Fill in the blank…
“I have a _________…”
I’m about 100% sure I can guess what word you chose.
Was it “dream”?
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 American Congress the last push needed to pass the Fair Housing Act, back in 1968. It’s pretty involved, so I won’t get into it all here, 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.
In Canada, it was The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted by the United Nations in 1948, that embodied these same standards.
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.
As a Real Estate Broker, I am proud in making sure this Declaration is followed by making people aware that discrimination based upon race (and many other things) is not acceptable in all Real Estate related transactions such as advertising, mortgage ending, homeowner’s insurance, etc.
Just figured I’d take this appropriate moment to pay MLK some respect, and give you some insight into just some of the responsibilities us Realtors have.
That’s all for now…
…and may your dreams come true.
Your Real Estate Resource,
Miranda O’Sullivan | Broker
P.S. While my dream of helping people find their dream home is certainly not comparable to Martin Luther King’s dream…
Owning a home has become a huge part of the North American Dream.
Please know how seriously I take this career. And how much heart and soul I put into helping people find their dream home.
If you know anyone dreaming of finding a home, please have them give me a call… I’d love to be a part of helping make their dream come true.
(Or maybe you even have a dream we should talk about…)