[Ads-l] Houston Association of Realtors no longer using 'master' to describe bedrooms and bathrooms

Bonnie Taylor-Blake b.taylorblake at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 27 17:03:50 UTC 2020

[From The Houston Chronicle's website, posted 24 June 2020.]

The Houston Association of Realtors has stopped using the word "master" to
describe bedrooms or bathrooms, a change prompted by a group of real estate
agents that requested a review of the term.

The association agreed to update the phrase to "primary bedroom" and
"primary bath." It implemented the changes in its Multiple Listing Service
and on har.com June 15.

"This topic is currently being debated across the real estate industry, and
the national standards organization for MLSs will be considering a similar
change that could make 'primary' the new standard nationally," according to
a statement from HAR.



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