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Mimi Foster
FALCON PROPERTY SOLUTIONS - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Interestingly enough, this question came up in a recent mandatory update course I attended. There were many who talked of the causes they supported, the percentages of their sales they contributed, and many ReMax agents who told of their international support of The Children's Miracle Network. 

The lawyer/teacher suggested we all stop doing it immediately as it is a RESPA violation and is considered offering an inducement in exchange for business. I thought that was enlightening.

Apr 26, 2016 01:43 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

My company is the largest supporter of the Childrens Miracle Network here in Chicago & it was $33,000.

We usually haul in a bunch of cookies for the girl scouts - we're talking cases. Some kid usually gets an award for that.

We mail kits to the soldiers overseas with boxes of 'care' items that they might need. They make the kits - they label them & then ask people to take a couple & mail them USPS priority.  It's about $11 or so.

Food pantry stuff too.

Apr 26, 2016 12:47 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

RE/MAX is a major contributor to The Children's Miracle Network.... some of the agents automatically give a figure from each commission received....

Apr 26, 2016 02:29 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Children's Miracle Network... we are their biggest local contributor.

Apr 26, 2016 01:59 AM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

We do volunteer work for arts organizations and donate to educational groups.

Apr 26, 2016 12:37 AM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Yes we are supporting Breast cancer..we've had several in our office and management fight the dreaded C.

Apr 25, 2016 11:33 PM
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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

Our brokerage supports us, but our Board supports local charities - Dress for a Cause, women's shelter.

Apr 29, 2016 12:56 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

The office supports multiples

Apr 27, 2016 09:12 PM
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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 personally do several.  Local civic and faith based groups

Apr 26, 2016 03:26 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jillian La Rocque - To best of my knowledge, all Keller William Market Centers do - including my office.

Apr 26, 2016 03:05 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

We have done Habitat for Humaity houses and helped the elderly and spinsored school programs. Now we do our work through our Association where we have more impact and numbers.

Apr 26, 2016 01:32 PM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

Our local association does lots of things in the community and agents from all offices around the city help.  Local food drives, clothing drives, paint-a-thons, etc...  Our main offices main cause is for the Sunshine Kids.

Apr 26, 2016 09:24 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I support our local schools, youth groups and youth sports. 

Apr 26, 2016 08:39 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Many causes through the local catholic churches and franciscan organizations.

Apr 26, 2016 05:59 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm a member of a volunteer search and rescue team.  That's what I support.

Apr 26, 2016 05:56 AM
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Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

Yes Jillian. In my area, in my community most of the Realtors here and including my Brokerage support feeding the Hungry and many many donations to our St. Vincent De Paul Food Bank and especially during the Holidays for the less fortunate that need food.

Apr 26, 2016 05:23 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

My broker supports a number of causes.  I like Habitat for Humanity.

Apr 26, 2016 04:37 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I contribute 3% of every sale to Children's Miracle Network.

Also a supporter of Sheriffs Youth Ranch. This is $2,500 annual and appr 40 hours.

The Spring is a shelter for those abused. I heavily donate to their annual fashion show fundraiser.

Beacon Street is a local feeding program that get $100 monthly.

And personally I work with what is now Duke Energy, to pay utility bills when the power is about to go off.

There are so many, more that imagineable, who are suffering and hurting all around us. But "I" can touch one at a time. Sometimes it is with time, other situations is less costly and require only money.

If "they" want to put the cuffs one be because of RESPA, go ahead. I can think of no better cause for which to be found GUILTY!

Apr 26, 2016 03:30 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Back when I was with ReMax Canada, I hosted an annual Yard Sale For The Cure  (ReMax.ca was a corporate sponsor then)  My clients loved it, especially my new Sellers who were able to drop off all their "decluttering treasures"! 100% of the proceeds went towards local Breast Cancer Research.  These Yard Sales were held at the same time, on the same day across Canada, hosted by ReMax offices and anyone else who wanted to get involved.   I found it created great community spirit and even though I haven't been with ReMax in years, I still have people ask me if I'm hosting a Yard Sale For the Cure?  It is something you might want to consider starting up in the US ? It could be HUGE

Apr 26, 2016 03:00 AM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

Affordable housing and work with Not for Profits.

Apr 26, 2016 02:43 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes and we change yearly.  Lately it ha even with our vets

Apr 26, 2016 12:53 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Support local volunteering.... Two to three times a year as a group.

Apr 26, 2016 12:37 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Yes, we support causes around our community and they are diverse causes helping many areas in need.

Apr 26, 2016 12:10 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Yes I do personally.

Apr 26, 2016 12:00 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes, my former & my current do as well as my bride & I have our personal causes we support. Our "big 3" are military related, Humane Society & cancer research.

Apr 25, 2016 11:53 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes, several

Apr 25, 2016 11:46 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Yes - several

Apr 25, 2016 11:41 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

All brokerages have some sort of cause they support.

Apr 25, 2016 11:30 PM