Master Brokers:

When the year began, we did not know the names George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, or Breonna Taylor. Today, the pain of their tragic and unnecessary deaths demands that we collectively face the issue of police violence - and the systemic racism that is its foundation. This is a real problem that impacts our families, communities, and businesses, and we stand with the thousands of peaceful protestors insisting on changes to the standards and practices of community policing.

At the same time, we stand with the vast majority of good and committed police officers who protect us every day, reject the brutality of their colleagues, and continue to do extremely challenging work under difficult conditions.

Our business is homes – for everyone. As such, we are grateful for the guiding principles set forth by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Code of Ethics, which clearly spells out how race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, nor gender identity can have any bearing on our decisions to cooperate with other brokers, or to offer/deny equal professional services to customers. The Code also forbids discrimination or preference in any plan/agreement, employment practices, and the printing, displaying or circulation of any statement or advertisement with respect to selling or renting of a property. We also join NAR in our commitment to Fair Housing and the Diversity which strengthens our communities.

As residential real estate professionals, we must adhere to these principles. As Master Brokers, we should aspire to go beyond them. We should volunteer for causes beyond our immediate interests. We should educate ourselves about the hopes, challenges, and histories of our neighbors.

As leaders of the MBF, we commit to offering programs and information that will enlighten our members on these issues, recruiting a more diverse pool of applicants who meet our membership guidelines, and speaking out on these matters when necessary.


Jeff Morr
Miami Master Brokers Forum

Carolyn Block Ellert
Gold Coast Master Brokers Forum