The Houston Association of REALTORS® says it will stop permitting the term “master bedroom” or “master bathroom” to be used in MLS descriptions. The decision to remove the term comes after a group of real estate professionals said the term “master” on property description represents a potential stigma.
HAR has updated the phrase to “primary bedroom” and “primary bath” on its MLS and on har.com. The national standards organization for MLSs is reportedly considering a similar change that would make “primary” the new standard nationwide.
“‘Master’ represents a stigma and place in time that we need to move forward from,” Tiffany Curry, a Houston real estate broker and owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, told the Houston Chronicle. “As a progressive, diverse city, Houston should be reflective of its citizenship.” Some home builders are dropping the term, too. David Weekley Homes now refers to the space as the “owner’s retreat” instead.
The National Association of REALTORS® told the Houston Chronicle that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has advised the association that the term “master bedroom” is not discriminatory and that its usage does not violate any fair housing laws.
Stupid is as stupid does. Seeing idiocy like this makes the case for the public to think realtors are just a cut above the old school car salesmen (or worse.) Uh oh, don’t get me started. I’ve been around too long & have seen too much.
I mean really, are you kidding me? Pointless virtue signalling is demeaning to all true real estate professionals & our public, plain and simple. The public sees right through this ignorance and are equally disgusted. It makes us sound like another bunch of vapid politicians. Worse yet, it signals surrender to the mob that wants to end capitalism & abolish police. What’s next? Maybe we should end private property rights too, ’cause racist or something. I’m sure under the new socialism that commissions will be unfair too. You greedy capitalist realtors!
“Progressive” means let’s play silly word games instead of doing anything truly meaningful. “Progressive” means tear down our history & ignore daily killing in progressive cities while expounding on diversity. “Progressive” means doxxing, violent riots, and endless calls for more more more from the perpetually aggrieved. It’s a child’s game, played by children. The grownups have forgiven, and moved on. No one can win if the rules change every single day.
Moving to Houston? Stay away from any company silly enough to worry about stuff like this! Haven’t you heard? Get woke, go broke. Dumb, dumb, dumb….
Update: We have a winner! Tiffany Curry is our “Jackass of the Day” award winner. Congrats Tiffany!