Elvis ... I'm sorry that you disagree. All I can suggest to you is to call the IAR and ask them. One more thing also and I'm sure you'll disagree again but you're on here as a Licensed Real Estate Agent / Broker. You're giving adviseabout common real estate questions. Are you aware that any and all uses of the internet, via emails, blogging etc. you're suppose to use your real name during any introduction of yourself. Using the name Elvis doesn't cut it.
I'm sorry, I don't make the rules.
Brandon, we've actually spoken on the phone, since you posted, and I think we do have an "understanding". I have cleared my post with an authority that you and I agree on, and she indicated that there is nothing about what I said that would be considered "steering" or an FHA violation.
She did indicate that we have to walk carefully, on that fine line, to avoid any hint of steering, and I think that's what you're trying to get across... that it's very easy to cross that line, so just be careful when you talk about neighborhoods, vs. houses. I get that.
re: the Elv!s thing, as you're aware (since you contacted me), that's just a fun screen name, kind of "handed" to me, from my blogging on Zillow... as you point out, when handing out real estate advice, all of your contact information should be there... and mine is.
... and I need to point out... I'm not on trulia mining business. For me, it's a fun mental exercise and just like you, I'm "trying to be helpful".
Thanks for reining me in... but I don't think any lines were crossed, thus far, regarding steering in this thread.