Diversity, Fair Housing & Unity

As REALTORS® we are sworn to uphold a strict Code of Ethics. We must treat all clients equally, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity. The REALTOR® commitment to diversity and equality is perhaps the strongest in real estate, even going a step farther than the federal Fair Housing Act, which does not include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes against housing discrimination. 

REALTORS® play an essential role in ensuring that fair and equal opportunity in housing is protected. This page includes a variety of educational and informational resources to assist you in your ongoing commitment to excellence and equality. Seeking knowledge and meaningful conversation through a variety of perspectives and resources builds the ability to learn from the past and provides solutions for a better future. 

REALTOR Unity Concert

Did you miss the live concert on July 1, want to watch it again or share it with others?  You can view the entire concert below!

News & Updates

Fighting Systemic Racism in Real Estate

For the last week, I’ve spent a lot of time figuring out what this month’s message would be. Deciding what real estate topic would be appropriate to talk about with all the continued social injustices and racial inequities going on in the world right now has been weighing heavy on my heart. That was when I realized I had not only an opportunity, but also a duty and obligation to help educate our members on how systemic racism has roots that are firmly grounded within real estate, so we can actively work to interrupt that racism in our businesses and our lives. Read more...

Upcoming Education

The Umbrella Effect: Building an Unstoppable, Inclusive Culture

  • Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Free to KCRAR members
  • Online via Zoom Webinar

The Umbrella Effect is a fast-paced course that provides practical steps to make difficult conversations more comfortable and explains how to harness emotional intelligence, unconscious biases, microagressions and much more. The focus is on awareness and cooperation, rather than criticism or shame, so everyone moves forward together. Attendees will be provided with clear examples and equipped with simple, immediate tools they can use to create an unstoppable, inclusive culture in their business, community and daily lives.

Further explore topics through active participation and collaboration. Overcome bias in inclusiveness and diversity discussions by moving from conversations led by gut instinct, emotional or subconscious thought, and instead focusing on deliberately inclusive, rational, rules-based thinking and listening. This takes practice and more effort, so a series of four exercises are utilized to assist attendees in growing these tools. 

Register via the KCRAR member portal.

Zoom registration link will be emailed to you one day prior to event.