Redlining and steering continue to plague housing. So where's NAR?
By backing its membership and ignoring bad actors, the National Association of Realtors has set itself up for government oversight and intervention, writes Revaluate co-founder Chris Drayer
by Chris Drayer Jun 13
At Bespoke Real Estate, racial slurs were part of the job, new suit claims
Jarret Willis, a Black agent who worked at the Hamptons-based luxury brokerage, was smeared by epithets, including 'Jafar' in reference to the 'Aladdin' Disney movie, a white colleague claims
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 23
'The appraisal process is an absolute joke': The Real Word
Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss the future of appraisals, incentive-based recruiting and this week's Left, Middle, Right
by Byron Lazine Aug 26
Redfin calls on real estate websites to drop crime data
The company cited the real estate industry's history of redlining, as well as the potential to reinforce racial bias, as reasons to abandon crime data on search portals and other websites
by Jim Dalrymple II Dec 13
Agent swept up in hack canned from brokerage for Holocaust views
Joshua Alayon allegedly tried to register a slew of domains such as,, and
by Andrea V. Brambila Sep 22
Nation's first reparations program targets Black homeowners, buyers
The funds, for which Black residents of Evanston between 1919 and 1969 qualify, can be used for various housing costs, like a down payment, home improvements and late penalties
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 23
Notarize offers free notarizations to eliminate racial covenants
Digital notary startup hopes to help 'in the fight against real estate-based systemic racism'
by Andrea V. Brambila Feb 23
California agent fired after racist verbal attack on Asian woman
Former Beach City Brokers agent Mike Dalcin was filmed flipping off and insulting an Asian woman in Brentwood, Los Angeles
A look at 2020: A year of reckoning for housing policy and equality
From eviction bans to redlining, zoning reform and the NAR Code of Ethics update, 2020 has been a year of reckoning on real estate's checkered past
by Marian McPherson Dec 31
2 Black broker-owners share triumphs, struggles in luxury
Real estate veterans Kofi Nartey and Quiana Watson share how discrimination impacts professionals and consumers of color and what can be done about it
by Marian McPherson Nov 6
Redfin accused of price policies that favor white neighborhoods: Lawsuit
A new suit argues the online brokerage disproportionally serves white neighborhoods. CEO Glenn Kelman countered that Redfin hasn't pushed into lower income areas because it needs to pay agents a living wage
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 29
An umpire waving a flag
The National Association of Realtors says it's gotten 'an unprecedented number of complaints about Realtors posting discriminatory speech and conduct online'
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 14
Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider: Real estate industry 'isn’t diverse enough'
The Realogy CEO would like to see a more diverse group of agents and brokers in the US, which he believes would also help improve executive level diversity
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 15
Real (Estate) Talk: Why 'I didn't know' can't be an excuse
This moment of heightened awareness about equality is an opportunity for real estate professionals to etch a more complete story on the history of real estate in America. Here's why the industry could benefit from more diversity training and courses
by Lee Davenport Aug 20