Fill in the blank…
“I have a _________…”
Was it “dream”?
It doesn’t take a psychic to know what word you chose.
Good chance it was. We all know this line from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speech. So when we hear those first three words, it sort of naturally comes to mind.
But what many people aren’t aware of is how much he affected the lives of real estate agents, buyers, and sellers.
It was his death that gave Congress the last push needed to pass the Fair Housing Act, back in 1968. It’s pretty involved, but to put it simply…
This was put in place to ban racial discrimination in housing. You can’t be refused the rental or purchase of a house, based upon your race.
Seems simple enough to most people now. A given, if you will. But it didn’t happen overnight. And believe it or not, it still can and does come up.
But guess who’s a big part of making sure this Act is followed…
On the front lines, it’s real estate agents. We’re tasked with making people aware that discrimination based upon race (and many other things) are not acceptable, and they must refuse to work with anyone who wants to do so.
Real estate agents are proud to be a part of this ongoing history.
Today is the day where we take a moment to reflect and pay him respect. It’s also a good day to share some insight into how much more responsibility real estate agents have than meets the eye.
My Dream of helping people find their dream home is small comparatively, but owning a home is still a part of the American Dream I put my whole heart and soul I put into helping people find their dream home.
So if you know of anyone looking for their dream home…or getting started on that dream, have them contact me, I’d love to be a part of their dream coming true.
Or maybe you have a dream we should be talking about. Let’s chat! I can be reached via contact form, phone, text, email, social media, smoke signals, carrier pigeon (although please come get them) and skywriting.