What experts say Hurricane Harvey communities need most

There is a feeling in the real estate industry that writing a check isn’t enough when it comes to giving — that you have to physically do something to truly make a contribution …

How real estate agents can help heal the post-election divide

The election is over, and it is my deepest hope that this country can come together to change things for the better for every one of us. Rebuilding our infrastructure is the place where both our political leaders and we as real estate agents can begin …

Affordable housing project breaks ground in Ivy City

October 11 marks the groundbreaking of a new affordable housing project in the Washington D.C. neighborhood of Ivy City, a joint project between Habitat for Humanity and Level 2 Development …

Giveback Homes offering members free ReferralExchange licenses

Many agents intersect charitable acts and business, but it’s easy to forget that housing is a necessity and, unfortunately, a scarcity for some. However, a new collaboration between Giveback Homes, a charitable network of real estate professionals from Southern California, and San Francisco-based ReferralExchange might be a push of goodwill the industry needs …

Palm Beach Realtors building homes with Habitat for Humanity for third year

Selling a home is a hard feat, but building one might be even harder.

For the third year in a row, local agents from the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB) are helping out the community through the Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach Count…

How to use social good to boost your business

Relola, the San Francisco Bay Area-based property marketing platform, is a dog-friendly office, so it’s not entirely surprising that a mastiff puppy who needed eye surgery came up during a brainstorming session — which led to a new way of leveraging s…

Direct lender in Houston gets in the holiday spirit year-round

Houston-based AmCap Mortgage Ltd.’s primary focus is residential mortgage lending; however the firm has also made giving back to the community a top priority. The firm, which has seven Houston offices and employs roughly 240 people locally, recently pa…

3 reasons to embrace social responsibility

Socially conscious consumers (SCCs) are reshaping the way businesses perform and engage in the marketplace. As a consumer group, they care about businesses that are working toward societal benefits for all — and not just driven by profit …

Giveback Homes launches social responsibility program for real estate brokerages

In the Giveback Homes program, agents work alongside clients to build homes for communities in need both in the U.S. and Nicaragua. To date, Giveback Homes members have raised more than $200,000, built 40 complete homes for families in Nicaragua and he…

Giveback Homes helps charity-minded real estate pros stand out from the crowd

Doing charity work in the Central American country of Nicaragua in 2011, Blake Andrews was touched by how much the shoes he placed on a little girl’s feet meant to her. The thought hit him then: If shoes can do …