At Home With Diversity Certification

Friday July 14th, 2023 | 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Cost: FREE for Active PWAR Members | $99 Guest

Credits: CE – Elective | PL – Current Industry


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. 

 The At Home with Diversity® course is a 6 to 7-hour class that can be taken online or in person and addresses the topics of diversity, fair housing, and business planning development. After successfully completing the course, REALTORS® are eligible to apply for the official AHWD certification, which conveys to clients they’re working with a dynamic real estate professional with expertise that transcends cultural barriers. 

 The At Home With Diversity® Course teaches REALTORS® how to: 

  • Assess and understand attributes of diversity in local markets and their impact on the real estate industry 
  • Understand basic competencies to earn the confidence of potential buyers and sellers, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, handicaps, familial status, or national origin 
  • Build a business plan that minimizes risk and successfully services all types of clients 

 Additional Course Benefits 

  • Elective credit toward the ABR®, GRI (depending on your state), and CIPS designations 
  • The AHWD certification counts as a Task in the C2EX Program 

 AHWD application requirements: 

  • Be an active NAR member in good standing 
  • Submit AHWD application fee due to NAR $75 (Due after the completion of the class) 
Tara Houston

Tara Houston

Meet your instructor, Tara Furges Houston! Tara is the Founder and CEO of Houston Consulting Group & Associates, LLC, a consulting practice with a mission of helping others build their legacies. She practices real estate with EXP Realty as a global real estate advisor (Former State Managing Broker) in DC and MD and (Former Compliance Broker) in VA. Alongside her husband, Michael, she serves as a leader and ambassador for the brokerage. Tara and Michael train, mentor, and coach their personal agent group (Legacy Builders Global of eXp Realty), consisting of over 220 REALTORS (spanning nine different states) to build successful real estate businesses. 

The 2019 President of Women’s Council NOVA Metro, Tara has co-authored two books – The Confident Woman (chapter titled “Eagles Don’t Need Parachutes”) and Overcoming the Good Little Girl Syndrome (chapter titled “Saying No without Guilt”).  Before becoming a full-time entrepreneur, Tara served as an educator for over 21 years in teacher, Principal, and college professor roles.  She has documented success in using creative teaching methods to ensure participants leave her classes and workshops energized and empowered with knowledge. Tara teaches Broker and Salesperson Pre-licensing and CE courses for DC, MD, and VA. A life-long learner, she has the At Home with Diversity (AHWD), Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), and Professional Management Network (PMN) designations. 

Event Information

  4545 Daisy Reid Ave, Woodbridge, 22192, Other, United States
}  July 14, 2023
  Friday, 09:00 am to 04:00 pm
n  Professional Development
    FREE for Active PWAR Members | $99 Guest

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