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What are the key challenges we face as a profession?

What are the key challenges we face as a profession?

If someone were to ask me what one characteristic Realtors® share, I'd say - adaptability. 

Take a minute and think about it.

Who was the first person you know who went out and bought a computer?  A pager? A cell phone?

Who was the first person  you know with a Facebook page and a twitter account? Who was your first text from?

Likely you answered "a Realtor®" to most of these questions. If it helps us better serve our clients and remain relevant and competitive, we're there. 

What are some of the key challenges we'll be facing? 

Right now I'm reading the D.A.N.G.E.R. Report (PDF) (“Definitive Analysis of Negative Game Changers Emerging in Real Estate”), which has a lot of relevant information. 

It's based on a U.S. survey of 7,800 REALTORS® and interviews with 74 executives and real estate industry leaders.

Key challenges we'll face include keeping up with new technology, attracting new blood into the profession and enhancing Realtor® brand loyalty.

Read the D.A.N.G.E.R. Report REALTOR.org/dangerreport

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Moving towards a National Housing Strategy

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What are the key challenges we face as a profession?

February 18th, 2016
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Will a luxury or speculation tax create more affordable housing?

February 2nd, 2016
Will a luxury or speculation tax create more affordable housing? In the last month, both the Mayor of Vancouver and economists from the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser Un...Click here to read more detail about 'Will a luxury or speculation tax create more affordable housing?'