|2||History of Fair Housing|
|3||Fair Housing Exemptions|
|4||Equal Professional Service|
|6||Marketing and Advertising Compliance|
|7||Fair Housing Enforcement|
|8||Fair Housing Case Studies|
|9||Summary/Reduction of Risk|
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8. Keeping appointments.
Prospect #1 has made an appointment for Tuesday afternoon to show a just listed single level home, but the agent is challenged by a language barrier with this prospect. The agent does not feel like dealing with a labored conversation and so many questions today, so he calls and changes the appointment for next week, secretly hoping that someone else will buy the home over the weekend, and he will not have to spend the hours required in explaining the purchase agreement to Prospect #1.
Prospect #2 has made an appointment for Thursday afternoon, but the agent knows that Prospect #2 has disabilities that will require a a lot of time and patience in getting in and out of the car and in showing the properties. The process will be time consuming and tedious. The agent just sold three homes over the weekend and she needs to finish up some paperwork. She calls and cancels her appointment with Prospect #2.
Which of these situations are examples of violations? Both.
Fair housing laws specifically protect individuals with special needs such as the people in these examples and require real estate professionals to spend the time and effort needed to help them obtain a home. Both of these situations would likely be viewed as violations of fair housing laws.