Overview

Throughout the course of your career, you will likely work with buyers and sellers of many different backgrounds. As a REALTOR® sworn to uphold a strict Code of Ethics, you must treat all clients equally, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The REALTOR® commitment to diversity and equality is perhaps the strongest in real estate, even going a step farther than the federal Fair Housing Act, which does not include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes against housing discrimination.

Read NAR's Diversity and Inclusion Commitment Statement.

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NAR's Diversity and Inclusion Commitment Statement

The National Association of REALTORS® represents more than 1.4 million REALTORS® in diverse communities across the country. NAR staff fosters a culture where diversity and inclusion are integrated into each of our five core values. Through inclusive collaboration and mutual respect for our colleagues, we focus on the principles that matter to the organization and drive how we engage each other to reach our common goals. We fully embrace perspectives from all walks of life—regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, socioeconomic status, political affiliation or any other qualities by which we may define ourselves. We commit to bringing out the best in ourselves, uncovering our hidden talents, and celebrating differences in our day-to-day interactions. These beliefs are essential as we serve our members who help fulfill the dream of home and property ownership in America.

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Diversity & Inclusion References

Perspectives and resources from around the country for members and associations.

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Diversity Initiative Grant Success Stories

Check out the Diversity Initiative Grant success stories from state and local associations.

At Home With Diversity®

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

Diversity and Inclusion Grants

Diversity and Inclusion grants are available to local REALTOR® organizations for activities that expand the inclusion of diversity in leadership.

Leading With Diversity

Build a more inclusive and diverse association. Tools and resources to help your develop a leadership more inclusive of the diversity in your market.