Real Estate Town Hall Meeting - In A Southern California Community

Will a Real Estate "Town Hall" meeting really help bring back the real estate market? 


Can putting together industry experts with local homeowners, renters, buyers and veterans really make a difference?  If so, you may want to follow the results of this upcoming Community Town Hall meeting. My guess is that since this has never been done before, and if something like this is successful, you'll want to be following this model in your area to try and improve values, buy smarter, and get educated about the local real estate market.


I'm looking forward to attending the Real Estate Marketing Summit in San Diego at the end of the month.  The Town Hall meeting that has been recently added to this event will be on December 1st for those who care to join us or follow on Facebook.  You can get more details about either event at Real Estate Marketing Summit or at Real Estate Town Hall but more importantly, I would suggest staying on top of the results and the out-come of an event like this.  It could be a great learning experience on how or how not to change the market in your local area.

Bringing the community together is one thing, throwing in some education and local market information is another, but combining local officials, community and real estate experts in a room with everyday hardworking citizens who are feeling and experiencing the "reality of realty" in their hyper-local geographic areas may be one of the most powerful or craziest things ever tried before in the history of real estate. 


Who will be the eyes, ears, and mouths at Town Hall?  US Congressman Duncan Hunter, Bank of America Vice President Doug Smith, local Association Board or Realtors President Mark Marquez, CEO of the Neuman and Neuman team Prudential Real Estate Gregg Neuman, our very own Chief Revenue Officer from Zillow, Greg Schwartz and many others.


My bet is that this Town Hall meeting could really open up some eyes and opportunities, provide some great education on both sides of the fence, and create an entirely new approach to the way real estate professionals and consumers and communities come together.  Sometimes the only way to get the neighbors out onto the street talking to each other is to send a fire truck or an ambulance down that street.  Do you hear a siren coming?


Whether you're an agent, lender, homeowner, or renter in or out of the area, you're invited to attend the Town Hall meeting either in person or virtually.  You are the one that makes a difference in the lives of those you come into contact with everyday so come be part of something exciting that just might empower you and help make an impact and change in your real estate markets.  Don't just think about it, do something about it and...

Kudos to the panel of experts, the local real estate professionals, and the community for attempting to "Make a Difference" in their local real estate markets and communities,  it's not going to happen or come from a single town hall meeting, but the potential of what could come out of this is enormous. Creating future real estate changes, having open communication, sharing local opportunity and education just might make this effort worth while,  but only if you're open to this kind of thing.

Bringing back the Real Estate Market...TOGETHER!

Join us at the Real Estate Town Hall Meeting in San Diego, CA



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Comment balloon 20 commentsBrad Andersohn • November 22 2010 03:40PM


Wow! Kudos for the idea and a hat tip for the professional prospects.

Posted by Brad Rachielles, REALTOR, CDPE, Upland, CA (CENTURY 21 Peak, Ca BRE# 01489453) about 10 years ago

Brad - I agree.  Will it work?  I'll chance it, count me in!

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

I can see your point and that is an interesting angle...
Your friend in Washington State

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) about 10 years ago
This is certainly something we should be watching, interesting idea, I am curious to see how this plays out...hey at the least it can't hurt
Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) about 10 years ago

Bringing people together in an open forum is a great idea.  Hopefully the moderator will be able to keep it on point and if that is achieved good ideas will flow.

Posted by Simon Mills (Mills Realty) about 10 years ago

Brad, can't get the video to play right now... will be back to watch.  But I like the idea.  Greg Neuman is a great representative for us Realtor's...  he knows his stuff.  Enjoy the Summit and keep us posted!!

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) about 10 years ago
Thanks Brad! Sounds interesting so I signed up to see it virtually. I'm sure it will be much more exciting in person!!!
Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) about 10 years ago

VERY interesting. I'm looking forward to your future blog post about how it went and what impact it had. Sounds like a huge thing to organize - who took the lead on this one?

Posted by Caroline Gosselin (Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty) about 10 years ago
I am signing up as a virtual. Thanks Brad
Posted by David Okada, Service-Beyond Your Expectations (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) about 10 years ago

If you're not there in person or virtually, I'll try to post updates or put something up while I'm down there. 

I'm really excited about this event, plus it's in an awesome location.  Hope to see many of you there. :)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Hi Brad,

Kudos on attending.

Keep up updated by post.



Posted by Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired (Retired) about 10 years ago

I've been trying to convince residents of neighborhoods and the realtors that work them to worry about making the neighborhoods attractive, physically and price-wise. Let's fix the economy one neighborhood at a time.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) about 10 years ago

Brad - it's a great idea and my bet is it will be well received. I'll be watching for the follow-up. It's not in my bduget or schedule. :(


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) about 10 years ago

I'll be interested to hear how it goes - I hope that there are people in attendance that are not in the industry professionally - the homeowners & renters. 

Posted by Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate (Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers) about 10 years ago

Quick update: 11/22

A personal quote from Steve Hundley for Steve Sheer, 

"So far 225 citizens have signed up, several more news breaks this week!
Expecting 500+"

This event is on fire... especially the guy who's part of putting it all together.
Steve Hundley, he's on fire I'm tellin ya, just look at this:

Here he is on the Radio "Live" on video

Now I'm even more pumped and excited about this!

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Hey Brad, this sounds very interesting. The timing is off just a bit for me to attend, but I will stay tuned!

Posted by Don Wixom, "Looking out for your next move..."tm (RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID) about 10 years ago

That is very cool Brad, thank you for the enrollment update.  It will be interesting to see the lessons learned from the experience.

Posted by Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate (Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers) about 10 years ago
good to see you there -- let me know if I can ever be of assistance in San Diego in the future
Posted by Scott Hoen, COO, Hollywood Title Company 714-270-9607 ( almost 10 years ago

Hey Scott - it was great seeing you, will definitely let you know next time we're down in the area.  Thanks. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

Update: The Townhall meeting was very interesting. Congressman Duncan was challenged and will be following up with the residents and officials of San Diego in conjunction with Steve Hundley and associates to have a full day real estate symposium. The goal?  To share and discuss ideas and information with the community that will be beneficial to homeowners.  More on that coming soon...

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago