Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

Ethics Complaints

REALTORS are required to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics to ensure the highest professional standards for the industry and work in the best interest of clients and the overall community. Article 10 in the Code of Ethics states:  “REALTORS® shall not deny equal professional services to any person for reasons of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. REALTORS® shall not be parties to any plan or agreement to discriminate against a person or persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.”

If you feel as though the section of the Code of Ethics above has been violated and would like to file a formal ethics complaint, please fill out the IAR Ethics Complaint Form and email prostandards@iowarealtors.comwith any questions.

DEI Resources

Fair Housing Resources

Fair Housing is an integral part of ensuring equity and inclusion for all is essential to the well-being of the real estate industry and to protect the livelihood of our communities. Below IAR shares some resources on how to be a champion for fair housing.

Fair Housing Poster

Displaying the Fair Housing Poster in your office is a sign of your commitment to fair housing. However, did you know you could open yourself up to liability if the poster is not prominently displayed? Hear from our Legal Counsel and DEI committee members on the importance of this poster and the implications of not having it on display.

Download the Fair Housing Poster 

IAR Fair Housing Resources

Fair Housing Month may only be celebrated once a year in April of each year, but it is necessary to remain committed to fair housing year round. Check out IAR’s article onresources to become a fair housing champion and what you can do to make a difference.

NAR Fair Housing Resources

NAR also provides extensive resources for fair housing education and advocacy. Check out some of these great resources to support your efforts:

Fair Housing Videos

Fair Housing Toolkit from NAR

Fair Housing and other Outreach Grants

DEI Education

At Home With Diversity Course

The Iowa Association of REALTORS is proud to offer the At Home with Diversity Course to our members and help you earn your At Home With Diversity (AHWD) Certification. REALTORS know the importance of adapting and remaining relevant in today's marketplace. By developing a business practice rooted in inclusion and equality, REALTORS® can help buyers of all cultural backgrounds achieve the dream of home-ownership. The At Home With Diversity (AHWD) certification course covers how to work effectively with diverse populations so you can build business success in today's multicultural real estate market. 

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop an increased awareness of cultural and personal biases that may inhibit you from fully embracing diversity and creating a successful multicultural real estate business.

  • Learn inclusive, multicultural marketing and advertising strategies to broaden your client base.

  • Formulate an inclusive business plan to help you create an enduring business that is able to adapt and evolve to an ever-changing marketplace.

Register for the Course

Fairhaven: A Fair Housing Simulation

The National Association of REALTORS launched Fairhaven, a fair housing simulation in late 2020. This simulation, based on real life scenarios teaches REALTORS how to combat discrimination in real estate and provides feedback on the participant's decisions within the simulation. This online program is available for free to all NAR members.


Implicit Bias Training

We are all impacted by our experiences and any preconceived notions we may have, leading to unintentional implicit bias. NAR provides a 50 minute video training on implicit bias to members to help identify and overcome their unconscious biases. This free program was done in partnership with the Perception Institute, a research firm committed to reducing bias and discrimination.

Watch the Training Video