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A 1982 survey of Anglo, Black, and Hispanic real estate agents in the Denver metropolitan area suggested that race and ethnicity influence the attitudes and business practices of real estate agents. Minority real estate agents tended to gain listings from minority sellers and in areas of minority concentrations. They also have closer business relationships with other agents of the same minority group. One possible indicator of their integration into the dominant community, however, is the finding that minority agents were more likely to select personal residences in non- minority neighborhoods.


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Palm, Risa. 1986. “Racial and Ethnic Influences on Real Estate Practices.” The Social Science Journal 23 (1): 43–53. doi:10.1016/0362-3319(86)90005-4.