Noncompliance with Fair Housing laws is a risk that responsible brokers simply cannot assume as a cost of doing business. Do you need to re-energize your fair housing compliance program?
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has numerous resources to help you in this effort. In fact, they've recently revamped their Fair Housing landing page, nar.realtor/fair-housing, to be a "one-stop shop" for the latest information and core Fair Housing resources, including free downloads and training materials. Here are a few examples:
In addition, NAR recently passed a Fair Housing Action Plan, abbreviated 'ACT' to emphasize (A)ccountability, (C)ulture Change, and (T)raining, to ensure America's 1.4 million REALTORS® are doing everything possible to protect housing rights in America. You can read more about that plan here.
NC REALTORS® is committed to making sure you have the most accurate information and tools to promote fair housing. We'll keep you updated as the ACT program develops, and as more guidance and resources are made available. You can find the latest information at ncrealtors.org/fairhousing.
While the NAR lawsuit judgment has stirred the real estate world, the industry is far from grinding to a halt. Real estate transactions will continue, and the role of REALTORS® in providing valuable guidance remains unchanged. Consumers should actively engage with their agents, and real estate professionals should focus on the value they bring to the table. The lawsuit is just one chapter in a continuously evolving industry, and both consumers and professionals need to stay engaged and informed.
It's that time of year again, and I'm here to help you make the most of your trip to Anaheim for NAR NXT, The REALTOR® Experience. Don't worry if you're not attending – these tips are great for any big trip! Let's banish the overwhelm and get you ready to conquer your packing list.
The May 2023 edition of "Insight: The Voice of Real Estate in North Carolina" magazine from NC REALTORS® is out now! This edition is packed with articles to help you personally and professionally, including tips on self-care and delegating tasks with virtual assistants. Don't miss out on this must-read edition!