This month marks the 53rd anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, the landmark legislation that prohibits housing discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and family status.
Fair Housing is much more than a class we have to take every few years as part of our continuing education credits, it’s something we as real estate agents need to defend and support every day in our businesses.
To commemorate the anniversary of this important law, I wanted to touch on the “everyday” things that we real estate agents do that unconsciously create fair housing issues.
These seem innocent at first or you might think, “everyone” does it that way, but when you dive deeper into these types of practices, you start to see the unconscious bias we all carry around that could create unintentional discrimination.
Just because “everyone else” is doing something or you think doing something will mean you win a deal, doesn’t make it the right thing to do.
Today’s episode highlights three specific practices to stop doing and three things you can also start doing to foster accessibility to housing.
I believe our job as real estate agents isn’t just to sell homes, but to truly help the people who need our help.
You are helping to make the dream of home, and all that brings with it, a reality for people.
You are doing important work. Don’t ever forget that. Keeping going.
To your success,
P.S. In this episode, I mentioned a resource called Anti-Racism For Beginners. You can access it for free right here.
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Hi, I'm Jennifer!
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