DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION
As Realtors® sworn to strictly uphold a Code of Ethics, members of Williamsburg REALTORS are committed to treating all clients, members of the public, and each other equally, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
As an association, we are committed to:
In order to be successful in this industry, you need to diversify your business practices to reach everyone in your area. VAR have some tools for you to keep in mind throughout the year (and to save to come back to!) so you can continue to be inclusive in your business and everyday life. Learm more
In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through the facto segregation. The book makes clear that segregation – the law and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments that actually prompted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day
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Want to make a difference?
REALTOR® associations are designed to reflect the interests of their members and to promote the real estate industry. It is essential to have many different perspectives represented. This is YOUR association, and you have the ability to impact the real estate profession!
Serving your local or state-level association benefits your colleagues, your community, and the real estate industry. Volunteering can also benefit YOU! Getting involved with your professional association provides opportunities for strengthening relationships, building networks, and growing your business.
5 STEPS TO GET YOUR VOICE HEARD
Talk to your colleagues
Ask about experiences
volunteering with your local or state association. Find out what they gained from serving and what they recommend for getting involved.
Look at the conferences,
workshops, trainings, and other events hosted by your association—many are free! Find one to attend!
Read your e-mails
Important information about
events, professional development opportunities, and volunteer positions often come via e-mail. Be sure to check them out!
Tout your accomplishments
Your skills, passions, and interests are all valuable to your association. Talk about your community involvement, professional successes, and personal achievements.
Volunteer to serve
Look at opportunities to serve on a committee or volunteer for an event—and sign up!