The cat’s out of the bag and the big announcement that was to be made at RE BarCamp Virginia next week is common knowledge. Todd Carpenter, a well-known real estate social mediaphile, has been hired as NAR’s Social Media Manager. We have the first audio interview with the man known to Twitter users as @TCAR (though we think he should change his handle to @TNAR).

Thanks to Loudoun County Realtor Danilo Bogdanovic and Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors Education Director Matthew Rathbun for helping pull together on very short notice the questions asked in this interview. Right-click this link and select Save Target As… to download the file, or use the embedded media player below.

Todd’s coming-out party will be at RE BarCamp Virginia next week, so all of you who have RSVP’d will get to meet “the chosen one” in real life. It’ll be his second day on the job, so go easy on him, okay?

AgentGenius also has a must-read interview with Todd.