The Ultimate Broker's Bible
1. A broker shalt not conceal a housing defect on behalf of the seller—it’s against the law.
2. Families with children under the age of 18 shall not be denied housing, except in buildings specifically designed for elderly persons or occupied solely by people who are 62 or older.
3. Both brokers and sellers shall not discriminate against buyers due to marital or military status, gender, mental or physical disability, or sexual orientation.
4. A broker shalt not submit an offer that does not include a summary of the buyer’s net worth, assets, and liabilities.
5. Brokers shall not steer clients to a specific neighborhood or building on the basis of race, color, religion, or ethnicity.
6. An individual broker shalt not act as a dual agent for both buyer and seller, unless one party lacks representation and the relationship is disclosed to everyone involved.
7. In real estate listings, a broker shalt not mention a residence’s proximity to places of worship or anything else that might indicate a preference or discrimination based on religion, race, or ethnicity.
8. A broker shalt not disclose a seller’s medical history to a potential buyer.
9. A broker shalt not reveal whether a residence was the site of a homicide, suicide, or accidental death.
10. Brokers shall not withhold offers from their clients—even when they are considerably lower than fair market value.