Todd Carpenter to leave NAR
AGBeat has confirmed that Todd Carpenter, National Association of Realtors’ Director of Digital Engagement has accepted a position at real estate search giant, Trulia. Carpenter is the first to have been in the Digital Engagement role, and as he leaves, it is unclear as to whether or not the position will remain within the trade organization.
Carpenter’s new title will be the Senior Management Industry Engagement and he will be starting toward the end of the month. A Trulia spokesperson told AGBeat that Carpenter “will be an industry voice” and that the company plans on putting him front and center as he engages the real estate industry.
Zillow has recently made several high profile hires including industry leaders Duane Fouts and Bob Bemis alongside blogger/broker Jay Thompson, all hailing from Arizona. Trulia is marching toward their bid for IPO, and more new hires are possible, not only to match their competitor’s pace, but to impress investors with titled talent acquisitions.
NAR CEO, Dale Stinton told AGBeat, “Todd has indicated he would like to move back to Denver for personal reasons and the overall opportunity was excellent for him. We wish Todd the best of luck and look forward to working with him down the road.”
As pieces of the puzzle continue moving, it will be interesting to watch how the talent shifts from association and real estate practices to large real estate media companies during their hiring spree and it is hard to tell how membership will react as talent leaks.