We believe in Equal Opportunity Housing for all!
Realty Masters is an Equal Opportunity Housing Partner
All of our team members strongly believe in the One America Principles and Fair Housing Act.
- I welcome you and want to do business with you.
- I will base my decision and opinion of you on who you are, not on any preconceived stereotypes or ingrained value judgements.
- I subscribe to the Federal Fair Housing Act and its principles.
- I embrace and celebrate the strength that diversity brings to our communities and our nation.
- I will help you find opportunities to buy the home you choose.
- I will market home ownership to the public and reach out to people who may not know that home ownership is a realistic option.
- I will make sure you know there is a full range of housing choices vailable to you and encourage you to consider all communities and neighborhoods.
- I will make every effort to maintain open two-way communication. If we do not share a common language, I will work with you to find someone who can interpret.
- I have incorporated these principles in my daily operations and my overall business plan. I would be proud to share the plan with you.
- I am here to help you meet your real estate needs because you are the reason I am in business!
- Please let me know about any cultural or special needs that you have so our business relationship will be comfortable and successful.
Fair Housing - It's Your Right
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of race or color, national origin, religion, sex, handicap, and familial status.
What Housing Is Covered? The Fair Housing Act covers most housing. In some circumstances, the Act exempts owner occupied buildings with no more than four units, single-family housing sold or rented without the use of a broker and housing operated by organization and private clubs that limit occupancy to members.
What Is Prohibited? In the Sale and Rental of Housing: No one may take any of the following actions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap:
- Refuse to rent or sell housing
- Refuse to negotiate for housing
- Make housing unavailable
- Deny a dwelling
- Set different terms, conditions or privileges for sale or rental of a dwelling
- Provide different housing services or facilities
- Falsely deny that housing is available for inspection, sale or rental
- For profit, persuade owners to sell or rent (blockbusting) or
- Deny anyone access to or membership in a facility or service (such as a multiple listing service) related to the sale or rental of housing.
In Addition: It is illegal for anyone to:
- Threaten, coerce, intimidate or interfere with anyone exercising a fair housing right or assisting others who exercise that right
- Advertise or make any statement that indicates 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 that is otherwise exempt from the Fair Housing Act.
Additional Protection If You Have A Disability. If you or someone associated with you:
- Have a physical or mental disability (including hearing, mobility and visual impairments, chronic alcoholism, chronic mental illness, AIDS, AIDS Related Complex and mental retardation) that substantially limits one or more major life activities
- Have a record of such a disability or
- Are regarded as having such a disability
Your landlord may not:
- Refuse to let you make reasonable modifications to your dwelling or common use areas, at your expense, if necessary for the handicapped person to use the housing (Where reasonable, the landlord may permit changes only if you agree to restore the property to its original condition when you move.)
- Refuse to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices or services if necessary for the handicapped person to use the housing.
- Example: A building with a "no pets" policy must allow a visually impaired tenant to keep a guide dog.
- Example: An apartment complex that offers tenants ample, unassigned parking must honor a request from a mobility-impaired tenant for a reserved space near her apartment if necessary to assure that she can have access to her apartment.
Housing Opportunities For Families Unless a building or community qualifies as housing for older persons, it may not discriminate based on familial status. That is, it may not discriminate against families in which one or more children under 18 live with: a parent, a person who has legal custody of the child or children or, the designee of the parent or legal custodian, with the parent or custodian's written permission. Familial status protection also applies to pregnant women and anyone securing legal custody of a child under 18. Exemptions are provided in certain instances.
If You Think Your Rights Have Been Violated HUD is ready to help with any problem of housing discrimination. If you think your rights have been violated, you may fill out the Housing Discrimination Complaint Form, write HUD a letter or telephone the HUD Hotline. You have one year after an alleged violation to file a complaint with HUD, but you should file it as soon as possible.
Where to Write: Send the Housing Discrimination Complaint Form or a letter to the HUD regional office nearest you (addresses on the Complaint Form) or to: Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity & U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Room 5204, Washington, D.C. 20410-2000
Where to Call: If you wish, you may use the toll-free Hotline number: 1-800-669-9777. (In Washington, D.C. call 708-0836.)
Web Accessibility Help The Realty Masters team is committeed to providing an accessible website for all to utilize, including those with disabilities. All the pages on our website will meet Web Content Accessbility Guidelines 2.1 Conformance.
We have incorporated an accessbility plugin, provided by UserWay, to assist our clients with accessibility on our website. The accessbility widget is located in the upper left hand corner of the screen of this website. It provides accessibility tools to help you better navigate our website. Click on the icon to expand the Accessibility Menu. From there, you can utilize several accessibility tools.
Here For You: Our team is here for you. Please reach out if you have any questions about utilizing this widget or if you would like us to provide additional information for you in any additional manner.
Continued Improvements: It is our policy to continuously monitor our website to provide accessibility and equal access to information to all. Additionally, we complete an annual review to find ways to improve our acessibility.
Feedback: We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Realty Masters' website. Phone- call or text (850) 473-3983 Email- firstname.lastname@example.org Mail- 4400 Bayou Blvd 58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
We welcome your suggestions on how to continue to improve our website's accessibility for all. Please contact us if you have any suggestions or ideas on how to better improve your web experience.
Types of Nonpublic Personal Information We Collect: We collect nonpublic personal information about you that is provided to us by you or obtained by us with your authorization. Parties to Whom We Disclose Information For current and former clients, we do not disclose any nonpublic personal information obtained in the course of our practice except as required or permitted by law. Permitted disclosures include, for instance, providing information to our employees, and in limited situations, to our affiliates or unrelated third parties who need to know that information to assist us in providing services to you. In all such situations, we stress the confidential nature of information being shared
Protecting the Confidentiality and Security of Current and Former Clients’ Information: We retain records relating to professional services that we provide so that we are better able to assist you with your professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards. Please call if you have any questions, because your privacy, our professional ethics, and the ability to provide you with quality financial services are very important to us.