There’s so much noise across our country right now about racism and equal rights. We’ve seen protests and riots, landmark decisions for Marriage Equality and LGBT anti-discrimination legislation for employment, we’ve seen books and speakers and memes on white privilege and black lives matter and immigration. We’ve seen videos of things we can’t be unseen. Regardless of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, fair housing and discrimination our profession suffered a blow with the Long Island undercover study by Newsday. Add divisive politics and Covid-19 and to mask or not to mask, major disagreements about master bedroom language, and it’s clear we’re facing a challenge, both as REALTORS and human beings, to find a way to contribute something good to the conversation on diversity and inclusion. We have 4 thought leaders to join in a panel discussion on ways we can all make a difference and move forward. The panel shares ideas, tools, and direction for those who are interested in elevating the conversation, quieting the noise, and continue in the direction of diversity inclusion.
Meet the Panel
Sher Powers, CRS, author and instructor of the class, The Umbrella Effect: Building an Unstoppable, Inclusive Culture.
Tim Hur, CRS, is a national speaker and currently the managing broker for Point Honors and Associates, REALTORS®, in Metro Atlanta. Tim was immediate past chair of the the National Association of REALTORS® Diversity Committee and served on the 2018 NAR task force to promote and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Fair Housing in the United States (which was fantastic, by the way!) Tim was also elected the 2018 national treasurer and secretary of the Asian Real Estate Association of America, the 2013 and 2014 president of the Atlanta Chapter, and previously was the national policy chairman. He was also appointed by the 2013, 2014, and 2015 NAR presidents to be their liaison for South Korea.
Carrie Little is an active licensed real estate broker in Illinois and a contract trainer for Midwest Real Estate Data, one of the largest MLS companies in the U.S. She is a continuing education instructor and trainer. She’s produced television programming, worked for one of the largest commercial real estate holders in the world. She is an author, blogger, certified paralegal, and holds a B.S in business administration and a M.S. in digital marketing and analytics. She has served on NAR committees for RPAC, Safety, Federal Financing, and the Diversity committee.
Gonzalo Mejia, CRS is a REALTOR who lives in Jackson, Florida and is from Lima, Peru. He is a team leader for Dream Home Team Jax with Watson Realty Corp, and a certified instructor for CRS, Real Estate Business Institute, and Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council. Gonzalo has served on the NAR Diversity Committee, as well as the CIPS Advisory Board and four terms on the Global Alliances Advisory Board and is passionate about this topic.
There’s so much noise across our country right now about racism and equal rights. We’ve seen protests and riots, landmark decisions for Marriage Equality and LGBT anti-discrimination legislation for employment, we’ve seen books and speakers and memes on white privilege and black lives matter and immigration.
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