The Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® (FAAR) announced today that it will use a $2500 grant from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) ‘to provide Bias Override Training for local area REALTORS®’ at no cost as part of a FREE day of education on November 1st. The three-hour training will help real estate professionals interrupt stereotypical thinking so they can avoid fair housing pitfalls and provide equal professional service to every customer or client.
“Realtors® recognize the significance of the Fair Housing Act and reaffirm our commitment to upholding these laws and to offering fair, equitable service to every American in their search for homes and property,” said Carol Sondrini, REALTOR® and 2023 FAAR President.
As part of NAR’s new Fair Housing Action Plan, abbreviated ‘ACT,’ which emphasizes Accountability, Culture Change, and Training to ensure America’s 1.4 million Realtors® are doing everything possible to protect housing rights in America, the Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® is doing our part to solidify the role fair housing plays in our industry and in our communities. The training this grant provides will give attendees a history of bias in real estate, explain how implicit bias may result in violations of Fair Housing Laws and industry ethics, identify interventions to prevent implicit bias, and provide methods to increase personal motivation to confront these phenomena in their business and community.
NAR offers Fair Housing Grants to state and local Realtor® Associations around the country in effort to support a wide range of activities and initiatives, including fair housing education and curriculum development, fair housing partnerships with local organizations and fair housing commemoration ceremonies and events.
Details on the November 1st Day of Education will be announced soon. To learn more about National Association of Realtors® Fair Housing Grant program visit, https://realtorparty.realtor/state-local-issues/issues/fair-housing.html.