4 Ways to Address Bias Against LGBTQ Clients in Real Estate

Learn These 4 Steps to Better Serve LGBTQ Clients

LGBTQ homeseekers often face an uncertain journey when going through the home search and buying process. Like most minority identity groups, they are at significant risk of discrimination. Take homeownership – LGBTQ individuals are roughly 15% less likely to be homeowners than heterosexuals.

Discrimination can manifest itself in a variety of ways, both when attempting to rent or own a home. Beyond discrimination from landlords, lenders are less likely to approve loans for LGBTQ folks. Sellers may unexpectedly pull their homes “off the market” without explanation. Even then, discrimination doesn’t end when LGBTQ people are able to purchase a home; they frequently fear not being accepted by the neighborhood once they move in. Read More

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