Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors President and Realtor Judith Anderson, VIP Realty Group, earned the At Home With Diversity certification from the National Association of Realtors on June 8.
Anderson joins a select group other real estate professionals in North America who have earned the certification after completing a course to help develop new skills for working with home buyers and sellers of all backgrounds. The course addresses issues of diversity, fair housing and cultural differences.
"America is becoming an increasingly multicultural society. The At Home With Diversity certification is an excellent way to help provide more homeownership opportunities to people who might otherwise be closed out of the market," said Anderson. "Realtors build communities one house at a time, and my goal is to help home buyers of all backgrounds achieve the American dream of homeownership."
NAR developed the At Home With Diversity course in 1998 in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The day-long certification course is designed to meet the nation's fair housing commitment by educating and equipping NAR's Realtor members with the tools they need to expand homeownership opportunities for the growing number of culturally diverse buyers entering the housing market.
Home buyers and sellers who work with a Realtor who has earned the At Home With Diversity certification have the assistance of a professional who is trained to help meet the needs of America's increasingly diverse society.
For more information on the At Home With Diversity certification, visit www.realtor.org/diversity.