We are authoring this post to end the rumors sparked by an inaccurate statement made by Representative Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) on the House floor of the U.S. Congress on March 1, 2012. Responding to the recent controversial remarks made by Rush Limbaugh, Rep. Speier asked women to boycott those companies that sponsored Limbaugh’s radio show. Century 21 Real Estate was cited incorrectly, among a number of other companies, as a sponsor of the show.
Let’s be clear. Century 21 Real Estate is not a sponsor or supporter of the Rush Limbaugh radio program, and we have taken every proactive step possible to ensure our network ads will be blocked from running within, or adjacent to, this syndicated program in the future.
Women are very important to our business, a business that has been supporting female home-buyers and sellers for more than 40 years. Women play an important role in the real estate industry both from the agent side (57% are women*) to buyers (20% of recent home buyers were single females*).
Century 21 Real Estate actively promotes, creates and fosters an environment of diversity throughout its organization and views this concept as a critical component to the ongoing success of our business.
*2011 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.