Real Estate

A look inside NAR’s annual conference

This past week the National Association of Realtors held its annual conference, taking over the elephantine San Diego convention center for six days, 200 sessions, and a debate on everything from the right customer relationship management system to racism in housing to how to best deal with U.S. Justice Department antitrust officials.

This week’s episode of Houses in Motion, part of HousingWire Daily, features an interview with Lisa Dunn, of Laurel Real Estate Resources in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, who was at the conference from start to finish and is one of the 1.54 million-strong organization’s 800-plus board members.

HousingWire real estate reporter Matthew Blake spoke with Dunn on the conference’s penultimate day about the topics being discussed in the convention, including changes in NAR committee structures and MLS information transparency. 

Here is a small preview of the interview, which has been lightly edited for length and clarity:

Matthew Blake: You’ve been a member of the National Association of Realtors for a while. Do you feel that the organization is doing more now than maybe it has in the past in terms of being cognizant of the consumer and being sort of more like, I guess, relatively more transparent beyond just representing the real estate agent.

Lisa Dunn: I think that we are definitely doing more than we have done in the past. This is the most that I’ve seen. And I think it’s good. We’re definitely in a change mode right now and I think it’s a positive change mode. With everything going on with the Zillow situation, with the DOJ situation, I think it’s a good time for us to really get out in front of the consumers.

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