I recently received the “At Home With Diversity” certification from the National Association of Realtors! According to the NAR: “At Home With Diversity (AHWD) is an NAR certification program designed to present a picture of the changing face of the real estate industry. Since 1998, the At Home With Diversity program has prepared over 20,000 REALTORS® to work effectively with and within today’s increasingly diverse pool of homebuyers.” This course addresses the topics of diversity, fair housing, and business planning development. Per the NAR Website: “The At Home With Diversity Course teaches REALTORS® how to:
- Assess and understand attributes of diversity in local markets and their impact on the real estate industry
- Understand basic competencies to earn the confidence of potential buyers and sellers, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, handicaps, familial status, or national origin
- Build a business plan that minimizes risk and successfully services all types of clients”
My hope is that this course helps convey to my clients that they are working with a dynamic Realtor with expertise that transcends cultural barriers. I am grateful for the instructors who gave their time to present meaningful and impactful information in such a useful way!
Your neighborhood expert,
Robert Gideon II