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Northwest Housing Summit 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
The concept of the Summit series began in a coffee shop. With the belief that, if everyone in the real
estate arena were able to talk to each other and hear out the issues we all have to contend with…maybe
we could pull the housing market back to a balanced level and set an example for the rest of the
The message from one Washington to another is that industry cooperation can get our economy ‘back
So our theme, according to Past President Craig Goebbel, is setting the pace for getting the Northwest
“Back On Track..” Hence, NORTHWEST HOUSING SUMMIT 2012…
In 2008 we shared the effects that the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) would have and the
risks associated with that system…many listened yet have been dramatically affected by the ‘unintended
consequences,’ We learned that devaluation and foreclosures were going to change the market, fraud
was going to reveal itself in many and varied ways, and only by banding together to ‘tough it out’ would
the licensed professionals survive…we had to be courageous to succeed for another year
In 2009 we came back to see what we had learned and how far we had come…we found we’d only seen
the ‘Tip of the Iceberg’ and reality was not what we had expected… We had legislators in the room with
us, regulators, and consumers. The forecast was unchanged and uncertainty was the projection. Social
Media was starting to make inroads with Twitter, Linked In and Facebook changing the way we talked
to each other.
2010 told us the ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’ was still the train of events with foreclosures,
unemployment, strict regulations, and uncertain oversight…we weren’t out of the woods! Rather we
needed to take the offensive and go back to strict basics…we had to prove we could keep doing it right!
2011 has come and gone, we’re here succeeding, building for tomorrow, and making things come
together again. It’s the time to revisit what we do together, learn what we’ve done right, and build the
legacy that speaks to the next generation and say we made it work…we got it back on track!