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November 6, 2018 James Garnett, 410-569-0750 ext. 222
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act in 1968, the Harford County Association of REALTORS® Fair Housing Committee will host Shred-It Day on Saturday, November 10, 2018
Bel Air — This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Fair Housing Act in 1968. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) was instrumental in the passing of the bill and, as a result, all members must adhere to a code of ethics that includes nondiscrimination.
“Fair Housing is integral to the ethical commitment of our members, as outlined in the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. While REALTORS® continue to work to ensure affordable and sustainable housing opportunities are available for Americans in every corner of this country, we must also commit ourselves to ensuring that all Americans, regardless of any physical or mental disability, have access to all services offered by REALTORS®,” said NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation REALTOR® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty.
Harford County Association of REALTORS® members must agree to a Fair Housing Declaration that states;
I 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, age, creed, occupation, personal appearance or political opinion of any prospective client, customer, or of the residents of any community;
• Keep informed about fair housing law and practices, improving my clients' and customers' opportunities and my business;
• Develop advertising that indicates that everyone is welcome, and no one is excluded, expanding my client's and customer's 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®;
• Refuse to tolerate non-compliance;
• 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 and;
• Develop and implement fair housing practices for my firm to carry out the spirit of this declaration.
Harford County Association of REALTORS® Fair Housing Art Contest, “One America – Housing for All” is scheduled during April of 2019 for Fair Housing Month. Materials for the art contest will be distributed during Shred-It Day this Saturday, November 10th between the hours of 9am and noon at the Association’s location 2227 Old Emmorton Road, Suite 117 in Bel Air. Shred-It Day is hosted by Harford County Association of REALTORS® Fair Housing Committee. Additional information for homeowners will be available. Three bankers’ boxes of papers maximum please.
The National Association of REALTORS® is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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Most consumers these days begin their real estate search for homes, and real estate agents online. There are so many "portals" or web sites that promote themselves as the biggest, best, user friendly, etc., that often the consumer gets confused because the data they find turns out to be inaccurate and outdated. More frequently there have been many "scams" that lure a consumer to send or wire money to the owner or another person directly and the keys will follow in the mail.
An experienced consumer with such inaccurate and outdated information is often frustrated with the real estate salesperson, who has no control over the data the consumer may have found on unreliable web sites.
The solution to avoid inaccurate and outdated information on real property is to work with a licensed real estate salesperson, preferably a Harford County REALTOR® who has the most accurate, reliable and up to date information on listing prices, market status and comparable sales data.
If you do search the internet for real estate information, rely on www.REALTOR.com , which is more integrated with the MLS systems nation wide. REALTORS® use it and it is updated every 15 minutes.
Take a look at the current Harford County Real Estate Market HERE.
About the Harford County Association of REALTORS®
The Harford County Association of REALTORS® provides its members with resources that enable them to conduct business professionally while promoting the values and benefits for local communities to use the services of our REALTOR® members.
Harford County Association of REALTORS® is a non-profit professional trade association with over 1,350 members dedicated to the preservation of real property rights and our community. REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark which may only be used by those real estate professionals who subscribe to the REALTOR® organization’s strict Code of Ethics, and who are members of the National, State and Local REALTOR® organization.
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