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What You Need to Know About LGBTQ Home Ownership

As Compass agents, we’re proud to support the organization’s mission to help everyone find their place in the world. It is a privilege to be able help buyers and sellers from all walks of life achieve their real estate goals. While home ownership is part of the America dream, LGBTQ home buyers and sellers encounter a unique set of challenges that only a team of skilled REALTORS can address.

This year Compass joined the Business Coalition for the Equality Act to support legislation that provides the same basic protections to LGBTQ people as are provided to other protected groups under federal law. The bill provides protections from discrimination in housing and credit. The companies that make up the coalition employ over 11 million people and include industry leaders Google, Microsoft, and Apple.

 
We have been serving LGBTQ homeowners for over 18 years and have developed a deep understanding of the challenges our community faces. Our team helped found the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) and attended the first national LGBT+ real estate conference in 2015. NAGLREP is a mission-driven organization that combines business and advocacy for equality to advance homeownership in the LGBTQ community. With 35 local chapters, including Boston, NAGLREP is the most credible online source for consumers who want to work with LGBTQ real estate professionals.
 
NAGLREP’s annual conference was the first of its kind and brings together leading experts, nationally recognized LGBTQ personalities and top producing agents to inform, inspire and engage the community. It is the most important networking forum for LGBTQ professionals in real estate. The average NAGLREP member closes 40 transactions per year with a gross sales volume of $6.5 million.
 
Our team is actively engaged in the community and is committed to expanding services and support to LGBTQ home buyers and sellers. Janis is proud to serve on the board of directors of NAGLREP and has served on the board of Mass Equality. We have served on boards and are active fundraisers for Keshet, an organization that works for the full equality of LGBTQ Jews into Jewish life.
 
Homeownership is a basic right and organizations like NAGLREP and Compass ensure that the community is represented by the most skilled and trusted advocates in the real estate industry. If you are interested in buying or selling a home, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have. We would be happy to help you find your dream home.
 
 
- Ellen and Janis
 
 
 

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