Pushback on DEI progress ignores the business case for diversity
Recent legal decisions have cast doubt on the value of DEI initiatives. Keller Williams Head of Inclusion and Belonging Julia Lashay Israel outlines why they're more impactful than ever
This Black History Month, evaluate your culture's inclusiveness
Learn about the core pillars of an inclusive culture and how you can leverage them as components to take your brokerage to the top
WATCH: Boomers, Gen X and millennials championing inclusion in real estate leadership
In this video, the historic 2022 president of the Atlanta Realtors Association, Karen Hatcher, shares just some of the organizations and individuals that have shaped her
by Lee Davenport Dec 5
How to become an inclusive Realtor: NAR certifications, designations, resources
Not sure how to grow your knowledge and familiarize yourself with contemporary perspectives? These courses are a great place to start
by Christy Murdock Feb 16
How to move the needle on Black representation in real estate
If we are going to make inroads on the diversity front, the status quo needs to change. It is everyone's responsibility to make that happen
by Shad Bogany Feb 15
How agents can be allies to the LGBTQ+ community
Launched as a 6-market tour, The Alliance Certified Ally program is a mix of virtual and in-person training sessions that bring the LGBTQ+ community and ally real estate pros together. Here are common themes, questions and lessons learned
by Ryan Weyandt Aug 2
Real (Estate) Talk: 7 essential steps in the anti-racist pro's journey
Acknowledgment is a much-needed first step — but it's only the beginning. For people of color to experience a greater sense of equity, inclusion and justice in diversity work, these steps are vital
by Lee Davenport Jul 16
Real (Estate) Talk: How one firm is making Dr. King's dream a reality
Modern research confirms diversity promotes and correlates with business success rather than scarcity — and one real estate company is pushing to make this a reality through its mentorship program. Here's how
by Lee Davenport Mar 24
CBC Mortgage Agency names its first-ever diversity, equity and inclusion officer
The company tapped current Director of Government Affairs Tai Christensen to lead the company's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts alongside of committee of 15 employees
by Marian McPherson Mar 10
Real (Estate) Talk: How to push for accountability in our associations
Although some associations attempt to advocate marginalized voices, the stated intent is often far from the actual impact. Speaking up to seek accountability for authentic justice, equity, diversity and inclusion is what this moment requires from us all
by Lee Davenport Feb 25
Real (Estate) Talk: What is diversity without inclusion, equity or justice?
Although some associations attempt to be a beacon of belonging, if you whip out a magnifying glass, it is glaringly obvious that these diversity and inclusion councils are in name only. Here are the ramifications of that
by Lee Davenport Feb 25
Lessons I live by as a Black real estate agent
While we talk about inclusion in terms of the way we treat clients, we need to remember what we owe each other as professionals
by Janel Randall Feb 24
2 Black broker-owners share triumphs, struggles in luxury
Real estate veterans Kofi Nartey and Quiana Watson share how discrimination impacts professionals and consumers of color and what can be done about it
by Marian McPherson Nov 6