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Seattle King County REALTORS® is proud to join the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and Associations across the nation in sharing Fair Housing resources, education, and training.


Fairhaven Contest

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.

Every member who completes this training by the end of April, or previously took this training, will automatically be entered into our Seattle King County REALTORS® Fairhaven Contest for a chance to win 1 of 4 gas cards. Click here to see the list of members who have completed the training.

Take Fairhaven Training


Take the DEI Pledge

Washington REALTORS® (WR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) have issued a challenge to members to complete a DEI Pledge by completing the following. Once complete, fill out DEI pledge forms for WR and NAR.

All successful participants receive a NAR Fair Housing Lapel Pin and recognition on the Washington REALTORS® website. Members who complete WR’s DEI Pledge by April 30 will be entered into a grand prize drawing held by Seattle King County REALTORS®.

WR Pledge NAR Pledge

AHWD Course

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 designation.

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Fairhaven Training

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.

Every member who completes this training by the end of April will also be entered into our Seattle King County REALTORS® Fairhaven Contest for Fair Housing Month.

Take Fairhaven Training

NAR Implicit Bias Training

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.

Take Implicit Bias 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.

How to Report a Fair Housing Violation

If you believe you or your client has been a victim of a Fair Housing violation, we encourage you to report the violation to the Washington State Human Rights Commission and to contact the Seattle King County REALTORS® Professional Standards Administrator.

File a complaint with the Washington State Human Rights Commission

Any individual who believes that he or she has been discriminated against based on protected class status may file a charge of discrimination with the WSHRC. Learn more about the process here.

File an Ethics Complaint

If you believe that a REALTOR® has violated one or more Articles of the Code of Ethics, you can file an ethics complaint alleging a violation(s) through the local REALTOR® association where the REALTOR® holds membership. View more information on our website.

REALTORS® shall not deny equal professional services to any person for reasons of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. REALTORS® shall not be parties to any plan or agreement to discriminate against a person or persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

REALTORS®, in their real estate employment practices, shall not discriminate against any person or persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. – Article 10, REALTOR® Code of Ethics

Other resources:

File a complaint with the Fair Housing Center of Washington File a complaint with HUD

“Opening Doors to Housing” Series

As a charter member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Seattle King County REALTORS® is proud to stand with our national organization as it launches a broader effort to promote awareness and progress on fair housing and equal opportunity for all. We encourage you to view the campaign here.

Seattle King County REALTORS® has launched this additional effort to make housing and opportunity tools available to our members as they serve the diverse communities in our area. Our series on “Opening Doors to Housing” includes relevant resources, articles, best practices, talking points, and stories on advancing housing opportunities and promoting inclusiveness.

We encourage our REALTOR® members to follow and share aspects of our series.

 

Download/Print NAR Fair Housing Month Poster

Observed each April to commemorate the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act in which U.S. law was established that prohibited discrimination in housing.

Annually, NAR creates a poster that state and local real estate associations may print, use or distribute to promote the REALTOR® commitment to Fair Housing. You are authorized to print and distribute the Fair Housing Month Poster. It can be printed 18 x 24 or 9 x 12.

NAR Fair Housing Assets

Help amplify the message by leveraging graphics and ads on social media and other forms of sharing!

Photofy App

Personalize graphics and banners to suit you and your brand.

 

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