The LGBTQ community has immense buying power in the housing market, and it’s going unused. Why? In short, it’s because of discrimination. Housing discrimination within the LGBTQ community has been and continues to be a serious issue.
On today's episode, Ryan Weyandt, the CEO of the LGBTQ Real Estate Alliance, is my guest. Ryan’s an essential voice in the discussion of fair housing for the LGBTQ community. Listen in to Ryan's insights as he discusses what the future holds for the Alliance.
📢 In September, The Alliance will be hosting an event in Las Vegas - The Premier LGBTQ+ Real Estate & Housing Industry Conference. Details and registration can be found here: https://realestatealliance.org/annual-convention/
Contact Ryan directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more, go to https://realestatealliance.
Become a member of the Real Estate Alliance at https://realestatealliance.
If you decide to become a member, use the promo code luxe21 at checkout to get $50.00 off your membership. 🎁
“Education is important. Many people are unaware of how much purchasing power the LGBTQ community holds.” -Michael LaFido
Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode
- Get involved
Getting involved can benefit you in many ways - from networking to volunteering to joining professional organizations or causes. Regardless of your objective, becoming involved will help you in developing meaningful relationships from which you will learn and grow your business.
- Generational wealth & LGBTQ rights
The African-American community was the first minority community to achieve generational wealth. Unfortunately, the LGBTQ community has not been granted the same set of rights that some of the ethnic and national minority communities have. So they’re still fighting just for the right to be able to buy and sell property without discrimination.
- Support the Equality Act
The Equality Act has not received a vote in the Senate. A phone call to your senators would make all the difference to get this piece of legislation into law, which would provide equal rights protection to those in the LGBTQ community.
Ryan Weyandt has been the CEO of the LGBTQ Real Estate Alliance since September 2020. He has spent the last 10 years in the mortgage industry most recently as a Mortgage Loan Officer at Bank after serving six years at Wells Fargo.
Before his lending career, Ryan has held a variety of senior roles with firms in operations and event management. He has served on the Minnesota Realtors Diversity and Inclusion Committee and previously led the NAGLREP Foundation, along with being a past-President of the organization’s Minneapolis chapter.