Houston’s Realtor Association Bars Use of ‘Master’

With the new reckoning about systemic racism in America, the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) decided that “master bedroom” should be replaced with “primary bedroom,” according to a CNN report.

So long as guest bedrooms aren’t called “slave bedrooms,” I see nothing wrong with the term “master bedroom.”  (And what slaveowner ever had his enslaved workers sleeping in adjoining bedrooms under the same roof?)

I checked with REcolorado, our local MLS (which is separate from but owned by our local Realtor associations), and I was assured that there is no plan here to follow HAR’s initiative, and I suspect frankly that HAR will have second thoughts about that change. I agree with John Legend, whose response was to ridicule the change and tell them to concentrate instead on the very real issue of discrimination in real estate.

Author: Golden Real Estate, Inc.

Golden Real Estate is a prominent member of the Denver/Jefferson County real estate scene. Based in Golden, we service both Denver and Jeffco, representing both buyers and sellers. We're well known for Broker Jim Smith's weekly "Real Estate Today" column published in the Denver and Jeffco editions of the Denver Post's YourHub section each Thursday. The column also appears in several weekly newspapers and is archived at www.JimSmithColumns.com. We have nine agents, all of whom are Realtors and EcoBrokers. Our office is Net Zero Energy since December 2017, and several of us drive electrics cars. Known for our sustainable practices, we accept polystyrene (aka "Styrofoam") for recycling, keeping 200 cubic yards per year out of area landfills.

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