I am a certified Fair Housing REALTOR®. This is not just another fancy attachment to my title, it has great meaning for you. As a Fair Housing REALTOR®, I promise to:
Provide equal professional service without regard to the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin of any prospective client, customer, or of the residents of any community.
Keep informed about fair housing laws and practices, improving my clients' and customers' opportunities and businesses.
Develop advertising that indicates that everyone is welcome and no one is excluded; expanding my clients' and customers' opportunities to see, buy, or lease property.
Inform my clients and customers about their rights and responsibilities under the fair housing laws by providing brochures and other information.
Document my efforts to provide professional service, which will assist me in becoming a more responsive and successful REALTOR(R).
Refuse to tolerate non-compliance to these principles.
Learn about those who are different from me and celebrate those differences.
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 my firm to carry out the spirit of this declaration and encourage all our agents to follow these guidelines.
I also promise to adhere to the following principles:
I welcome you and want to do business with you.
I will base my decision and opinions of you on who you are, not on any preconceived stereotypes or ingrained value judgments.
I subscribe to the Federal Fair Housing Act and its principles.
I embrace and celebrate the strength that diversity brings to our communities and nation.
I will help you find opportunities to buy the house you choose.
I will market homeownership to the public and reach out to people who may not know that homeownership is a real option.
I will make sure you know there is a full range of housing choices available to you and encourage you to consider all communities and neighborhoods.
I will make every effort so that we can communicate with each other. If we do not share a common language, I will work with you to find someone who can interpret.
I have incorporated these principles in my daily operations and my overall business plan. I would be proud to share it with you.
I am here to help you meet your real estate needs, because you are the reason I am in business.
Please let me know about any cultural or special needs that you have so our business relationship will be comfortable and successful. This is very important to me, because I want to make your real estate experience positive and encouraging. If you have any questions on any of this, please feel free to email me and I will get back to you promptly.