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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Our Commitment

On October 30, 2020, the NSR Board of Directors adopted a recommendation from the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Task Force for the North Shore REALTORS® Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI). This commitment formalizes the association’s ongoing efforts to be a leader on the North Shore who works toward making our communities a better place to live and our industry more equitable.

There is still much to do. Below are a collection of resources to implement self improvement, assist in supporting Fair Housing activities, and promoting DEI activities.

North Shore REALTORS® acknowledge the Agawam and all Indigenous Peoples on whose ancestral homelands we gather.

Agents: Step Up for DEI

Fairhaven

A Fair Housing Simulation

Fairhaven is a powerful tool to increase your understanding of Fair Housing. The training tasks you with selling homes while being presented with realistic, everyday Fair Housing scenarios. Based on your choices, you will receive unique responses and feedback to apply to your day to day business. You will also have an opportunity to experience the point of view of a client and hear testimonials on how housing discrimination impacts real people’s lives.

Implicit Bias Tests

Project Implicit

The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may show implicit attitudes that you are not conscious of.

If you would like to gauge how implicit bias affects your own outlook, Harvard’s Project Implicit is available with over a dozen tests that examine thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control.

Reading Recommendations

NAR Library

Residential segregation in America didn’t happen by accident. Americans of different races live apart because of deliberate actions by public and private actors. NAR’s Vice President of Policy Advocacy, Bryan Greene, compiled this collection of fair housing titles to help NAR members deepen their understanding of how we became divided, and of the ramifications of living in a segregated society.

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Local Community Resources

Experiencing a local Fair Housing issue? These resources can assist you to know your rights and find avenues of resolution

Local DEI Directors

Abu Toppin - Beverly

Faustina Cuevas - Lynn

Current open positions - Salem

Lead From the Front

When brokerages utilize DEI principles and are advocates of Fair Housing they reduce risk and increase their business. Engage the resources below to make sure your office is a leading example of Fair Housing and DEI.

A ready made declaration of Fair Housing that can be used in your office(s).

Your agent's may be interested in one or more of the multi-cultural organizations that have partnered with NAR. Getting involved with these organizations can increase an agent's professionalism, help them gain a new perspective, engage in leadership opportunities, and expand influence in the community. The national websites are linked below.

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting members in unprecedented ways, and raises numerous unique and novel issues for the real estate industry. Through this guidance, NAR aims to answer questions such as Fair Housing compliance during the pandemic and empower members to successfully navigate their real estate businesses during these challenging, and continually evolving, circumstances.

The C2EX endorsement shows that your agents have made a commitment to excellence as a REALTOR®. Competencies include a Fair Housing module among many professional proficiencies. Obtaining the C2EX endorsement also completes an agent's mandated Code of Ethics training for a given cycle.

Fair Housing & DEI Office Training Request

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