Friday, June 26, 2020 / by Vanessa Saunders
Inman News reported that the Houston Association of Realtors MLS has removed the terms “master bedroom” and “master bathroom” from its MLS listing descriptions as part of a renewed national focus on racism and discrimination. First reported by a handful of Texas publications on Tuesday, HAR now uses the terms “primary bedroom” and “primary bathroom,” effective June 15.
We heartily applaud HAR's actions regarding these terms and the implications they bear. We are following HAR's lead, and voluntarily changing all uses of "master" bedrooms and baths in our listing's literature as quickly as possible.
But there are some other common real estate terms I would like to see eliminated from our nomenclature.
I would love to eliminate Red Lining, both the practice and thus the need for the term.
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