Photo: Matthew  Difanis

Matthew Difanis, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, GRI


Matt considers himself the world's most improbable DEI and fair housing evangelist. Matt served as the 2018 President of the 50,000 member Illinois REALTORS® trade organization. During his 4 years on the state leadership team, he went from unaware of any of these issues to aware, then concerned, and eventually outraged. In the last few years, he has developed a reputation for building bridges to historically marginalized groups that have been impacted by housing discrimination–particularly the Black community. Matt served as the 2020 Chair of the National Association of REALTORS® Professional Standards Committee, which is charged with updating and interpreting the NAR Code of Ethics.  During his time leading that group, he advanced a series of proposals that eventually became Standard of Practice 10-5 in the Code of Ethics—a ban on discriminatory hate speech by REALTORS®.


2023 NAR NXT,
The REALTOR® Experience

November 14-16  Anaheim, CA

Anaheim Convention Center

See you in
sunny California!