Two weeks ago, Zillow organized a small event in Washington DC with the title “Getting Our House In Order: Solving the Lingering Issues of the Housing Recession”. The full program was filmed and is available here. If you’re pressed for time, you can get the highlights here. I was on an airplane to California then, so could not attend. Not that I’d have flown to DC on a moment’s notice in any event, but… of all of the industry related events this year, this was the one I most would have liked to have gone to.
For once, a real estate industry event where “social media” wasn’t a panel topic? Sign me up, Scottie.
There have been more than a few people who noticed, not the least of which is the Washington Post, but… because the Post is general media, there are a few things here that are getting missed. Or, more accurately, few people are as oddly obsessed about Big Picture Industry Prognostication — all predictions sure to be wrong, or your money back — than I am, so… I haven’t seen much higher level thought on the Forum or the topics.
Let me offer a few thoughts. Because from where I sit, the Zillow Forum was extraordinary for a variety of reasons. Those interested in big picture trends in the industry ought to think about these things, in at least a cursory way.