We recently ran a poll on whether a lack of representation in class and socio-economic backgrounds needs to be addressed.
Our industry often talks about improving gender and ethnic diversity, which is something we truly believe in. However, we wanted to gauge whether organisations within the sector believed that the class and socio-economic representation gap should be addressed too.
Asking the question ‘Is there a class issue in real estate?’, we gave four options to choose from. The poll received 173 votes broken down as follows:
- Yes, it’s very prevalent – 65% of votes
- Yes, but it’s changing quickly – 14% of votes
- No, there’s no issue – 15% of votes
- Not thought about it before – 6% vote
While 173 votes only provide a snapshot, it still showed that 79% believe there is a class issue in real estate. Begging the question, why?
Below, we’ll explore how a divide is prevalent, why it should be addressed and how we can make a change.