I've been preparing to teach a Fair Housing class and talking to fellow agents and many seem surprised that most of the Fair Housing complaints each year come from the same group. In fact, according to the National Fair Housing Alliance, 58.9% of the complaints alleging discrimination in 2019 were on the basis of disability.
So here's the favor I'm asking of you:
Could you spend a few extra minutes when entering a listing into your MLS and be sure to list all of the accessibility features that apply to your listing?
Simple, right? You've probably heard the expression, junk in, junk out when it comes to databases. In the case of disability features, it's really more like nothing in, nothing out.
I recently did a search for a client who is dependent on a wheel chair, and you'd be surprised by how few listings came up. And when they did, there were other listings in the same building that did not list the same accessibility features.
Thank you in advance,