Matt Difanis Receives First-Ever Industry Partners TITAN Award for Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

On Tuesday, October 16, The Chicago Association of REALTORS® (CAR) presented Matt Difanis (RE/MAX Realty Associates in Champaign) with the first-ever Industry Partners TITAN Award. The TITAN Award is reserved for REALTORS® who show an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion, through staffing, client-relations and support of fellow colleagues, to ensure an equitable buying and selling process in Chicago’s real estate market and beyond. Matt Difanis received the award at CAR’s “Past, Present, Future: Reflecting on 50 years of the Fair Housing Act” event, where he also hosted an enlightening panel discussion about the issues and successes of the Fair Housing Act. When presenting him with the award, Chicago Association of REALTORS® CEO Michelle Mills Clement thanked Difanis for being “unapologetic in helping to shatter barriers that have been in place since the founding of the REALTOR® organization.” Mills Clement declared that Difanis’ work would result in “more diverse leadership at the state level for many years to come, which means the concerns and issues of all members are more likely to be addressed, heard and advanced.” In addition to his commitment to diversity as the 2018 Illinois REALTORS® president, Difanis displays his passion for diversity and inclusion in his daily work – tackling tough conversations, listening to historically disenfranchised communities and fighting for a level playing field. Join us in congratulating Matt Difanis for being the first-ever Industry Partners TITAN, and thanking him for all of his work in encouraging a real estate market that serves all people.