Now more than ever, it is important for everyone to stick together. This includes the real estate industry. While there were already numerous people who were in need of assistance, the coronavirus pandemic has made things worse. The good news is that there are many real estate groups stepping up to the plate to help those in need. Take a look below at some of the top real estate groups who are donating their proceeds to nonprofit organizations to ensure that those who need assistance during this challenging time have access to the resources they require.
1. Competitive Edge Realty
This real estate group is located in Dallas. While they are always committed to providing exceptional services in the real estate industry, both for the buyer and seller, they are also committed to working with the local community to help populations that are in need. Individuals who work with Competitive Edge Realty to buy or sell a home can ask Competitive Edge Realty to donate up to 10 percent of their commission to charities or nonprofit organizations of the client's choice. Furthermore, this donation is even made in the name of the client.
2. Give Realty
This Real Estate Group is located in Austin, Texas and donates 25 percent of its commissions to local charities in the name of the client every time. Laurie Loew works with Give Realty and, similar to other real estate agents, she makes a commission on the home when it is bought and sold. What makes her different is that she donates 25 percent of her commission to charitable organizations every time. Particularly during the pandemic, these donations are certainly welcomed by charities that are struggling to make ends meet.
3. Hans Brings Results for Children's Charities Fund.
Hans Brings is a local realtor based in Massachusetts. For every home that Hans Brings sold during the holiday season, between Thanksgiving and New Year's, he donated a portion of his commission to the Hans Brings Results for Children's Charities Fund. The Hans Brings Results for Children's Charities Fund donated to St. Jude's Hospital, the Waltham Boys and Girls Club, the Genesis Fund, the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, and even the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation during the last holiday season. This is just another example of a real estate agent stepping up to help those in need.
4. The Charitable Agents Platform
This is a new platform that has been made popular among numerous real estate agents. Ten percent of every agent's commission that is made through this platform is donated to a local charity. While this might sound like an unusual concept, this also doubles as a powerful marketing tool for real estate agents. There are lots of agents who are looking to make inroads with the younger generation, which prioritizes giving back. Therefore, this platform can also be a way to not only support local charities but also garner interest among millennial homebuyers.
5. The Charity App PinRaise and Agent with Heart
Realtors have also used the charity app called PinRaise to discover local nonprofits in the community that are in need of support. PinRaise works with the Agent with Heart program, allowing realtors to direct a portion of their commission checks to go to local nonprofit charities. Commonly, realtors use the PinRaise system to find nonprofits that are looking for help. In this manner, numerous agents are using this system to pay it forward, providing support to a local community that has done so much for them.
The Future of Giving
In many ways, this represents the future of giving in the real estate industry. As the industry continues to grow, real estate agents will be expected to give back. These are a few of the top examples of charitable donations in action.