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Want To Lose Your License? -Violate The Federal Fair Housing Laws

If you have a real estate license, you know the definition of steering: the illegal funneling of home buyers to a particular area based on the desire to keep the makeup of that neighborhood the same or intentionally change it.

Racial steering is unacceptable for any reason, and it goes against Fair Housing laws. Our job is to match buyers to the features of available properties, not to the racial (or other) makeup of the area.

The Fair Housing Act was designed to prevent discrimination. Fair Housing Act legislation was contained in the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and modified by the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988. There are seven classes protected by the Fair Housing Act. They are:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • National Origin
  • Sex
  • Handicap
  • Familial Status

The following is a news story about an Agent with years of experience who violated these principles and lost her license, as well as, cost her Broker heavy fines and fees.


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Comment balloon 6 commentsMike Mayer • August 25 2010 12:30PM


That is so wrong and so 60's. I am glad that we have the laws that we do to rid us of the blatant Realtors.

Posted by Steve Davis, Carlsbad CA (Davis Coastal Properties) about 10 years ago

Steve & Carol - Yes what amazes me is the tenure this agent possessed and the inexcusable tactics she incorporated. I was taught to embrace Diversity as an infant; the terms 'bias' and 'discrimination' are foreign to my understanding and comprehension.

Posted by Mike Mayer (Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC) about 10 years ago

I saw this here at Active Rain; however thanks for your blog.  I hope many more see this.

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker about 10 years ago

Richard - You're welcome. I poured over dozens of formerly written blogs to prevent duplication of content and found none. My apologies if this was a previously posted subject.

Posted by Mike Mayer (Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC) about 10 years ago

I am glad that you share this great blog and I hope that rotten apples somewhere will follow your instructions, take care :)

Posted by Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor (Exit Realty Laredo) about 10 years ago

Thanks Ray. It was appalling to watch this video knowing it to be a relatively recent event and violating the very principles we, as a profession, endorse and support.

Posted by Mike Mayer (Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC) about 10 years ago