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School of Choice, Steering, and Equal Service

Angela McMillan

Posted by Angela McMillan
Mar 4, 2021 5:00:00 PM

Portage Public Schools (PPS) do not participate with Schools of Choice within the district or within the county. Students do have an opportunity to apply for a transfer programs, detailed here.

“If an agent expresses his or her own positive or negative views about certain communities or schools, the purpose of which is to direct a buyer either towards or away from a community, then that agent may be stating a housing preference based on race or familial status or religion. These would be violations of the Fair Housing Act and of the REALTORS® Code of Ethics.” Read full NAR article here.

Also consider Article 2 of the Code of Ethics: REALTORS® shall avoid exaggeration, misrepresentation, or concealment of pertinent facts relating to the property or the transaction. REALTORS® shall not, however, be obligated to discover latent defects in the property, to advise on matters outside the scope of their real estate license, or to disclose facts which are confidential under the scope of agency or non-agency relationships as defined by state law.

If a REALTOR® tells a client that PPS DOES participate in school of choice, and they buy the house and later find out that PPS does not participate, this client could file a complaint against the REALTOR® for misrepresenting details about the property.

Angela McMillan

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