Objective: For members of Tri-County Suburban REALTORS® to demonstrate their understanding that diversity, equity, and inclusion matters. For members of Tri-County Suburban REALTORS® to express their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion matters.
Eligibility: Active REALTOR and Affiliate members of Tri-County Suburban REALTORS®.
Recognition: Achievement will be recognized with digital badges and communicated in all possible TCSR outlets upon completion of each level. Achievement of Gold or Diamond Level will also be recognized in person at a TCSR gathering.
The Call to Action is open until December 31, 2022.
How to answer the Call to Action:
BRONZE LEVEL: Answer the call to bronze level by completing the National Association of REALTORS® fair housing simulation Fairhaven: A Fair Housing Simulation.
About Fairhaven: Inspired by real stories, this innovative online experience has agents work against the clock to sell homes in the fictional town of Fairhaven, while confronting discrimination in the homebuying process.
- Certify your completion of Fairhaven by submitting a copy of the completion certificate to DEIMatters@tcsr.realtor. Please put “Bronze Level Completion” in the subject line and include your full name and NRDS # in the subject line or body of the email.
SILVER LEVEL: Answer the call to silver level by completing bronze level AND the National Association of REALTORS® training Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing
About Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing: NAR contracted the mind science experts at the Perception Institute to develop an online workshop to help members avoid implicit bias in their daily business interactions.
- Certify your completion of Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing by submitting an email request for access to a short answer question. Submit your request to DEIMatters@tcsr.realtor. Please put “Silver Level Discussion” in the subject line and include your full name and NRDS # in the subject line or body of the email.
- DEIMatters@tcsr.realtor. Silver level will be achieved upon acceptance of your submission to the short answer question.
GOLD LEVEL: Answer the call to gold level by completing bronze level, silver level AND At Home With Diversity® (AHWD) Certification Course (Online or in person)
About At Home with Diversity: REALTORS® know the importance of adapting and remaining relevant in today’s marketplace. By developing a business practice rooted in inclusion and equality, REALTORS® can help buyers of all cultural backgrounds achieve the dream of homeownership. The At Home with Diversity® (AHWD) certification course covers how to work effectively with diverse populations so that you can build business success in today’s multicultural real estate market.
- Certify your completion of At Home with Diversity by submitting completion certificate or transcript to DEIMatters@tcsr.realtor . Please put “Gold Level Completion” in the subject line and include your full name and NRDS # in the subject line or body of the email
If a member of Tri-County Suburban REALTORS® has completed any of the levels prior to the start date of the call to action (April 4, 2022) simply certify your completion of each step as described above.
Members may complete the levels in any order however, recognition of Silver and/or Gold is predicated on completion of the prior levels.
DIAMOND LEVEL: Answer the call to Diamond Level by completing bronze level, silver level, gold level as described above and formulating a written business plan that incorporates At Home with Diversity /One America principals. Contact staff at DEIMAtters@tcsr.realtor for instructions on completing this level.