Skip to main content

View Diary: How a salesman lost a sale (207 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Not unless you know that the agent (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Eyesbright, high uintas

    Complied.  And I'll bet he didn't.

    You can ask a real estate agent to do anything you want, but they can tell you it's illegal and refuse to do it.

    •  Of course the agent didn't (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      high uintas, CroneWit

      He's lose his license faster than you could say, "who me, racist?"

      But that won't prevent the owner from attempting to discover the race of the buyers.  Like I said, I never want to meet the previous owner or their realtor (and I'm a white gay male, who in theory is harder to pick out of a lineup for being a minority).

      Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

      by lostboyjim on Sun May 12, 2013 at 09:20:40 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Can still submit for investigation (0+ / 0-)

      I don't kniow what the Board of Realtors  can do (it's a great suggestion!), but submitting complaint to Fair Housing could result in action even if there's no 'case' there (and diarist would not have to 'prove' a case just raise the question).  Sometimes, Fair Housing sends -- well, I forget the term, but has employees pose as people who are looking to sell/buy in phone calls & site visits to find out if discriminatory action is taking place in an area.

      Having worked for a racist employer, it is possible that a Realtor and a racist seller can make a 'silent agreement' -- the Realtor can't write down the seller's conditions anywhere, but can, with a nudge and a wink, let the seller know that 'unacceptable' people won't see the property, or that the seller will be informed of the 'unacceptable' nature of people making an offer, so seller can refuse it.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (153)
  • Community (68)
  • Elections (34)
  • Media (33)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (31)
  • Law (30)
  • Environment (30)
  • Civil Rights (29)
  • Culture (29)
  • 2016 (29)
  • Science (25)
  • Barack Obama (25)
  • Hillary Clinton (24)
  • Labor (23)
  • Republicans (23)
  • Climate Change (23)
  • Economy (21)
  • Josh Duggar (19)
  • Marriage Equality (19)
  • Jeb Bush (18)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site