Ohio Realtors®: Earn Continuing Education credit with
Building Empathy: Enhancing Fairness & Equity for Realtors®

Understanding the science behind how empathy works will help you build your own personal level of empathy. This in turn will help you serve your clients more effectively. Building Empathy is approved for 3 hours of continuing education for Ohio Realtors® under the Elective category for $24.99.*

Empathy is not only a trait – it is a skill that can be developed through intention.

Realtors® follow a strict Code of Ethics that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, national origin, or sexual identity. And as a Realtor®, you likely come across people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, all with the same goal: to find a place to call home. 

We think of the Code of Ethics as a given: easy to say we shouldn’t discriminate against anyone, and even easier to believe we are not because our intention is to treat everyone fairly and equitably. However, the reality is that human biology can get in the way of the best intentions, without us even realizing it. 

Building Empathy is a self-guided, on-demand video course investigating the scientific bases of empathy and how we can
each develop our own empathy further. Throughout this course,
we will explore:

  • The intrinsic ways our brains & eyes can trick us
  • How DNA naturally causes a variety of biases
  •   What culture is & how it impacts our interactions
  •   Why diversity is useless without inclusion
  •   The importance of recognizing & developing our own emotional
  •   Why listening is key to true empathy



* There are no curricular prerequisites for this course. You must be able to use basic internet technologies such as browsers, and be able to download and open PDF documents. You have 90 days to complete this course from the date you are provided a login. There is no refund after your account has been created.