Creating Value in a Changing World

How will the real estate industry evolve, and what can you do to stay on the forefront of its evolution?

NAR's Association Executives Committee Strategic Issues Work Group and consultant Jerry Matthews held a series of structured discussions in February 2014 with U.S. brokers, sales associates, real estate consultants, economists, and technology experts to discuss and report on key issues in the evolving real estate market. Most notably, they discussed third party portals, changing regulation in Washington, and new technology that is changing the transaction for agents and buyers alike. 

A video overview of this report discussing these emerging issues is also available. 

To access presentations, videos, and prior years' reports, visit



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Commitment to Excellence

Developing and enhancing 11 competencies that indicate a REALTOR®'s commitment to ethics, advocacy, technology, data privacy, and customer service.