David Dean

District 10 Vice President

David Dean is serving as PAR’s District 10 Vice President this year.

A Howard Hanna agent, David has served on a number of committees at PAR, including chairing the Diversity Committee. In 2017, David was presented PAR’s Realtor® Active in Politics Award.

David served as president of his local association, the Realtors® Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh. He’s active on RAMP’s Government Affairs Committee, helping to shape the association’s position on key issues. He was also the recipient of the Richard Stampahar Most Active in Politics Award and was named RAMP’s 2019 Realtor® of the Year.

David is a fair housing and ADA compliant instructor. In addition, he is a graduate of the College of Wooster.

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More than 90% of buyers’ agents agree that home staging has an effect on at least some buyers, if not the majority.

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Fair Housing: Are You Unconsciously Steering Clients?

“If an agent is treating one person better than another similarly situated person, and the difference between them is one of the seven categories in the Fair Housing Act, the agent has violated the law,” said Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Bill Dedman in a webinar with Pennsylvania Realtors®.

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Fred Rogers, more commonly known as Mister Rogers, and his wife Joanne’s home in the late 1950s and early 1960s was listed in the MLS by Realtor® Linda Corcoran on April 8, and is already under contract after multiple offers, she said.

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