“Throughout the course of your career, you will likely work with buyers and sellers of many different backgrounds. As a REALTOR® sworn to uphold a strict Code of Ethics, you must treat all clients equally, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The REALTOR® commitment to diversity and equality is perhaps the strongest in real estate, even going a step farther than the federal Fair Housing Act, which does not include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes against housing discrimination.” (Source: National Association of Realtors®)
This list was created as a part of a conciliation agreement between the RMLS™ and the Fair Housing Council of Oregon. The RMLS™ has agreed to routinely search its database for these words and remove them from any listing in which they appear. RMLS™ is committed to observing the Fair Housing Act, which seeks to ensure equal opportunity in housing. This list is not intended to be a complete list of words that may violate federal, state or local fair housing laws. Agents should check with their broker and brokers may wish to consult their attorney regarding fair housing compliance.
The sale and purchase of a home is one of the most significant events that any person will experience in his or her lifetime. It is more that the simple purchase of housing, for it includes the hopes, dreams, aspirations, and economic destiny of those involved.
NAR’s At Home With Diversity® (AHWD) course teaches Realtors® how to work effectively with today’s diverse pool of homebuyers and addresses the topics of diversity, fair housing, and business planning development. Once you complete the course, you can take your commitment to the next level by applying for the AHWD certification.
NAR partnered with the mind science experts at the Perception Institute to create this online workshop to help members avoid implicit bias in their daily business interactions.
2020 NAR President Vince Malta addresses the REALTOR® commitment to equality, inclusion, restoring communities and impacting change. In the second video he addresses rebuilding grants and what brokers and agents can do now to help communities.
Founded in 2003, AREAA is a nonprofit professional trade organization dedicated to promoting sustainable home ownership opportunities in Asian American communities by creating a powerful national voice for housing and real estate professionals that serve this dynamic market.
Since 2007, NAGLREP has advocated on behalf of the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community as it relates to housing and discrimination laws. Members of NAGLREP share a LGBT and Realtor® referral network and help provide services to LGBT and non-LGBT home buyers and sellers.
NAHREP’s mission is to advance sustainable Hispanic home ownership by educating and empowering the real estate professionals who serve Hispanic home buyers and sellers.
There are many NAHREP chapters nationwide, but they do currently have a Portland chapter – are you the person to start it?
NAREB was founded in 1947 as an equal opportunity and civil rights advocacy organization for African American real estate professionals, consumers, and communities in America. The purpose of NAREB is to enhance the economic improvement of its members, the community at large, and the minority community which it serves.