In addition to supporting our members, we at GDWCAR recognize the importance of the consumer visiting our website. We've compiled some informative links to assist you on your journey of home buying or selling.
Buying & Selling
- Avoiding Capital Gains When Selling
- Buying A Short Sale Property
- Expenses to Expect When Selling
- Fees to Expect When Buying A Home
- First Steps in Getting A Loan
- Role of the Real Estate Broker
- The HUD 1 Settlement Statement
- What Should a Home Inspection Cover?
The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when renting, buying, or securing financing. It covers discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, and the presence of children. This is embodied as policy in the Code of Ethics. NAR also supports equal opportunity based on sexual orientation and gender identity, which was amended in the Code of Ethics in 2010 and 2013. REALTORS® continue to advocate for these protections to be added to the federal Fair Housing Act.
Filing a Complaint
Most complaints result from misunderstandings. Greater Denton/Wise County Association of REALTORS® suggests before filing a complaint, make reasonable efforts to communicate with the real estate professional and their broker.
We advise contacting the agent’s Broker to give the brokerage the opportunity to resolve the issue, if possible. Open, constructive discussion often resolves questions or differences, eliminating the need for further action.