At Home with Diversity®

Course Length: 
Classroom: 1 day; Online 6-8 hours
Available Online: 
Yes
Additional Information: 
For course dates and locations go to www.realtor.org/global To take the online course go to Center for REALTOR® Development
Designation or Certification: 
Accredited Buyer’s Representative® (ABR®), Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR), At Home With Diversity® (AHWD®)
At Home With Diversity® is an educational opportunity designed to present a picture of the changing face of the real estate industry to real estate brokers, agents, association executives, and anyone associated with the industry. The class teaches real estate professionals how they can increase their sensitivity and adaptability to future market trends. It addresses issues of diversity, fair housing, and cultural differences. Participants will learn practical skills and tools to expand business and effectively service all cultural groups. This course serves as an elective course for the CIPS designation.

Course Objectives:
The course has two major goals:
  • Heighten awareness of, and sensitivity to, the social and cultural constituences of local real estate markets. Participants will learn about the people who make up the local market, their values, customs, real estate needs, and expectations of real estate professionals.
  • Provide practical skills and tools to increase the professional's effectiveness in servicing all social groups. Specifically, the course helps participants develop skills in cross-cultural communication and strategic business planning.

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