At Home With Diversity

    The course work for the At Home with Diversity® certification is designed to enable you to work successfully with and within a rapidly changing multicultural market. It will help you to learn diversity sensitivity, how it applies to U.S. fair housing laws in your business, and ways to develop professional guidelines for working with people in the increasingly multicultural real estate market.

    GRI – In today’s competitive business environment, it often takes more than just motivation and initiative to succeed. Earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand to prospective home buyers and as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate.

    CIPS – Global real estate opportunities are everywhere. People move to the U.S. from other countries every day and foreign-born individuals residing in the U.S. move to new markets. Americans in your current market may look to invest in property overseas. No matter which audience you cater to, the CIPS designation will provide you with the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize and expand your business.

    RSPS – RSPS is recognized as an official NAR Certification, and allows buyers and sellers to have confidence in the ability of a REALTOR® who specializes in buying, selling or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination, to assist them with their search.

    SFR – The Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR®) certification is for REALTORS® who want to hone the skills that will allow them to help buyers and sellers of distressed properties.

    ePro – NAR’s e-PRO® certification program helps REALTORS® master the advanced digital marketing techniques of today. With the e-PRO® certification, REALTORS® increase their ability to reach customers, expand their capabilities, and build trust by safeguarding client information.

    CIRE – Commercial and Investment Real Estate Certification provides the foundations needed to provide commercial and investment real estate brokerage services.

    Mission Statement: HGAR’s Global Business Council provides our members the tools and resources to connect globally with real estate professionals throughout the world.

    HGAR’s Global Business Council provides our members the tools and resources to connect globally with real estate professionals throughout the world.


    Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) from the National Association of REALTORS® empowers REALTORS® to evaluate, enhance and showcase their highest levels of professionalism. It's not a course, class or designation—it's an Endorsement that REALTORS® can promote when serving clients and other REALTORS®.

    HUD – When a HUD Home becomes available for sale, it is listed on HUD Home Store (and usually on the Multiple Listing Service). Any real estate broker who is properly registered with HUD may submit contracts for purchase. Brokers are used because of their expertise in the local residential real estate market and because HUD does not have sufficient staff to show properties to prospective buyers or to assist in those other aspects of homebuying normally handled by brokers.

    Advancing minority- and women-owned businesses by:  promoting State contracting, subcontracting and purchasing opportunities to MWBEs; providing the resources MWBEs need to pursue State business opportunities; and requiring that our office contract with qualified MWBEs whenever possible. Over the past years, our office has exceeded the State's MWBE participation goals and will continue plans with the intent to increase our annual participation.

    MBE – Certification for Minority-owned Businesses

    Minority Business Enterprise Certification with the National Minority Supplier development Council (NMSDC), a private third-party that certifies minority-owned businesses on behalf of U.S. corporations or MBE certification through city, county or state programs.

    WBE -Certification for Women-owned Businesses

    Women Business Enterprise Certification with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a private third-party that certifies women-owned businesses on behalf of U.S. corporations or WBE certification through city, county or state programs.

    DBE – Certified

    The system is accessible to all firms doing business with Metropolitan Transportation Authority and includes the following key features:

    • Online DBE certification application and annual no change affidavit submissions
    • Submission of Small Business Development Program mentoring program applications
    • Searchable Active Contract and MWDBE Utilization Plans database
    • Submission of contractors’ utilization reports online with automated tracking of contract goals and participation
    • Verification of subcontractor payments