Education / Training

Throughout your career, you'll interact with buyers and sellers from diverse backgrounds. As a REALTOR®, it is your duty to treat all clients equally, upholding the Code of Ethics. Regardless of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity, every client deserves fair treatment. In real estate, the commitment to diversity and equality is unparalleled, surpassing the federal Fair Housing Act which falls short in protecting sexual orientation and gender identity against housing discrimination.

Knowledge, education, and training in diversity, equity, and inclusion are crucial for your success.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Glossary & Terms

Allies –  are the people who do not fit into the LGBTQ+ identity but support the equal rights of those within the community. 

Belonging – is the feeling of security and support when there is a sense of acceptance, inclusion, and identity for a member of a certain group

Diversity – the practice of including or involving people from a range of different social and ethnic backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, etc.  

Equality – the state of being equal, especially in status, right and opportunities

Equity – the fair distribution of goods and services based on individual need

Inclusion – authentically providing equal access to opportunities and resources for traditionally excluded individuals and/or groups who might otherwise be marginalized.

Multicultural Partners/Organizations

AREAA – Asian Real Estate Association of America 

LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + Real Estate Alliance (the “+” represents all other queer identities that are not encompassed by the letters themselves.)

NAREB – National Association of Real Estate Brokers 

NAHREP – National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals 

Training Courses

REALTOR® L.E.A.D. Course:  A Case for Diversity (November 2021 release)

This course is meant to provide REALTOR® leaders with a better understanding of the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as an introduction to some of the social psychology that makes it either easier or harder to live out DEI. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Self-Study Module

This course is designed to increase awareness and greater understanding among REALTOR® association leaders, members, and staff for a greater understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues.