Paul Marantette is a Diversity, Equity, Fair Housing & Inclusion (DEFI) Advocate
The DEFI Advocate certification represents GRAR members who have not only committed to equitable and fair treatment of all, but have put actions behind their convictions by attending specialized training in diversity, equity, fair housing and inclusion.
What it takes to become a DEFI Advocate
- It means the Realtor® has attended GRAR's Implicit Bias & Diversity Workshop.
- They have attended GRAR's Fair Housing Fundamentals course
- They have completed Fairhaven training
Fairhaven is a fair housing simulation training for REALTORS® that uses the power of storytelling to help members identify, prevent, and address discriminatory practices in real estate. Inspired by real stories, this innovative online experience has agents work against the clock to sell homes in the fictional town of Fairhaven while confronting discrimination in the homebuying process. Learners will also walk in the shoes of a homebuyer facing discrimination. The training provides customized feedback that learners can apply to daily business interactions. Learn more at the National Association of Realtors®