I’ve been thinking about writing this story for awhile, but the latest news that NAR is looking for a social media manager finally got me to put my fingers to the keyboard. The list of bloggers from the RE.net finding corporate jobs in the real estate industry seems to be getting longer by the day…

(if I missed anyone that should be on this list, please leave a comment and I’ll add them)

As I mentioned on my blog back in 2006, a blog can be a great resume and a killer way to brand yourself. That’s definitely playing out in the RE.net. And now NAR is looking for a social media manager. From Monster.com:


The Manager of Social Media will ensure that NAR has the knowledge and skills to guide NAR staff and members in creating, facilitating, and participating effectively in key conversations about our organization, our issues, and our members that are conducted on blogs and other online social media channels.

This position requires a high-energy, self-directed, deadline-oriented individual who has exceptional communication skills and is able to:

  • Monitor real estate industry and related social media
  • Facilitate NAR’s participation in external blogs and social media
  • Maintain, evolve, and enforce NAR’s social media policies and guidelines
  • Train NAR staff and elected leaders about how to write for blogs and other forms of social media
  • Monitor existing NAR blogs and create new ones as needed to foster conversations about relevant topics or issues.
  • Measure the effectiveness of NAR’s social media efforts.

So — who is the latest RE.net blogger that is going to be poached for this job?