Acceptable Double Standard

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident BRE# 01215778

We live in a society in which Political Correct is the new standard.  Raised in the 60's in Detroit, this was quite the opposite.  People speaking their mind and free exchange of ideas was the norm.  I miss those days.

Anyway, my observation today is the Acceptable Double Standard.  I'm a Realtor and it is a normal and acceptable request for a customer to request a female agent.  This is totally understood and accepted in our industry.

Can you imagine the response and prejudice if a man called in and said I don't want to work with a Women, I wan a Man to work with. 

Wouldn't you say this is a truly accpetable double standard?

What is your opinion?

Tony Lewis RE/MAX of Valencia 661-510-7975

Comments (2)

John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I've never heard that people want to work more with female agents than male agents.  It's a shame that gender is even a thought - I just want my clients to work with the best agents, male or female.

Sep 21, 2015 05:03 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Tony Lewis ,  You have a point, however that doesn't seem to be an issue here.  The only thing that ha increased is the request for bilingual agents.

Sep 21, 2015 11:23 AM