RE/MAX Joins LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, Further Empowering Agents in Fight for Equality in Real Estate
DENVER, June 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – RE / MAX, LLC today announced a new corporate sponsorship from the LGBTQ + Real Estate Alliance, reaffirming the company’s commitment to equitable housing for all and promoting LGBTQ + home ownership. This new relationship gives RE / MAX agents of all identities access to training, resources, and networking as they strive to overcome housing barriers that the LGBTQ + community continues to face.
The LGBTQ + home ownership rate is currently 49%, well below the US average of 65%. Through housing advocacy and education efforts, the LGBTQ + Real Estate Alliance is working to change the stats by ending discrimination and helping all LGBTQ + consumers on their way to home ownership. This sponsorship is the latest step in a longstanding effort by RE / MAX to increase diversity among homeowners. RE / MAX has been a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act since 2019, which supports laws that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
“The RE / MAX sponsorship of the LGBTQ + Real Estate Alliance is an important step in our further work to end discrimination in the real estate process,” said Mike Reagan, RE / MAX Senior Vice President, Industrial Relations and Global Growth and Development. “RE / MAX celebrates the diversity found in our global network of nearly 140,000 real estate agents and is committed to being an advocate for both LGBTQ + agents and consumers.”
Since its inception in October 2020, the LGBTQ + Real Estate Alliance has grown to more than 50 chapters in 30 states.
“As Pride Month begins, we’re very excited to welcome RE / MAX, one of the most recognizable brands in the real estate industry,” said Ryan Weyandt, CEO of the LGBTQ + Real Estate Alliance. “Although our community has made great strides since the modern LGBTQ + movement began in 1969 with the Stonewall Riots, we continue to fight to end housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity on the federal and 27-state levels one more Incredibly strong voice supporting The Alliance in our lobbying efforts, including increasing LGBTQ + home ownership rates and welcoming those in the community who are pursuing real estate careers. “
The LGBTQ + Real Estate Alliance joins a wide range of organizations, including the Asian Real Estate Association of America, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, who work with RE / MAX to clear barriers for Take down home ownership and build a more inclusive real estate experience.
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