How to be a Fair Housing decoder

Uncovering Bias to Interrupt Fair Housing Inequities

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By Lee Davenport

Have you noticed from shows like “The Tinder Swindler,” “Dateline,” “Snapped,” and the ID channel that abiding by the law is not automatic or even intuitive for everyone?

It’s April, but our mommas did not raise any fools—we understand that this very important factoid impacts all aspects of life.

Real talk: just because laws are in place does not mean that violators will get caught or face a commensurate penalty. Again, see the TV shows mentioned above.

Fair housing law violations are no exception. The laws and regulations that ensure housing is equally accessible to all are great (and April is the month we rightfully celebrate fair housing’s enactment), but that does not mean everyone will experience fair housing. Even though the federal act was passed 54 years ago, violaters still succeed.

Cue all fair housing advocates! Those of us who are real estate pros are smarter than the average bear, and we have an opportunity—and frankly, a responsibility—to interrupt UN-fair housing. We also have the tools at our disposal!

How do we do that?

I have a simple and high-impact technique that any real estate pro (agents, mortgage brokers, home stagers, appraisers, inspectors, and anyone else involved in a real estate deal) can immediately put into practice.

Check out this month’s master class, where I share a technique that business coaching conferences charge thousands of dollars to make privy.

And bonus, download for free the infographic mentioned in the video:

How to Be a Fair Housing Decoder© (click here to download)

Fair Housing infographic

I would love to hear from you. Give me a shout on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, or by visiting LearnWithDrLee.com. Download your complimentary (a.k.a. NO FEE but for a limited time, so hurry!) copy of my new book, How to Be an Anti-Racist Real Estate Pro. Want more tips from fellow real estate pros (like Leigh Brown, Kim Hayden, and Sarah Johnston to name just a few) to help you become even more resilient in real estate? Grab our new book, Resilient Real Estate Women, by clicking here. Want more of the best practices of our nation’s top producers? Grab your copy of the short read, Profit with Your Personality, and the classic, 5-star rated workbook, Plan to Win, to transform your real estate sales game plan. Or, get your “training on” with these on-demand classes.

Here’s to your success!


Dr. Lee Davenport is an Atlanta-based real estate coach who trains agents, teams, brokerages, and other business organizations on how to use today’s technology to work smarter. Join Lee’s free RE Tech Insider’s Club by visiting www.LearnWithLee.REALTOR.

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