minor constitutional amendments but voted down two controversial amendments from a presidential advisory group (PAG) that would have changed the way seats on the NAR board of directors are allocated. The CEO search Current NAR CEO Dale Stinton is gearing up for retirement once his contract w...