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Arizona REALTORS® recognizes that we live in a diverse state — not only in our landscape but in our demographics. We want to elevate what our membership offers to a wide, diverse audience across our state.


Effectively communicate with Arizona’s diverse population to help Arizona REALTORS® to be the best prepared real estate practitioners with the highest standards and build successful relationships with their clients, colleagues, and other housing industry professionals.


To provide diversity and leadership training by hosting educational and networking events, promoting fair housing practices, and advocating for all.

Register for the Success through Diversity event, HERE:


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Newsletters

Fair Housing

Celebrating Black History Month

Pride Month

Matthew Hoedt

Fair Housing Month

Meloniece Gaskin

Mario Romero

Nate Johnson

Women’s History Month

Marge Lindsay

Bernadette Barba

Laurie McDonnell

Sally Liddicoat

Sindy Ready

Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

Butch Leiber

What can be done to improve diversity within the real estate industry?

Members reflect on the racial disparity that exists in the real estate industry and homeownership.


Committee Member Spotlight

Butch Leiber

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Fair Housing

Real Estate Reports

Reports about the state of homeownership among minority/diverse communities and the barriers they may face.

Inclusion and Diversity Partners

Members of Arizona REALTORS® are sometimes also members of other real estate associations. We are working to actively foster relationships with these associations so that, together, we can offer more opportunities and services to our mutual members. The following is a list of those associations that have a presence in Arizona:



Serving African Americans’ need for equal representation in real estate transactions and housing opportunities.



Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)


Dedicated to promoting sustainable homeownership opportunities in Asian American communities by creating a powerful national voice for housing and real estate professionals that serve this dynamic market.



The Voice for Hispanic Real Estate® and proud champions of home ownership for the Hispanic community in and around Phoenix, Arizona.


A 501(c)6 non-profit member organization dedicated to empowering the LGBTQ+ community on their path towards and enjoyment of homeownership. 


The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) is a mission-driven organization that is part business and part advocacy.


The Hill We Climb – Amanda Gorman

When day comes, we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade?

The loss we carry. A sea we must wade.

We braved the belly of the beast.

We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace, and the norms and notions of what “just” is isn’t always justice.

And yet the dawn is ours before we knew it.

Somehow we do it.

Somehow we weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished.

We, the successors of a country and a time where a skinny Black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president, only to find herself reciting for one.

And, yes, we are far from polished, far from pristine, but that doesn’t mean we are striving to form a union that is perfect.

We are striving to forge our union with purpose.

To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man.

And so we lift our gaze, not to what stands between us, but what stands before us.

We close the divide because we know to put our future first, we must first put our differences aside.

We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another.

We seek harm to none and harmony for all.

Let the globe, if nothing else, say this is true.

That even as we grieved, we grew.

That even as we hurt, we hoped.

That even as we tired, we tried.

That we’ll forever be tied together, victorious.

Not because we will never again know defeat, but because we will never again sow division.

Scripture tells us to envision that everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid.

If we’re to live up to our own time, then victory won’t lie in the blade, but in all the bridges we’ve made.

That is the promise to glade, the hill we climb, if only we dare.

It’s because being American is more than a pride we inherit.

It’s the past we step into and how we repair it.

We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation, rather than share it.

Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy.

And this effort very nearly succeeded.

But while democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated.

In this truth, in this faith we trust, for while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us.

This is the era of just redemption.

We feared at its inception.

We did not feel prepared to be the heirs of such a terrifying hour.

But within it we found the power to author a new chapter, to offer hope and laughter to ourselves.

So, while once we asked, how could we possibly prevail over catastrophe, now we assert, how could catastrophe possibly prevail over us?

We will not march back to what was, but move to what shall be: a country that is bruised but whole, benevolent but bold, fierce and free.

We will not be turned around or interrupted by intimidation because we know our inaction and inertia will be the inheritance of the next generation, become the future.

Our blunders become their burdens.

But one thing is certain.

If we merge mercy with might, and might with right, then love becomes our legacy and change our children’s birthright.

So let us leave behind a country better than the one we were left.

Every breath from my bronze-pounded chest, we will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one.

We will rise from the golden hills of the West.

We will rise from the windswept Northeast where our forefathers first realized revolution.

We will rise from the lake-rimmed cities of the Midwestern states.

We will rise from the sun-baked South.

We will rebuild, reconcile, and recover.

And every known nook of our nation and every corner called our country, our people diverse and beautiful, will emerge battered and beautiful.

When day comes, we step out of the shade of flame and unafraid.

The new dawn balloons as we free it.

For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it.

If only we’re brave enough to be it.