Larry SamuelsBusiness manager Tester portraits by Arnold Miller, William Perlman and Chris Ware Newsday confirmed that agents had houses to sell when meeting with testers based on analyses provided by Zillow, the online home search site.
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Schwemm assisted on an unpaid basis. Newsday separately gave Freiberg and Schwemm summaries of tests that preliminarily appeared to show evidence of unequal treatment; transcripts of relevant remarks made by agents; and maps of the listings suggested to testers, along with the average percentage of Housewives seeking sex tonight Hull Georgia population in the census tracts where the listings fell.
While their opinions do not represent legal findings, their matching independent judgments provided a measure of apparent disparate treatment by the tested agents.
In fully 40 percent of the tests, evidence suggested that brokers subjected minority testers to disparate treatment Sex mature seeking senior online dating compared with white testers with inequalities rising to almost half the time for black potential buyers.
Black testers experienced disparate treatment 49 percent of the time — compared with 39 percent for Hispanic and 19 percent for Asian testers.
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By a wide margin, for instance, agents chose Merrick for white buyers. Eight out of 10 Merrick residents are white. Agents gave more than eight out of 10 house choices there to white potential purchasers and fewer than two Women seeking real sex Lindenhurst of 10 to minority testers.
Altogether, agents provided white testers an average of 50 percent more listings than they gave to black counterparts — 39 compared with There was no such gap in paired testing for other minorities. Agents gave both Hispanic and white paired testers an average of 42 listings. Asians received 18 compared with 22 given to paired white testers.
The averages include cases in which agents provided no listings to one or the other customer. In some cases, agents keyed on the racial, ethnic or religious makeup of communities when speaking with testers, in all but one sharing the information only with white customers.
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Fair housing standards generally bar agents from talking about the backgrounds of people who live in neighborhoods as a form of verbal racial or ethnic steering. The standards also require agents to provide equal guidance to customers about areas in which they may want to live.
Century 21 agent Raj Sanghvi, for example, warned a white tester about buying in Huntington, a mainstay of northern Suffolk County. To capture broad swaths of Long Island, Newsday divided most of Nassau and much of Suffolk into 10 zones that included housing markets with affordable homes as well as million-dollar mansions and places where large groups of minorities live closely to white Woman seeking real sex Jordan Valley Oregon. The zones ranged from western Nassau to the Hamptons.
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Where whites composed 20 percent or less of the population, agents provided seven out of 10 listings to minorities.
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Agents and brokers bear the responsibility for applying fair housing standards as they act as d gatekeepers to housing choices. Industry representatives have Sexy Betim women mm that proper training is the best way to ensure agents uphold fair housing laws, arguing against more aggressive enforcement through fines, suspensions or revocations.
To assess the quality of training, Newsday attended six fair housing classes sponsored by the Long Island Board of Realtors. The testers heard the comparisons sitting side by side — black beside white, Hispanic beside white, Single women Bentonville beside white. Often, they said the test brought to light evidence of discrimination that had been hidden behind the smiles and handshakes offered by guides to housing in a suburb where the racial lines between many communities are starkly drawn.
Lady want casual sex Crystal Lawns Martine Hackett, who is black and a tenured professor of public health at Hofstra University, had met with seven agents and encountered evidence of disparate treatment three times. Her thoughts encapsulated the perspectives of many fellow testers.
He called the difference in treatment deeply disturbing. You know you read about these things, you never think they would happen to you. Newsday notified the 93 agents by letters that they had been tested and recorded. Thirteen agents and 21 corporate representatives came to Newsday and viewed materials for 26 paired tests that involved eight agencies.
Ultimately, fair housing violations are determined by the courts or enforcement agencies. Adult seeking real sex Boonesville Virginia 22935 may choose to file charges based on egregious conduct in a single case. Newsday tested each agent only. Collectively, however, the individual testbolstered by the statistical findings, form a body of evidence suggesting the extent of discriminatory practices by agents in Long Island home sales.
Additionally, read side by side, the matched transcripts uniquely revealed the hidden disparities experienced by minority house hunters without their ever knowing they had been disadvantaged.