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Video: Welcoming Bob Goldberg as NAR CEO

August 1, 2017

2017 NAR President Bill Brown hails the association's new CEO Bob Goldberg as a "fearless leader," and Goldberg delivers his opening remarks to the nation's 1.3 million REALTORS®. He shares his vision for embracing disruption and opening new lines of communication with members. "Industry evolution is moving at a rapid pace with disrupters promoting and advancing aggressive change," he says. "But I believe change and opportunity walk hand in hand."

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Transcript

Hello! I’m Bill Brown, 2017 president of the National Association of REALTORS®. This is an exciting day for the National Association of REALTORS®. Bob Goldberg has taken over the reigns as our association’s new chief executive officer. 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. Elizabeth [Mendenhall, 2018 NAR president] and I, along with the entire NAR Leadership Team, are confident that with Bob’s vision, his second-to-none business acumen, and his unique ability to leverage technology investments successfully, he is poised to spearhead progress to shape our industry and ensure REALTORS® remain at the front of the real estate transaction. Bob is a fearless leader who embraces fearless ideas. After an extensive search for the new CEO, we know without a doubt, Bob is the right person to lead our association well into the future.

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Hi, I’m Bob Goldberg. Today is my first day on the job as your CEO, and I’m humbled and excited to be able to serve you. Building further on our association’s success is a challenge I am thrilled to undertake. I’ve been in the industry for over 30 years, 22 of those with NAR. I have a grasp on the association’s strengths and our weaknesses. We have an incredible foundation already in place, but I know we can, and we will, get better. This is a dynamic time for REALTORS® and for our association. Industry evolution is moving at a rapid pace with disrupters promoting and advancing aggressive change. But I believe change and opportunity walk hand in hand. Now is the time to embrace disruption to make it work for our members. I have a number of ideas, including a three-year plan devised to keep our association and membership ahead of the curve. I look forward to working with REALTOR® leadership, and our professional staff, to instigate smart changes. Also, I invite all of you to follow me on the REALTORS® CEO Facebook page and my LinkedIn page. One of my first goals as CEO is to improve the line of communication between our members and our executive team. Social media can be a great tool. I’m going to make a concentrated effort to stay in touch regularly. Communication is a two-way street. I look forward to hearing our members’ suggestions and feedback. Thank you very much.