The Unignorable Impact of Empathy - Anywhere Real Estate Inc.

The Unignorable Impact of Empathy

January 16, 2024

As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said in 1957 in Montgomery, Alabama, “Life’s most persistent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

This question is the essence of our work in real estate. Our mission at Anywhere is empowering everyone’s next move. We serve people buying and selling homes, our affiliate agents and brokers, our franchisees, and our employees every day as they make the moves that matter. We do this with integrity and passion because our work is in the service of helping people achieve one of life’s necessities – home.

When I think about the impact of Dr. King’s legacy on the real estate industry, including his influence on the passing of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, I feel a great sense of gratitude. His legacy continues to help people find a home today, though there is still so much more to be done to create a more equitable and accessible future.

This question is also at the core of our work as a people-first company. I believe that the best problem solving often comes from having diverse perspectives and lived experiences in the room early. Supported by the right mix of ethics leaders, social scientists, engaged employees within our eight employee resource groups who can serve as counselors, and influential real estate professionals who make a difference in their communities, this is something Anywhere as a company is constantly working toward.

And our work won’t stop any time soon. We proudly lead with inclusion and are committed to doing what we can to make a difference.

As we continue to lean into what we are doing for others, it is my sincere hope that, today and every day, we take time to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy. More importantly, that we think about how we can put his life’s work into action with every move we make.


Tanya Reu-Narvaez

Chief People Officer, Anywhere

Executive Sponsor, ACE Employee Resource Group