There are many things I wanted to take this space to say, but I’ve decided to keep it short and say, ‘Hello.’ I want to use this time to re-introduce you to CRT. We’ve been quiet on communication channels and are opening those back up today. While at Annual, we’ll be posting to Twitter (@CRTweet) and our Facebook page.
First, let me introduce myself. My name is Chad Curry and I’m Managing Director of CRT. I’ve been with NAR for 6 1/2 years as a web developer prior to this role. I’m really keen on the future of the web and the mobile space. As devices diversify, it makes sense for us to be focused on web standards to keep our code base lean and our products fresh and iterating.
Since I’ve been Managing Director, CRT has re-positioned itself with a mission to serve the member and increase the value proposition through our web properties and mobile space. Our first major project was the rework of realtor.org. This has been a fast and intensive process and we recently released version 1.1 in concert with Publications and Marketing. We’ll have a piece on that after Annual covering the technologies and philosophies for that site build.
Aside from that, we are still doing the a lot of the same stuff: research, product testing, speaking engagements, tech advocacy and education, surveys, and promoting the RETS standard.
At Annual on Saturday, we are holding the Business Technical and Information Systems Forum. The session is called ‘Developing APP-titude’ and it’s being held in the Orange County Convention Center, West Building, Valencia W415BC. We have three great speakers lined up: Chris Nichols, Amy Smythe-Harris and Heather Elias. They will be covering the mobile apps they use in their daily workflows. We’re very excited that they’ve agreed to speak this Saturday. I also want to say ‘Thank you’ to our Chair Greg Herb and our vice-chair Danny Frank for their work and ideas. You can get the details of the session here.
We’ll have more for you as the week progresses and we hope to see you at NAR Annual. I hope to see you there and say ‘Hello’ in person.