President's Challenge

Stand up for fair housing and take your professionalism to the next level.

As it continues to strengthen its commitment to fair housing in the real estate industry, NAR is asking that our appointed and elected leaders in the association lead by example by completing the Fair Housing Challenge and the REALTORS® Commitment to Excellence program.

Fair Housing Challenge

To complete the challenge, simply visit the components listed below, and then fill out the confirmation form to indicate completion of each task.


Implicit Bias Video and Classroom Training

The video workshop and new classroom training helps REALTORS® understand how our unconscious brains categorize information and offers practical tools to override hidden biases. The workshop offers many "de-biasing" practices that improve our relationships with all the people we encounter—being more responsive, growing our networks and generating more business. Get credit for the President’s Challenge by watching the video or taking the course in person or on Zoom.

Watch the video

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time: 10am – 1pm CT (no time scheduled for lunch)
Download the Course Description (PDF: 466 KB)

There will be another in-person opportunity to complete the Bias Override course at the 2023 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings, on Sunday, May 7 in Washington DC. Instructors: Nate Johnson and Leigh York, more details to come.


Sabrina Brown

Sabrina Brown

Sabrina Brown is real estate broker, licensed real estate agent, speaker, and trainer with 15+ years of experience in real estate. She is the founder at Brown and Brown Real Estate, a Fresno, California, boutique brokerage emphasizing fair housing and first-time homeownership, and Sabrina has become one of the area’s most trusted real estate professionals. She offers numerous training sessions and workshops that teach first time homebuyers how to treat their purchase as an investment through smart finance options and much more.

Sabrina’s winning attitude and drive to help others have been catalysts for her career success, which include a number of esteemed accomplishments such as serving as the President for the Women’s Council of REALTORS®, California. She serves as the Director at Large and on the Executive Committees within the California Association of REALTORS®. Sabrina is also served as 2022 National Liaison Central Region for the National Women’s Council of REALTORS®.

A champion and advocate for many, Sabrina is a strong female leader who strives to help strengthen those around her.  As a team leader, she is goal-oriented with an approachable leadership style and an affinity for coaching, inspiring, and mentoring her agents on a path to career success and personal fulfillment. She has a passion for curating memorable experiences for her team, the ability to work collaboratively with them, and a readiness to help her agents achieve their career goals. Having a strong team is the success of her business. To her core, Sabrina is invested in empowering others.

Sabrina is very proud of her six children and five grandchildren, as well as her loving husband. She is also an aficionado of all things pink, shoes, and Jeeps.

Ron Phipps

Ron Phipps

Ronald Phipps was the 2011 president of the National Association of REALTORS®. Phipps has been a REALTOR® for 42 years and is actively involved as principal broker of Phipps Realty Inc. in East Greenwich, R.I., specializing in residential brokerage.

In 2006, Ron was the presidential liaison for Housing and Diversity. Phipps’ accomplishments include Operation Home Delivery, NAR’s and Habitat International’s joint venture to build 54 homes in the Gulf region for Katrina victims. At the state level, Phipps was President of the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® and was named the Rhode Island’s “REALTOR® of the Year” by his peers in 1995. Active in his community, he was one of ten finalists in the NAR “Good Neighbor Awards” in 2001 for his volunteer work with the D.A.R.E. Bike Safety Program. He has completed the 2000 Florida Ironman, the 2000 Boston Marathon, and fourteen Save the Bay swims.

Ron is a certified CIPS Instructor, a global speaker/presenter, and a spokesperson trainer. Ron worked on the NAR LEADS leadership curriculum. He was Chair of the Board of Regents for REALTOR® University from 2015 until 2020. He has worked for state and local associations across the country: strategic planning, mergers, leadership development, and media/spokesperson training. Ron has presented in all 50 States, 20 countries, and 4 continents.

At Home With Diversity®

As part of the challenge, you may also elect to participate in the At Home With Diversity® course and earn the certification.

The At Home With Diversity® (AHWD) certification course covers how to work effectively with diverse populations so you can build business success in today’s multicultural real estate market.

Watch the video

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023
Time: 10am – 5pm CT (½ hour lunch & 10 min breaks periodically)
Download the Course Description (PDF: 171 KB)

AHWD course overview


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.

Robert Morris

Robert Morris

Robert Morris graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He entered real estate in 1985 and has been actively involved in real estate sales and training since that time. He is a selling broker with Parks Realty, located in Middle Tennessee, where he actively lists and sells real estate with his team. Robert has been honored as the REALTOR® of the Year in 2000. He recently received the 2021 Tennessee REALTOR® Educator of the year award, his second time (1995) to receive this award in his career. Robert has been chosen as one of Tennessee REALTORS® Region 2 District Vice-Presidents for 2022-2023. He has served on several local association's Board of Directors and just finished serving a 2020-2021 term as President of the Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS®. Robert has been accepted as a candidate into the 2022 NAR Leadership Academy class and will serve as a NAR Director from Tennessee REALTORS® for 2022-2024. He also has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) for 2022-2023 as well as selected to the Learning Experiences committee for 2022. Robert also served on NAR's Professional Development (2022) and Housing Opportunities (2022-2023) committees as well.

Robert is an international speaker, certified instructor and consultant who holds several professional designations/ certifications just to name a few, the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), Internet Professional (e-PRO), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI), and the Performance Management Network (PMN) designation for the Women's Council of REALTORS®. He is also certified by the Instructor's Training Institute (ITI). He has conducted seminars, training workshops and leadership conferences for countless numbers of REALTOR®, boards, conventions, and associations throughout the continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the British West Indies. Robert is a Certified Instructor for Real Estate Brokers Institute (rebi). He is also a Course Facilitator/ Instructor for the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC) and Women's Council of REALTORS® (WCR).

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.


Fairhaven is an online, immersive simulation that uses the power of storytelling that lets learners confront housing discrimination in scenarios that feel real. Learners in the fictional town of Fairhaven take the role of an agent, working against the clock to close deals. As learners interact with clients and colleagues, they confront different forms of discrimination and must decide how to react. The scenarios in Fairhaven are inspired by real fair housing cases, and by conversations held with NAR members.

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C2EX Endorsement

C2EX empowers REALTORS® to evaluate, enhance, and showcase their highest levels of professionalism. It's not a course, class, or designation—it's an Endorsement that REALTORS® can promote when serving clients and other REALTORS®. C2EX is a Code of Ethics training equivalency.

Complete each self-assessment to measure your proficiency in 10 aspects of professionalism (11 for managing brokers), ranging from customer service to use of technology. The platform generates a customized learning path and recommends experiences and resources to enhance your individual skillset. And if you complete the Fair Housing Challenge, you have already completed three major tasks on the C2EX platform!

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Fair Housing Challenge Completion Form

Please confirm that you have viewed or participated in the Implicit Bias Training and, if applicable, the At Home With Diversity® certification course video (or already hold the AHWD® Designation) via the form below.

Note: The Fairhaven simulator and C2EX program automatically track completion so do not need to be certified via this form.

Need to find your Member ID number? Look it up here.

I hereby certify that I have completed the following training:

Implicit Bias Training This field is required.

Remember, C2EX and the Fairhaven simulator automatically track your completion so do not need to be confirmed via this form!