Gay friendly realtor!

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Real Estate Agent with AM Real Estate Resources
Is it wrong to advertise yourself as a "gay friendly" realtor?  I'm sure there are good people and bad people regardless of sexual orientation-- but I've only had great experiences in helping gay couples buy and sell homes and am wondering if it's okay to advertise this way?  I'm all ears.
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Greg Bolzle
Wise Properties, Inc.

i don't think its wrong at all to advertise as a "gay friendly agent".  in most states, its not a protected class, however, some individual counties have their own restrictions regarding sexual orientation.  i am a gay agent and use several sites to advertise.  i have actually received a couple very good leads from the sites.  one is usgayrelocation.com and its free to list here.

as a gay guy, i feel that most other gay people feel more comfortable going into the transaction knowing that the person they are working with will not discriminate.  unless you've ever experienced such, you wouldn't understand. 

October 07, 2008 03:08 PM
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naglrep.com is the website for the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals.

February 26, 2009 06:07 PM
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John LaRocca
LaRocca Inspections

I think that your intentions are certainly the best and you are trying to let the gay and lesbian community know that you accept their choices and do not discriminate.

However, perhaps instead of the term "Gay Friendly' you could simply advertise yourself in magazines, newspapers, websites, etc. that are circulated in the local gay and lesbian community.

February 26, 2009 06:12 PM
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Jack Stapleton
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Austin Suburban Properties

I am glad that the issue has come up.  The fact people are talking about it is important.  Good Job. 

Here is your answer.  If you would like to advertise to the gay community, perhaps you could look into advertising in the Blade, or the Advocate magazines.  You could also leave your business card at gay clubs, gay-friendly coffee shops, and join the gay chamber of commerce.  You could also join the HRC "Human Rights Campaign".  If you are looking to attract a certain type of buyer, advertise in the areas that buyer would most likely gravitate.

June 18, 2009 09:11 PM
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Eric LaMay

Maybe it is just being from Texas and Fort Worth for me. I have found that working with "Gay" couples has been exhausting. I would love to handle more "gay" transactions but I would like to work with "level headed" couples that respect that do in fact know my business.

I have found most gay couples that I have worked with to be "Know it Alls", as if they are the ones holding the Real Estate License, taking the continuing education and working for the best interest of their clients, regardless of their sexual orientation.

As a gay man with a partner of fourteen years I have a lot to offer but have little time for game playing.

September 15, 2009 06:31 PM
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