Realogy partnered with AREAA, NAGLREP, NAMMBA, and the LGBTQ + Real Estate Alliance to create a more robust fair living training course available today.
In honor of National Fair Housing Month, Realogy has partnered with the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), the LGBTQ + Real Estate Alliance, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), and the National Association of Minority Mortgage Professionals ( NAMMBA) closed. Introduction of individual training portals for fair living for each member of the group.
“As the leading provider of residential real estate services in the United States, Realogy is committed to paving the way for equality, opportunity and fairness in our industry,” said Tanya Reu-Narvaez, Realogy’s chief people officer, in a prepared statement. “By expanding this valuable training opportunity with the help of our influential partners, we can multiply our forces for good and united specialists from all areas of the industry in order to guarantee fair living for everyone.”
The “Promise of Fair Housing” training course, available from April 12th, will have four sections covering the importance of the Fair Housing Act and its 53-year history, issues of discrimination based on modern housing and the duties of real estate professionals To create a fair and fair experience renting, buying and lending to all Americans regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, or marital status.
The course ends with an invitation to sign the Stand Up for Fair Housing Pledge, which includes six tasks ranging from education and training on fair housing to excellent service for all customers and zero tolerance for discrimination based on housing.
AREAA, NAHREP, NAAMBA, and LGBTQ + Real Estate Alliance send members links to access the company’s custom training home page.
“Realogy’s commitment to fair housing ranges from sponsorship to education to incredible tools like this fair housing course,” said Amy Kong, AREAA president, in a press release. “In your thoughtful and deliberate efforts, you fully support AREAA’s mission – to promote sustainable home ownership for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.”
“This promise is so sensible that it only seems natural for Allianz and Realogy to use their names as pillars,” added Ryan AH Weyandt, CEO of the LGBTQ + Real Estate Alliance. “I urge all of our members and brokers across the country to dive into this fair living promise and really do it and really walk into fair and equal living space for everyone.”
In a statement emailed to Inman, Reu-Navarez said the process of developing the course and customizing it was a “real partnership” for any organization and was in line with Realogy’s commitment to leadership in fair living.
“Realogy has always supported the principles of the Fair Housing Act – fair housing for all – which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, marital status and disability,” she said. “In line with our vision as the global leader in real estate services, we believe that everyone should have access to housing without discrimination, and it is important to expand access to these training topics to ensure that more and more broker agents support and mentor one of the best can be diverse real estate markets in recent US history. “
“The process of developing the bespoke course materials has been a real partnership with the participating industry organizations, who have worked with the Realogy team to identify opportunities to collaborate on designing and expanding to their own member bases, which collectively represent more than 60,000 members include, “she added.
Reu-Navarez said Realogy will look for opportunities to partner with other minority real estate associations on future iterations of the course.
“NAMMBA’s partnership with Realogy has helped raise our organization’s awareness of fair housing practices, past mistakes, and the opportunities across the real estate industry to work together to create a better future for all,” said Tony Thompson, Founder and CEO of NAMMBA . “This new training is a great way to get everyone on the same page, especially on why diversity and inclusion are more than a feel-good initiative. When we are all around the table, we can do great things together. “
Over the past year, Realogy brands Coldwell Banker and Century 21 have made strides in improving diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in their organizations.
Coldwell Banker launched its Inclusive Ownership program and Century 21 hired its first DEI director to improve the broker’s presence in various communities. Meanwhile, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate made headlines in 2016 after shifting the core values of the I from innovation to inclusion.
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