As Realtors, the first thing that comes to mind in most forum discussions is the topic of fair housing. Yes, it’s indeed an important topic to discuss, as it has laid significant groundwork for fairness in homeownership for people of color. However, it should not be the only topic of discussion.
Coming into the industry, I was aware I would face some challenges as a Black woman. However, I was cautiously optimistic that people would be more open to diversity and inclusion when working with industry professionals who did not look like them.
Nearly seven years have passed, and I am now a managing broker with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Paramount, and I am still discovering how much inclusion is needed.