MLS & Associations

NAR CEO Bob Goldberg readies to ‘embrace disruption’ on his first day

The industry vet says he has a three-year plan to keep Realtors 'ahead of the curve'
  • NAR's new CEO takes over today and says he's ready to make "disruption" work for Realtors. He has not yet publicly revealed his concrete plans for change.

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

Today is Bob Goldberg's first day as CEO of the National Association of Realtors, and he wants the trade group's 1.2 million members to know his tenure is not going to mean business as usual. In public statements so far, as well as a video published today, both NAR and Goldberg seem acutely aware of the skepticism among some in the real estate industry that Goldberg's selection as CEO could mean maintaining the status quo, continuing the trade group's reputation in some quarters of being slow-moving, stodgy and resistant to technological innovation. But NAR and Goldberg assert that change is afoot. "Bob’s appointment opens a fresh chapter in our association’s 109-year-old history, a chapter undoubtedly to be hallmarked by discovery, innovation and progress. A revolution is brewing on almost every level of organized real estate, driven by legislative, MLS, technology and market forces," NAR 2017 President Bill Brown said in today's video welcoming Goldberg. NAR's leaders...