At least two realtor groups are now no longer using the word “master” to describe bedrooms and bathrooms in their listings.
The Houston Association of Realtors replaced the phrases “master bedroom” and “master bathroom” with “primary bedroom” and “primary bathroom” on its property listing database.
“We changed the terms Master Bedroom and Master Bath to Primary Bedroom and Primary Bath in our internal MLS entry platform after a diverse group of members expressed concern that some consumers might perceive the terms to be sexist or racist,” a spokesperson for HAR told ABC News. “No one felt Primary would be objectionable.”
The idea to stop using the term “master” in listings has been a topic of discussion among HAR members for several years. Some members did not personally view the term “master” as either racist or sexist but were willing to change it for others who may find it objectionable, according