I know what you are thinking— no one is making money in this housing market. How do gay realtors, lesbian realtors and gay-friendly realtors expect to turn a profit in this climate? New data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development suggests that the housing market is ripe for first-time buyers and buyers looking to make a change.
More Good New For Homebuyers
Citing a National Association of REALTORS survey, the HUD data optimistically reports that existing home sales are up eight percent from the previous quarter. The NAR Housing Affordability Index also concluded that buyers in the median-income range had almost twice the income needed to afford a single-family home, condominium or townhouse. Gay-friendly realtors, gay realtors, and lesbian realtors with LGBT buyers are uniquely poised to seize on these auspicious real estate figures and deliberately transform socially homogenous and economically sterile communities for the better.
A Confluence of Opportunities
In much of New England the law has definitively recognized gay marriage. On the West Coast—fingers crossed—it shouldn’t be long now. Suffice to say, it is a watershed time in America. Neighborhoods in New York, Chicago, and LA have experienced a resurgence of property value and intercultural vitality because ethnicities and other marginalized groups have made the decision to invest through home ownership. If members of the LGBT community are ready to be bigger factors in boardrooms and town councils, they need to buy now. Across the board, in suburbs, big cities and small towns, prejudice breaks down at the personal level.
Advocacy for Another Way of Life For Everyone
Gay realtors, lesbian realtors and gay-friendly realtors have always understood their jobs as advocates first. If you identify as LGBT, you need someone that knows the local protections and policies the neighborhood you intend to live in. Don’t underestimate the importance of these “little things.” Do your homework. www.gayrealestate.com is the first place to start looking. Their lesbian realtors, gay realtors and gay-friendly realtors know the unique real estate needs of their clientele, and are well connected with LGBT businesses and organizations in the communities they serve.