What is Real Estate Steering?

What is Real Estate Steering? Have you ever asked a real estate agent a question and not received a direct and simple response? Have you ever wondered what would have caused them to answer the question without really answering it?

Asking a question like "what are the best schools in the city?" or "is this neighborhood actually safe?" might seem like simple and harmless questions, but in terms of asking a real estate agent, there are some items considered as steering.

What is steering in the real estate world?

Real estate steering is used to describe when a real estate agent is considered to be influencing a client's decisions based upon characteristics that have been outlined in the fair housing act. This can include items such as race, religion, disability, familial...