Nebraska Real Estate Continuing Education - NEBRASKA Approved School: RealEstateCE.com
3.0 hours Fair Housing, Discrimination, and the Market Place Course Syllabus
3.0 Designated Subject Matter R.
Fair Housing laws prohibit licensees from advertising or making any statement indicating a limitation or preference based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or handicap. This prohibition against discriminatory advertising applies to single-family and owner-occupied housing otherwise exempt from the Fair Housing Act.
Some brokerages will have a policy that management must approve of all advertising before distribution from the licensee. The reasoning behind this pre-approval policy might include assuring that the licensee is adhering to brokerage policies, to check for content, grammar and spelling mistakes, and checking to be sure there are no violations in such areas as discrimination, fair housing, MLS rules etc. The firm should clearly state if pre-approval of advertising material is required.
A good general rule to remember is to describe the property not the people that will occupy it. You want to be sure that your remarks are worded in such a way that it doesn’t imply any preference.
Real estate professionals are prohibited from advertising or making any statement that indicates a limitation or preference based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap. This course will aid the real estate professional by providing instruction on the Fair Housing laws to help avoid advertising violations.