DEI Pledge

Washington REALTORS® is dedicated to the work of equity and inclusion. Our association is an acknowledged national leader in developing programs and policies to increase access to homeownership for communities of color. Like many states, Washington must reconcile a history of unfair housing practices, including redlining and unfair lending practices that left many people of color unable to access the dream of homeownership. We remain committed to this work, we acknowledge that it is ongoing, and we invite accountability and discussion to help us carry out this work more thoughtfully and effectively. Join us in this endeavor by taking the DEI Pledge today!

How to Pledge:

Take all three education opportunities (AHWD, Fairhaven Simulation, and Bias Override Video) and then fill out the DEI Pledge Completion form below. All successful participants will receive a WR designed DEI Lapel Pin and recognition on the Washington REALTORS® website below. 

Task #1

Take the At Home With Diversity Training

At Home With Diversity® (AHWD) is an NAR certification program designed to present a picture of the changing face of the real estate industry. Since 1998, the At Home With Diversity® program has prepared over 20,000 REALTORS® to work effectively with and within today's increasingly diverse pool of homebuyers.
Task #2

Complete the Fairhaven Simulation

Fairhaven is a fair housing simulation training for REALTORS® that uses the power of storytelling to help members identify, prevent, and address discriminatory practices in real estate. Inspired by real stories, this innovative online experience has agents work against the clock to sell homes in the fictional town of Fairhaven, while confronting discrimination in the homebuying process.
Task #3

Watch Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing

Drawing upon the latest evidence-based research, The Perception Institute explains how our brains’ automatic, instant association of stereotypes with particular groups can cause us to treat those who are different from us unfairly, despite our best intentions and often without our conscious awareness.

Take the Pledge

Once you've taken all three education opportunities above, fill out the DEI Pledge Completion form here. All successful participants will receive an NAR Fair Housing Lapel Pin and recognition on the Washington REALTORS® website.

DEI Pledges

Members Who Have Taken the Pledge

Sandy McKenzie
Freba Afzali
Patricia McGuire
Miranda O'Callaghan
Chris Kallin
Deborah C Karas-Schmoe
Latisha Morris
Ashley Duvall
Kyrie LaDucer
Robert P Contreras
Cheryl O'Brien
Tonia DeBeaux
Christina L. Johnson
Frank Wilson
Kay Hunt
Michelle Mewhinney-Angel
Kimberlee Goyette
Jennifer J Shupe
Irene Garcia
Martin Weiss
B Eliza Stephenson
Eddie Chang
Thom Butts
Marie Hansch
Beverly Vincent
Rob Scarber
Carla Froome
Nick Thompson
Theresa Jump
Cara McNeil
Alisha Sperling
Liz Garica
Michele Ohge
Samantha Enos
Roy Powell
Lynn Sanborn
Tom Hormel
Linda Wood
Denni Shefrin
Vickie Jackson
Elizabeth Stafford
Keri L Bateman
Alicia Dietrich
Curtis G Ambrose
Mark Kitabayashi
Russell Hokanson
Krista Gross
Gina Valaske
Tonya Hennen
Linda Kepler
Krisy Henry
Sheria Sullivan
Chelse Smiley
Karene Loman
Barbara Massenburg
Avnita Lakhani
Laura A Mershon
Annie Chan
Carolyn Vivian
Richard Beckman
Alisha Harrison
Gareth Fairchok
Joe Pitzer
Gary Lidstrom
Jill Stocking
Jeannette Karis
Melissa D Purvines
Kitty Wallace
Tiffany Claxton
Hailey Rarden
Colette Rarden
Cheri Daniels
John Miller
Brandi Smith
Lisamari Emery
April Adams
Jamie Haywood
Lori Sinclair
Makenna K Thompson
Savannah Scott
Elizabeth R. Beatty
Shayla Farias
Corey Orvold
Troy Allen
Lennox Scott
Dineve Ramirez
Denise Ware
Scott Rogers
Michelle Himlie
Teri Martinez
Angie Gainer
Brenda Davenport
Kristy Hamby
Erin Paiz Neilon
Mindy Jo Lyons
Laura Bird
Spencer Eiseman
Molly Dynes-Larson
April Adams
Carli Santa Cruz
Heather Schelling
Katsumi Purbeck