Fair Housing & Diversity Education

Ending housing discrimination and enabling equal opportunity are common threads running through all of these fair housing sessions.

Fair Housing for the Property Manager

Complying with fair housing is not just a good business practice, it is the law. Fair housing starts with the federal Fair Housing Act and continues through state and local regulations. This session doesn't just provide an overview of fair housing, it will also educate property managers regarding what they should and should not be doing in the day-to-day operation of their business. Property Managers are on the front line of fair housing issues as it relates to renting and must be knowledgeable in how to operate their business to ensure compliance. This session is designed to be very practical and will also address current fair housing topics including service animals, reasonable accommodation requests, and disparate impact rules. 2-3 hours

Everything Old is New Again: Fair Housing, Anti-Trust & the Data Deluge

In 2019, over 5 billion records were exposed through data breaches. If you’ve been the victim of a data breach, you know how damaging even one record being exposed can be. This course examines the real estate professional’s role in protecting their client’s data and respecting the data leveraged by social and digital media. How collected data is handled in terms of fair housing will affect everyone moving forward–from large platforms such as Facebook to the individual agent trying to reach “target” markets. Also up for examine are real estate professionals’ postings on public platforms that violate 100+ year old anti-trust laws. How these old laws resurface and apply with a digital medium directly impacts how brokers must mange their brokerages. 1 hour

Who Let the Dogs Out? Reasonable Accommodations and the Fair Housing Act

An “emotional support peacock”? Learn what are reasonable accommodations under the Fair Housing Act and what guidance HUD offers real estate agents and property managers who are addressing these issues.1 hour

Listen to This! Website Accessibility in Real Estate

Not all websites are the same and some lack the tools to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Discover how your website stacks up against the ADA and what recommendations from the Worldwide Web Consortium you should implement. 1 hour

Life’s Not Fair, but Digital Advertising Must Be

Social media websites and digital advertising mediums make target marketing a particular demographic easier than ever before. Find out when target marketing becomes “stating a preference” under the Fair Housing Act and what risk reduction techniques you need to enact. 1 hour

Smart AND Sensitive? You, Technology & the Law

Is your smart home culturally sensitive? Does your website allow everyone to ‘see’ the latest properties for sale? Technology has changed the way a consumer experiences home buying and selling. If technology is used correctly, everyone benefits; if technology isn’t used correctly, a portion of the population can be neglected. Find out how the application of the ADA and the Fair Housing Act to advertising, websites, apps and smart home technology will impact your business. 1-3 hours

Let Me Tell You About the Man Cave: The Fair Housing Act for Today's Agent

The Fair Housing Act might not have changed in the last decade, but real estate agents and consumers have. This course looks at recent technological developments in the real estate industry and their interplay with the Fair Housing Act as well as recent cases involving real estate professionals. 3-4 hours

At Home with Diversity

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.7-8 hours

Fair Housing is Relevant

An increasingly diverse population in the United States means that we can have and do more business when we help everyone. This engaging program helps agents understand more broadly where the problems exist to increase awareness and how to practically help more people with better systems. The takeaways are relevant and specific in order to help agents take proactive steps to ensure housing stays fair for everyone. 3 hours

Code of Ethics and Fair Housing: A Powerhouse Couple

The powerhouse couple of Ethics and Fair Housing come together in this information packed course. This session is designed to meet the REALTOR® Code of Ethics’ mandate though a lively review and discussion of ethical dilemmas, arbitration and mediation dispute resolution methods, and the latest in changes to the Code. Through the lens of situations and processes REALTORS® experience every day, we’ll also review fair housing law, HUD guidelines with respect to advertising compliancy, and identify best professionalism practices in the industry. As a bonus, we’ll even discuss proactive safety practices licensees should take when engaging with any consumer or client. 3-4 hours

“All of the evaluations were very positive – 5’s across the board (on a 1 – 5 scale). We had a lot of comments on her fun personality, her level of experience and knowledge, and engagement with the class. All of that is even better considering one of the classes met the NAR ethics requirements!” - Emily Archer MBA, Director of Education, Boise Regional REALTORS®

Fair Housing in a Diverse World

This course covers the real life dilemmas agents find themselves in, with respect to diversity among buyers and sellers, and the requirements of Fair Housing. We will review national, state, and if applicable, local fair housing laws, as well as the changes to Article 10 in the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. We will discuss the necessity of agents providing equal access to all clients, as well as respecting the diversity of clients. 2-4 hours

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