2020 NAR President, Vince Malta speaks on Racial Equality CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

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NAR’s Leading with Diversity program offers resources and support for local and state REALTOR® Associations seeking to increase the inclusion diversity in their leadership.

Why Diversity

In order to be a strong voice for real estate in our communities, diversity in our leadership can help our associations represent all the communities and demographic groups in our market area. Making sure our association reflects and includes leaders who serve all parts of our market will make our associations better advocates for homeownership and private property rights. It will build our commitment to ethics and make sure our association is meeting member needs regardless of the communities they serve.   

NAR partners with four national multicultural real estate organizations to address shared real estate policy issues and to better serve REALTORS® who also hold membership in those organizations. Partnering with local chapters or boards of these organizations can be effective in engaging a more diverse membership base and expanding perspectives regarding the local real estate market.

Local Multicultural Real Estate Organizations

Over the past twenty years, local chapters and boards of national multicultural real estate organizations have grown and expanded in many cities.  Local REALTOR® Associations often develop close working relationships which have benefits both organizations. At the same time, NAR has improved and strengthened its relationship with the national multicultural organizations, seeing increased diversity on NAR committees, coalition advocacy on issues such as access to credit and homeownership.

The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (link is external) (NAREB or Realtists) was formed in 1947 by chartered African American real estate professionals out of a need to secure the right to equal housing opportunities, regardless of race, creed, or color. For more than 60 years, NAREB has participated in meaningful legal challenges and has supported legislative initiatives that ensure the availability of fair and affordable housing for all Americans.

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (link is external)' mission is to advance sustainable Hispanic home ownership by educating and empowering the real estate professionals who serve Hispanic home buyers & sellers, advocating for public policy that supports the association's mission, and facilitating relationships among industry stakeholders, real estate practitioners and other housing industry professionals.

The Asian Real Estate Association of America (link is external) (AREAA) is a nonprofit professional trade organization dedicated to promoting sustainable home ownership opportunities in Asian American communities by creating a powerful national voice for housing and real estate professionals that serve this dynamic market.

The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (link is external) (NAGLREP) is a mission driven non-profit organization that is part business and part advocacy.  NAGLREP advocates on behalf of the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community as it relates to housing and discrimination laws. NAGLREP works to raise awareness through education and events to support fair housing for the LGBT community.

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