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Why Brokers Give Back to Charities


January 11, 2017

The Giving Back Group is a real estate agency dedicated to the community. Our brokers give back to a charity of the client’s choice after every transaction, but why do we do it? Here are some of the reasons why brokers should always give back to charities in their communities:

It helps you appreciate what you have.

The real estate market can have its up and downs, meaning brokers’ paychecks will vary depending on the economy. But, no matter how tight money may be, when brokers give back to charity, they start to appreciate what they have instead of focusing on what they don’t. Working with a charity really puts everything in perspective.

It’s a networking opportunity.

Although you should never get involved with a charity solely to further your career, this is a positive side effect of working with charities. When brokers give back to their community, they will inevitably meet a lot of new people in the area. This is a great opportunity to spread the word about your business and meet potential new clients. The next time anyone you meet through the charity needs to buy or sell a home, who do you think he or she will call? You!

But, be sure to put the charity first and your business second at events. You should never neglect the duties that have been assigned to you within the organization in order to talk up your business to someone who just walked in the door.

It can help you learn new skills.

When brokers give back to charities in the area, they can learn new skills that they can take back to work to improve their business. For example, if you are having trouble with marketing, volunteer on the marketing committee for a local charity so you can learn different strategies and tactics. You may even have the opportunity to learn new computer programs, such as PhotoShop or InDesign, that will help you create marketing materials for your real estate listings.

Agents could also work with a charity like Habitats for Humanity to learn more about the homebuilding process. Getting hands on experience with painting, caulking, dry walling and roofing will help you better explain all of these different aspects of a home to future clients.

It feels good.

Above all else, helping another human being out makes you glow on the inside. In fact, it has even been proven that donating time or money to charities will help boost your self-esteem. Research shows the more you dedicate yourself to the charity, the greater the benefits you will experience. Learn about why helping others makes us happy.

At the Giving Back Group, we are committed to providing exceptional real estate services. Whether it’s helping a buyer or a seller, our commitment remains the same – to provide exceptional service that exceeds our client’s expectations. We are also committed to our community and helping those in need, which is why our brokers give back to charity after every real estate transaction!