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Realtor Fair Housing Declaration

 

NAR and HUD have jointly developed a set of principles slating acceptable professional conduct for real estate professionals called "REALTOR* Fair Housing Declaration."  The declaration is as follows:

 

I agree to:

 

*Provide equal professional service without regard to the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin of any prospective principal, customer, or of the residents of any community.

 

*Keep informed about fair housing law and practices, improving my principal's and customer's opportunities and my business.

 

*Develop advertising that indicates that everyone is welcome and no one is excluded; expanding my principal's and customer's opportunities to see, buy, or lease property.

 

*Inform my principals 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.

 

*Develop and implement fair housing practices for my firm to carry out the spirit of this declaration.