Sunday, June 28, 2020
TRENDING: REAL ESTATE 'MASTER BEDROOM' TERM DEEMED RACIST!!!
Posted as our TKC answer to the fading Sunday "homes" section in dead-tree media with special thanks to our BEST & BRIGHTEST TKC READERS. And so we'll take a quick big picture look at the real estate industry which has been forced to change with the times amid an overall COLLAPSE in the American housing market amid the pandemic.
Here's a change in progress . . .
Texas Realtors Will Stop Using 'Master' to Describe Bedrooms, Bathrooms
Real estate association reasoning . . .
"The MLS Advisory Group regularly reviews the terms and fields used in the MLS to make sure they are consistent with the current market environment. The updates to Primary Bedroom and Primary Bath were among nine requests for review that were submitted by members and considered at the most recent meetings. It was not a new suggestion to review the terminology. The overarching message was that some members were concerned about how the terms might be perceived by some other agents and consumers. The consensus was that Primary describes the rooms equally as well as Master while avoiding any possible misperceptions.”
This term is no big loss but should remind some of our more critical readers that the concept of servants & masters has existed throughout recorded human history in virtually every culture the world has ever seen . . . And so, erasing the language and symbols of this ancient and barbaric institution might be satisfying but won't ever eliminate the idea or practice of inequality.
You decide . . .