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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I do think this is important, whether with time or money or both.  I always remember the saying "There but for the grace of God, go I".

I am a member of our local chapter of 100 Women Who Care.  The power of 100+ Women in 1 hour each quarter is amazing.  Our chapter now raises $22,000+ in one hour which goes to a local charity in one lump sum.

Mar 11, 2016 01:41 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

To give back first to the original GIVER of all things is required. Then, to help or give comfort/aide to those around you as presented makes for good sense.

Mar 11, 2016 02:20 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Absolutely Leanne Carpenter!  I've worked as a volunteer in both CA and AZ, and have loved each place that I've worked, as they have all been very different.  In CA, I worked for a Food Bank, and for the Sheriff's Dept. on their Truancy Program, and in AZ, I'm working in OP Surgery at a local hospital here in Oro Valley. 

Mar 11, 2016 01:20 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No doubt you give time to a cause you believe in.

Mar 11, 2016 01:01 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I do think giving back is important. I volunteer for the local animal shelter and I'm on the BOD for our local Habitat for Humanity Chapter. I will also help out in other areas when asked. 

Mar 11, 2016 12:40 PM
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LuxurySoCalRealty Compass San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Opportunities always arise through the year through people I know. last night one of our colleagues is hospitalized with a medically induced coma and the brokerage asked us all to help. 

Mar 11, 2016 12:25 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  I volunteer about 30 hours per month with various groups inside the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office.

Mar 11, 2016 12:03 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes I do, and I spend at least 20 hours per week working with the Catholic church where I am the leader of the Third Order Franciscans.

Mar 11, 2016 11:47 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

It is important to give back to our communities.  We can do it by promoting the local businesses.

Mar 11, 2016 11:42 AM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

YES!! Just look around..so many in need of your time and resources!

Mar 11, 2016 10:46 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Absollutely, I do volunteer work through my church.  We are ministering to homeless people this week.

Mar 11, 2016 10:42 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I do think it is important to give back and do it through my church programs, supporting our local University, my Realtor Association and some other groups I support. 

Mar 11, 2016 10:39 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes, I do feel it is important to give ... give in a number of ways ...in whatever ways we can. I have several charities I support and donate my time. 

Mar 11, 2016 10:29 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I've served on various non profits over the years.  Various service clubs too.  And I have taught Sunday School for more than 25 years now.

Mar 11, 2016 10:28 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've been on the board of the local affordable housing authority.... 

Mar 11, 2016 07:02 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes. I have a couple 2 mile stretches of roads where I pick up trash 2-4 times per year as part of Adopt A Highway. I participate once per year at KLB ( Keep Loudoun Beautiful) which is picking up trash wherever I'm needed the most. I volunteered 4 years with VADF ( Virginia Defense Force / Black Horse Brigade) http://www.vdf.virginia.gov/ , and a few other misc things.

Mar 11, 2016 04:35 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes I do.  Habitat for humanity is one of my favorites.

Mar 11, 2016 04:06 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

It is super important in my book. I help with charity events and donate$.

Mar 11, 2016 04:01 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

When we were Re/max the Children's Miracle Network, now we give to The Salvation Army. It is all good and worthy . It bonds us to the locale and the people making it special.

Mar 11, 2016 03:41 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Very important.  We distribute blankets and food to the homeless.

Mar 11, 2016 02:55 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

As much as possible.... It is important that realtors care...

I am heading off to Second Food Harvest Bank i two weeks.

Mar 11, 2016 02:38 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I volunteer my time on my HOA and donate to charities that mean the most to me.

Mar 11, 2016 02:24 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Leanne,

Yes, I do, and it is important to choose something that makes your heart sing. We chose education and we did a volunteer 3 year stint with a whole school district to raise money and better some of the programs they had by engaging the business community into sharing time with kids as well as funds.   Take time to find what is right for you, and if you don't feel it is important to give back, don't do it.  It becomes hypocritical otherwise.  A

Mar 11, 2016 01:56 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

We give back in several different ways. It's the right thing to do.  

Mar 11, 2016 10:04 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Leanne.  Twice a year we do food drives for two different shelters. It has become a tradition for us.

We also serve meals each Christmas day.

Mar 11, 2016 06:00 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 There's a lot to be said about coming from contribution.

Mar 11, 2016 05:39 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes, my local community and our global community too. Volunteering at our elementary school and helping to protect our beaches are two small ways I give back.

Mar 11, 2016 04:58 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Leanne from my perspective it is important to give back for those of us who can afford to do so.... I give from every commission automatically to our Charitable Foundation check out my blog post about it...recently... and I also give from every commission to Animal Rescue organizations for starters... and then what is left I give to other great causes...Endre

Mar 11, 2016 03:58 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

My wife and I volunteeer a lot and we also donate a good amount to dserving families

Mar 11, 2016 02:33 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Leanne Carpenter yes, it is. At our market center, we give it through KW Cares.

Mar 11, 2016 02:21 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I give back with both time and money. Recently there have been several fund raisers for local residents in need and I made a cash donation since I could not attend. Business wise, I give back by trying to patronize our local small business owners as much as possible and I write localism posts to help drive traffic to those businesses, both retail and restaurants.

 

Mar 11, 2016 01:10 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It is important.  I think a good way to give back is to, at a minimum, to be active in the community association where you live.

Mar 11, 2016 10:38 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Give back for sure.  Each person has there on way.

Mar 11, 2016 07:47 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I think it's very important Leanne Carpenter and I give back through many volunteer opportunities including through the church and something a simple as when I go for a walk I bring a typical grocery bag along and pick up liter on my way.

Mar 11, 2016 05:21 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I pick a charity in my City every year to donate to, and have for many years.  Also, we have a Outreach tas force through our Association where we help out somewhere in our community.  

Mar 12, 2016 10:56 PM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Nothing shows commitment to the Community more than giving back but needs to be genuine and not HALF hearted.  Myself, I serve on a local area Commission. a volunteer elected apolitical organization being a liasion between residents and the City.

Mar 11, 2016 11:59 PM