Why realtors no longer use the term master bedroom

Why realtors no longer use the term master bedroom
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WINNIPEG —
Say goodbye to the term master bedroom as the Canadian real estate industry looks modernize its language and remove potentially racist undertones. 

Changes to real estate language looks to address racism by changing the word master to primary when describing bedrooms.

According to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), the term master and its relationship to slavery and male centricity has caused concern.

“Words have power and the definitions of words change over time. We feel this adjustment in language is appropriate when describing the primary bedroom of a home,” said Patrick Pichette, vice president of REALTOR.ca in an online post.

The CREA said the decision to remove the word was made after feedback from members, boards and…



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