At Home With Diversity (AHWD) Certification

The industry is changing, which means you must change with it!

The At Home With Diversity (AHWD) educational experience is designed to present a picture of the changing face of the industry. REALTORS® who adapt to increasing cultural diversity and wisely plan to meet the needs of diverse clients gain a competitive edge and expand opportunities.  

The AWHD gives you the ability to:

  • Assess and understand attributes of diversity in local markets and associated impacts on the real estate industry.
  • Build a business plan and selling strategy to successfully service all client profiles.
  • Understand basic competencies to earn the confidence of potential buyers and sellers, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, handicaps, familial status or national origin.
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The AHWD addresses the topics of diversity, fair housing and business planning development that is designed to present a picture of the changing face of the real estate industry. 


Upcoming virtual course

At Home with Diversity Course

May 11 and 12, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. each day

Discover the importance of adapting and remaining relevant in today's marketplace. By developing a business practice rooted in inclusion and equality, you can help buyers of all cultural backgrounds achieve the dream of homeownership.

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Course topics

You'll learn about these topics and more in this course:

  • Embracing diversity: Discuss the importance of defining diversity in our businesses and lives and how researching demographic information can assist with better understanding of cultural and communication dynamics among diverse consumers.
  • Housing policy in America: past and present: Summarize what’s in the Fair Housing Act, including its protected classes, prohibitions and exemptions.
  • A house is a home: "One America" principles: Summarize other strategies you can use to ensure your real estate practice is inclusive.
  • Combatting bias to create a thriving businessDistinguish between cultural and personal biases and how each can adversely shape our perceptions and behaviors when dealing with clients.
  • Inclusive multicultural marketingExplain the importance of networking and performing meaningful multicultural outreach in your community.
  • Creating your inclusive business plan: Formulate an inclusive business plan that embraces diversity and grows your business.

Course takeaways
 You'll walk away with the ability 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, handicap, familial status or national origin. 
  • Develop an increased awareness of cultural and personal biases that may inhibit you from fully embracing diversity and creating a successful multicultural real estate business.
  • Formulate an inclusive business plan to help you create an enduring business that is able to adapt and evolve to an ever-changing marketplace.
  • Learn inclusive, multicultural marketing and advertising strategies to broaden your client base.

Course details

  • Date and time: May 11 and 12, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. each day. Attendance is required for both sessions to receive AHWD course credit.
  • Location: Virtual via the Zoom platform. Students are required to be on camera for the entire course. 
  • Instructor: Eric Kodner
  • Credits: This course qualifies toward 1 GRI live elective course credit. Provides ABR elective course credit when working toward the ABR designation. Also counts toward the C2EX endorsement.  
    Does not qualify for CE credit. 
  • Course fees: $30 member  |  $30 nonmember
  • AHWD certification: The one-time application fee normally $75 has been reduced to $40 through May 31, 2021.   

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