A real estate technology company that encourages people to achieve better outcomes buying or selling their home recently launched a Black Real Estate Agent Program in partnership with the country’s largest and oldest minority professional real estate trade association.

In joining forces with the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), real estate company HomeLight aims to provide financial, educational and career support for aspiring Black real estate agents across the country.

“Our goal is to drive sustainable, structural change by increasing access to job opportunities as well as education around how systematic racism has impacted the real estate industry,” Sumant Sridharan, HomeLight COO, said in a press release. “We’re excited to partner with NAREB to offer this program to aspiring Black real estate professionals. Together, we believe we can fundamentally shift diversity and equality in our industry by increasing access to training, education, and support for Black real estate agents.”

Black Americans represent less than 6% of all real estate professionals, according to current Census Bureau data.

For more information and to sign up, go to https://www.homelight.com/black-agent-program.

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