The 10 Points List

Inman News has opened the conversation on a list of reforms for the real estate industry (see "Reforming real estate."

The release of the list has ignited a range of commentary, and we welcome continued discussions with you in refining this list.

Already, we’ve heard comments ranging from, "This is insane" and "would be the demise of our industry" to "we have been given some very important dialogue that needs to be evaluated in the future to find a successful model that might help to bring our industry back to where it needs to be."

This is a collaborative work — tell us where you see fatal flaws and suggest additions and subtractions.

Send us your own version of the "10 Points List" or related commentary to

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NAR hires social media manager

A few months ago, the National Association of REALTORS announced that it had begun the search to find a Social Media Manger for what is America’s largest trade organization. 

The search has come to an end. Today, NAR announced that they have hired Todd Carpenter to the organization’s first Social Media Manager.  In a very Web 2.0 manner, the announcement was made by’s Managing Editor, Hilary Marsh, on AgentGenius.  

Todd’s first appearance in his new role will be at RE Barcamp Virginia, next week.  I’ll be there, and I’ll be interviewing Todd live from the event.  

As a community manager, myself, I think I might have an idea of what Todd might be able to expect in his new role.  On the other hand, I am sure that he will be presented with challenges that he never even considered.

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