According to real estate marketer Steve Hundley, realtors and consumers need to work together to revive the nation’s flagging housing market. To that end, Hundley put together “The Real Estate and Housing Symposium” which happened on April 21, 2011 in San Diego. The idea of the event was to have a Town Hall style event that would be recreated in major cities across the country.
The event was aimed to kick off a national campaign called “Bring Back Our U.S. Housing Market”, which seeks to initiate citizen-led forums focusing on a Blueprint for Housing Reform, which will be presented to Congress.
Hundley says it has become his personal mission to educate Americans on what they can do to help restore the country’s housing market. “Correcting our housing market means more money for communities, higher property values, more jobs created and improved consumer confidence.”
Assisting Hundley as honorary co-chairperson is Congressman Duncan Hunter, who observes, “The idea of presenting strategies from leaders in our real estate industry to our elected officials in every level of government to advocate meaningful reform is an important step, and I’m proud to be a part of it. The participants at this symposium are industry professionals who are in the trenches everyday with their clients.”
The Blueprint for Housing Reform addresses three key areas of recovery: removing as much inventory off the market as quickly as possible; addressing regulations that overly-restrict lending and put a choke hold on recovery; and restoring confidence in America’s housing market. Hundley stresses that a robust real estate and housing market creates millions of jobs.
“Ultimately,” he says, “We hope to create momentum that educates communities via Real Estate Town Halls across America – where we can reach and teach realtors and Americans in every neighborhood on what they can do to bring back our housing market.”