Why we can’t say certain things

In real estate we are governed by many laws.  The Fair Housing Act, the Equal Opportunity Act and many other laws.

Metro Detroit real estate

You see

  • we can’t “steer” you to Canton or Novi because somebody or I believe it is a better neighborhood or city.  We can guide you to websites that give crime statistics or school rating so you can determine which is a “better” area or city.
  • we can’t respond to ethnic charged statements like “how many Asians live in this neighborhood” or “is this “neighborhood primarily white”.  A real estate agent that make statements like that or that responds to questions like that can get fined.  It is illegal to do it.
  • we as real estate agents can’t take you to one city or other because your have “like people in that city”  Sure Ann Arbor and Novi have large demographics of Asians.  Dearborn has a large population of Muslim and Arabic descent.  There are certain cities that have large populations of certain nationalities but as Metro Detroit real estate agents I can’t take you or steer you towards those cities because you belong, or have similar skin color, religion, or ethnicity. I mean because I think so, if you request to see those cities that is fine.  I have to show houses to you regardless of where some people would stereotype you as.  If I show a white person $200,000 colonial homes in CantonPlymouth, and Livonia then I must show any other person those same homes whether they are of Indian, Arabic, African, or Asian descent.  What I mean a real estate agent can’t take a black person to Belleville or Southfield instead of showing them those same Canton, Plymouth, and Livonia homes.  As a agent I concentrate more in a few different cities but I have to treat all races, religions, nationalities equally.  We can’t stereotype people.

As a Metro Detroit real estate agentwe must treat everybody equally.  We can’t steer or discriminate toward any one city or away from any one city.  So where ever you are looking at homes give me a call.  In the last few months I have sold houses in Royal Oak, Ypsilanti, Detroit, Livonia, Northville, Brighton, and Westland.  Just to name a few cities.  I go wherever and for what ever price of home.

Quite honestly I have found that many people believe that “their city” is the best.  I laugh because my wife thought Allen Park was not as good as Dearborn because she grew up in Dearborn.  Some Allen Parkers think Allen Park is better than Southgate.  If you live in Plymouth you think Plymouth is the best, where Northville residents think Northville is much nicer that Plymouth.  And of course  West Bloomfield residents think West Bloomfield is the place to be.  So I think it up to you to research and check out the cities on line to find where you feel at home.  What Metro Detroit city is best for you?

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Russ Ravary Your Michigan moving specialist serving Livingston, Oakland and Wayne Counties

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To make all your friends feel that there is something in them

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