Fair Housing



A Guide for Sellers, Landlords, Buyers,
Tenants, and Real Estate Licensees

Fair Housing is rapidly becoming a flash point in the U.S. While much progress has been made in the past 20 years, recent studies indicate nearly 40 percent of Americans believe a landlord should be able to deny housing on the basis of race.

However, sound business practice unites with Federal and Washington law to provide fair housing opportunities to all residents of the state. Regardless of whether consumers are attempting to rent or own, they are protected.

Click here to download a printable guide to "Fair Housing in Washington State".




Prospect Equal Service Report
Good record keeping is good business, and good sense! 

REALTORS® use the National Association of REALTORS® "Prospect Equal Service Report" to help keep track of prospects, and to help ensure equal profesional service.

For a copy of the Prospect Equal Service Report, click here: (PDF)





Fair Housing Advertising Word and Phrase List
(Revised 2015)

This word and phrase list is intended as a guideline to assist in complying with fair housing laws.  It is not intended as a complete list of every word or phrase that could violate local, state or federal statutes.

This list is intended to educate and provide general guidance, not to provide legal advice.  It is intended to make you aware of and sensitive to the important legal obligations concerning discriminatory real estate advertising.

Click here for the advertising word and phrase list.