I often think of the Give Realty business model and the fact that it has inspired not only other real estate agents, but other businesses to create a giving component in their business too. It’s very gratifying to know our decision to give back has helped create all these little ripples. There is a real sense of pride when I realize the impact our little company has made on the community.
Give Realty is more than a real estate brokerage. Our goal is for the check presentation to be a stepping stone on a long path of philanthropy for our clients. It is always wonderful to hear that a client has decided to give time/money/treasure on a regular basis to the organization they donated to. I’ve even watched a client write a personal check that matched the Give Realty donation amount!
This impact is what I consider to be “community return on investment”. The effect of each client’s transaction creates a ripple that will continue to impact the community long after all the boxes are emptied and the move is complete. Every time a buyer or seller uses Give Realty, it also allows Give Realty to grow. This in turn allows us to make more donations to the causes our clients are passionate about, creating more ripples that make our community stronger.
The inaugural ripple was created with our first donation of $1050 back in 2008. In 49 months the impact of that donation has caused a ripple effect of over $175,000. Our first client, that was not a referral and came to us strictly because of the business model in November of 2009, has had a $130,000 community return on investment. We even have a “client who saved Give Realty” whose purchase on April 1, 2011 has returned an additional $90,000 in donations to the community.
Without each and every one of these clients, Give Realty could not continue to give.
Simply put, TOGETHER we are creating a tsunami of good in our own backyard.