Thursday, October 27, 2016 08:35 PM

LOCAL REALTORS GET "AT HOME WITH DIVERSITY" IN THE FACE OF AN INCREASINGLY DIVERSE MARKET

As the face of real estate grows and changes reflecting the diversity of todays home buyers and sellers the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors united real estate professionals in a conversation this week designed to highlight how the market is changing and how local Realtors need to adapt. Through GCARs At Home With Diversity course, participants took an in-depth look at the hot topics of fair housing, diversity and cultural differences, learning to approach real estate in a way that is culturally competent.

Having the proper sensitivity and respect for a home buyer or sellerregardless of their race, religion, gender, familial status, handicaps, etc. is critical to not only being an effective Realtor but also a good neighbor, said Nathan Walldorf, Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors President. Were called to be both, and continued education opportunities like these are vital to fostering a housing community in Chattanooga thats healthy, vibrant and transcends cultural barriers.

First launched in 1998, At Home With Diversityhas since equipped more than 20,000 realtors nationwide with practical tools to service todays increasingly diverse pool of homebuyers and sellers. Tooled into a seven to eight hour class, the course helps real estate agents, brokers, association executives and other ...

News source: The Chattanoogan.com

See also: Grace Frank Group