Opening Doors to Housing
As a charter member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Seattle King County REALTORS® is proud to stand with our national organization as it launches a broader effort to promote awareness and progress on fair housing and equal opportunity for all. We encourage you to view the campaign here.
Our organization has existed for over 110 years to serve our members, their clients, and a real estate industry that fosters housing opportunity and homeownership.
During this time, the opportunity for housing has not been equal and available for all. We have learned from these past mistakes. As our understanding evolved, we made corrections, and we have become leaders on expanding fair housing rights.
The NAR campaign reaffirms our commitment to fair housing and our opposition to all forms of discrimination in housing. It highlights NAR’s strict Code of Ethics and Fair Housing Action Plan. It also reiterates the direction we, as REALTORS®, committed to 52 years ago with the passage of the Fair Housing Act.
Today, Seattle King County REALTORS® is launching an additional effort to make housing and opportunity tools available to our members as they serve the diverse communities in our area. For the next several weeks, our series on “Opening Doors to Housing” will be sharing resources, articles, best practices, talking points, and stories on advancing housing opportunities and promoting inclusiveness.
There is much work to be done. Our success depends on the commitment of every REALTOR® to stay informed and to aspire to follow the spirit of fair housing practices. We are here to assist, to inform, to encourage and to remind our members the pledge they take to uphold our Code of Ethics and promote the Fair Housing laws of our nation.
A good way to start is with self-assessment. Being mindful of recent examples of social injustice, review our Code of Ethics and rededicate yourself to its provisions. Then find an hour to view NAR’s informative video on avoiding implicit bias in everyday work. Please view the video below or on NAR’s website.