Walla Walla Valley Association of Realtors®

Fair Housing

Realtors® believe in the right of every individual to own a home. The Walla Walla Valley Association of Realtors® is proud to join the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and associations across the nation in sharing Fair Housing resources, education, and training.

The Fair Housing Act outlaws discrimination against home renters and buyers by landlords, sellers, and lenders on account of their race, color, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, or family status.

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AT HOME WITH DIVERSITY® CERTIFICATION (AHWD)

The At Home With Diversity® (AHWD) course will prepare you to work effectively with today’s increasingly diverse pool of homebuyers.

Real estate professionals who adapt to increasing cultural diversity in the market and who wisely plan to meet the needs of diverse clients gain a competitive edge and are able to expand opportunities.

The AHWD course is the core course in order to obtain the At Home with Diversity® Certification and counts for elective credit toward the ABR®, CIPS, CRS, RSPS and PMN designations.

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FAIRHAVEN: A FAIR HOUSING SIMULATION

Fairhaven is an innovative training platform available to all Realtor® members at no cost.

The training tests your knowledge of Fair Housing and helps members identify, address and prevent discriminatory practices in real estate.

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BIAS OVERRIDE: OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO FAIR HOUSING

Watch an online workshop that helps real estate professionals confront and overcome unconscious biases that can prevent equal professional service.

Perception Institute explains how our brains’ automatic, instant association of stereotypes with particular groups can cause us to treat those who are different from us unfairly, despite our best intentions and often without our conscious awareness. Perception Institute then applies these concepts to the everyday work of Realtors®, and offers strategies to override bias in order to convey respect, ensure fairness, and improve business relationships.