Teresa's Stories

Opinion
For some homebuyers, down payment assistance can prove to be a game-changer. Here's why, at the very least, real estate agents should familiarize themselves with affordable financing options for purchasing a home
Feb 11
Opinion
Yes, the NAR Code of Ethics is a higher standard — but it isn’t the highest standard. Here's what one broker thinks about self-policing among Realtors and the consequences of ethics violations
Jan 28
Opinion
More education for members and changes to the code of ethics is certainly a great start, but there's more that can be done. Here, one broker weighs in on what NAR can do to prevent future discrimination and promote fair housing
Dec 31
Opinion
A lot of changes took place in 2020, and many of us will likely reflect on them for years to come. Here are one broker's observations — the things she'll leave behind and the lessons she'll take with her into the new year
Dec 17
Opinion
NAR's mythical town of Fairhaven is meant to shed a realistic light on discrimination in the industry. But how does it stack up against standard fair housing classes? Here's one broker's experience
Dec 3
Opinion
With COVID-19 cases soaring, Teresa Boardman can't help but think of what's to come. Here's how the holiday season is going to be different this year
Nov 19
Opinion
Realtors have a unique opportunity to become fair housing ambassadors who take the lead and promote fair housing in their communities and the industry at large
Nov 5
Opinion
If the intent of the Code of Ethics is to hold real estate professionals to a higher standard, the proposed addition fails to achieve that. Here's why — plus what could be done
Oct 22