Expanding Your Business and Horizons

At Home With Diversity® Certification Course

View the AHWD course recording from March 1.
Access Passcode: AHWD2021!

The recording will be accessible through April 10th and is not to be shared.

This course is only to be viewed only by appointed and elected leaders in the Association.

AHWD Student Manual (PDF) — this is copyrighted material and not to be shared.

Please return to the self-certification form in order to get credit for the course.

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.

Bonus: The At Home With Diversity® Certification counts as the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) Designation elective, a task in the C2EX Program, and one elective course towards the CIPS Designation!

CE is not available for this course.

Instructor Bios

Robert Morris

Robert Morris

Robert Morris graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Robert entered the real estate field in 1985 and has been actively involved in real estate sales and training since that time. He is currently a selling broker with Parks Realty, located in Smyrna, Tennessee, where he actively lists and sells real estate with his team, Team Morris. Robert has been honored with the REALTOR® of the Year and the Tennessee REALTOR® Educator of the Year awards in his career. He has served on several local associations' Board of Directors and is currently serving as 2020-2021 President of the Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS®.

Robert is an international speaker, certified instructor, and consultant who holds several professional designations/certifications. He has conducted seminars, training workshops, and leadership conferences for countless numbers of REALTORS®, boards, conventions, and associations throughout the continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the British West Indies.

Robert has taught personalized courses to thousands of REALTORS® across the country and is committed to helping REALTORS® become more knowledgeable in all facets of the real estate industry. Robert currently instructs REALTORS® in a variety of areas ranging from business planning, brokerage management, leadership management, diversity, professional standards, fair housing, goal-setting, time management, and real estate ethics. He is committed to raising the bar and making a positive difference in the lives of every person he meets.

Matt Difanis

Matt DiFanis

Matt served as the 2020 Chair of the NAR Professional Standards Committee, and he currently serves as the 2021 Chair of the NAR Professional Standards and Interpretations Procedures Advisory Board. Matt served as the 2018 President of the Illinois REALTORS®, where much of his time on the state leadership team was spent doing outreach to historically underrepresented groups of membership. He has been actively involved in the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), the Dearborn REALTIST Board (the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers--NAREB), National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP), and Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR).

In 2018, Matt was the first and only person to receive the Chicago Association of REALTORS® Industry Partners Titan Award for his work on improving inclusion and fair housing. He has also received awards from AREAA, the REALTISTS, and WCR.

Matt is Broker-Owner of RE/MAX Realty Associates with offices throughout the Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, metro area. Matt did both undergrad and law school at the University of Illinois. His wife, Angelle, is a Filipino immigrant, and they have two kids: Gabe (16) and Izzy (13), along with two Irish setters. They’ve made five family trips to the Philippines. Matt is also an avid photographer and all-around tech nerd.


President's Challenge

Appointed and elected leaders should lead by example and complete the Fair Housing Challenge and the C2EX program in 2023.

At Home With Diversity®

The At Home With Diversity® class teaches REALTORS® how to work effectively with—and within—a rapidly changing multicultural market.