We're about 100% sure we can guess what word you chose.
Was it “dream”?
Good chance it was. We all know this line from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speech. So when we hear those first three words, it sort of naturally comes to mind.
But what many people aren’t aware of is how much he affected the lives of real estate agents, buyers, and sellers.
It was his death that gave Congress the last push needed to pass the Fair Housing Act, back in 1968. It’s pretty involved, so we won’t get into it all here, but to put it simply…
This was put in place to ban racial discrimination in housing. You can’t be refused the rental or purchase of a house, based upon your race.
Seems simple enough to most people now. A given, if you will. But it didn’t happen overnight. And believe it or not, it still can and does come up.
But guess who’s a big part of making sure this Act is followed…
On the front lines, it is people like us. Real estate agents. We’re tasked with making people aware that discrimination based upon race (and many other things) are not acceptable, and we must refuse to work with anyone who wants to do so.
And we are proud to be a part of this ongoing history.
Just figured we’d take this appropriate moment to pay him some respect, and give you some insight into how much more responsibility a real estate agent has than meets the eye.
That’s all for now…
…and mayyourdreams come true,
Dena, Nathan and Marie
P.S.While our dream of helping people find their dream home is certainly not comparable to Martin Luther King’s dream…
Owning a home has become a huge part of the American Dream.
Please know how seriously we take this career. And how much heart and soul we put into helping people find their dream home.
If you know anyone dreaming of finding a home, please have them give us a call… We’d love to be a part of helping make their dream come true.
(Or maybe you even have a dream we should talk about…)
Author:Dena Parry Phone: 803-287-9105 Dated: January 21st 2019 Views: 276 About Dena: Dena is a native of Lancaster, SC, just south of Charlotte. After graduating from the University of...
Dena is a native of Lancaster, SC, just south of Charlotte. After graduating from the University of SC, Dena began her career in real estate in Columbia SC, where she worked for a national home builder for 2 years. Dena returned to the Charlotte area in 2009 and resides in the Ballantyne area with her husband and son. During her time at RE/MAX, Dena has developed a diverse portfolio as a broker - working with both buyers and sellers, and gaining experience in all areas of the residential real estate market, including new construction, relocation, first-time homebuyers, luxury golf & lake properties, short sales & foreclosed properties, active adult communities, and more.
Dena's clients benefit from her extensive knowle dge of the local real estate market, technological savvy, marketing expertise, & negotiation skills - and they also appreciate her integrity, dedication, & willingness to listen.
In 2017, Dena and her husband Nathan formed the Parry Group at RE/MAX Executive, and the team continues to grow. Being a member of a team allows Dena and other Parry Group agents to provide buyers and sellers with a true "full-service" experience.
Wishing you all of the Hope, Wonder, and Joy that the Season can bring
"Dena is one of the most patient and dedicated realtors you could ever hope to meet. We had a long, drawn-out, very difficult time making our home purchase (because of personal circumstances) but she was always helpful, persistent, and available. We would highly recommend her to anyone; she did absolutely everything we asked and more. My husband and I are so thankful to have met her. "