| Mar 29, 2017
April 2017 marks the 49th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Each year, Realtors® recognize the significance of this event and reconfirm their commitment to upholding fair housing law as well as their commitment to offering equal professional service to all in their search for real property. Realtors® agree to:
- Provide equal professional service without regard to the race, color, religion, gender (sex), disability (handicap), familial status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity of any prospective client, customer, or of the residents of any community.
- Keep informed about fair housing law and practices, improving their clients' and customers' opportunities and their business.
- Develop advertising that indicates that everyone is welcome and no one is excluded; expanding their client's and customer's opportunities to see, buy, or lease property.
- Inform their clients and customers about their rights and responsibilities
under the fair housing laws by providing brochures and other information.
Document their efforts to provide professional service, which will assist them in becoming a more responsive and successful Realtor®.
- Refuse to tolerate non-compliance.
- Learn about those who are different from them and celebrate those
- Take a positive approach to fair housing practices and aspire to follow the spirit as well as the letter of the law.
- Develop and implement fair housing practices for their firm to carry out the spirit of this declaration.
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Sources: 2017 Fair Housing Poster (HUD) • Fair Housing Declaration (NAR)