REALTORS® are committed to abiding by fair housing laws and the Code of Ethics. But sometimes, our brains take shortcuts that can lead us astray.
Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing is an NAR certificate course that helps real estate professionals interrupt stereotypical thinking so they can avoid fair housing pitfalls and provide equal professional service to every customer or client. Participants will learn about the mind science of identity, study how implicit bias can result in fair housing violations and engage in interactive exercises to enhance communication skills and business relationships with clients of all backgrounds.
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.
| In Person, 4545 Daisy Reid Avenue, 22192, VA, United States|
|} April 18, 2023|
| Tuesday, 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm|
|n Professional Development|
| PWAR's Professional Development Small Group|