Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula, Excellent Sales and Property Management (House Match Inc)

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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

We do either or. We usually do $25 per transaction to Childrens Miracle Network as a company. 

There was an agent that I heard of that would pay for the adoption fees for people that couldn't afford it at an animal shelter near her. Our fees here are around $300 & I think she helped 100 families which I was impressed with.

The village has a fund called Neighbors helping Neighbors which helps people thruout the year when they get in a jam. They pay their water, electric or other bills when a true emergency comes up. Case worker determines need & pays bill directly on their behalf.

Dec 11, 2017 12:06 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do

Dec 11, 2017 03:06 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Ongoing donations of money and time throughout the year.

Dec 11, 2017 02:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We did a 3 year project with the school district in Manhattan Beach when we lived in Los Angeles, and now we just do things quietly as the need arises. A

Dec 11, 2017 11:34 AM
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Tyra Hatcher Mitchell
Alliance Realty - Portland, ME
Southern Maine Realtor

When I was a Remax agent, I donated to Children's Miracle Network from each transaction.  Now, I donate to specific organizations 

Dec 11, 2017 06:30 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Christine, we do our donations to specific groups for specific reasons.  We do advertise that we donate and who to.  We do not do a per transaction donation.  All organizations are heavily vetted and we will NEVER, EVER donate to the united way.   The united way takes 70% of all donations as overhead expenses.  We use "Guidestar" (a free service) to review the annual filings of the organizations we donate to to make sure our money actually goes to the charity.

Dec 11, 2017 03:33 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I contribute a set amount out of each commission check to Children's Miracle Network.

Dec 11, 2017 12:17 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

We do a donation amount per transaction, through our company's Care Foundation.  It covers many, many charities, all local to Tucson.  And how exciting is it to receive a letter saying that a donation has been made in your name, to different charities.  This is our Foundation's 10th Year Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula.  "More than 2 million dollars in support has been donated to over 170 different non-profit organizations in the communities where we live and work."   

Dec 11, 2017 11:30 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Find a local organization or group where the money actually goes to the intended recipient. 

Dec 11, 2017 08:30 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

One of the agents in our brokerage offers $500 to the local home for challeneged boys with every successful referred to closing.

Dec 11, 2017 04:18 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I give to our local fire department's Christmas fund and with each transaction closed; I give to the Seattle Children's Hospital ...

Dec 11, 2017 03:58 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

A percentage works well in my world...whatever percentage you desire in your heart.

Dec 11, 2017 02:48 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Used to do it by the transaction. As a sole proprietor, do so as I feel the need!

Dec 11, 2017 02:44 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have annual amounts to some and others I just make a contribution.

Dec 11, 2017 01:54 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Doing a big Toys For Tots drive tonight.

Dec 11, 2017 01:46 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Several donations to natural disaster. A friend is serving on local Red Cross.

Brokerage has programs to cook for the poor etc.

I do not like annual fixed amount as I want to take control as some chartiies I want to change each year.  Some realtors stated they gave 10% of commission to charity. I operate differently.  Homeless is a big local problem.

Dec 11, 2017 01:44 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Children's Miracle Network.... I contribute once a year....my daughter contributes out of every commission check....

Dec 11, 2017 12:20 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Our office encourages donations at settlements.

Dec 11, 2017 11:50 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Look around and visit with parts of your neighborhood that you dont frequent and you will see many in need and in hope. Start there

Dec 11, 2017 11:19 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Money and time.

Dec 11, 2017 08:19 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

If your kids are in schools, it will be easy to decide since each of them ask for donations. Otherwise, choose whatever you are passionate about and help them. 

Dec 11, 2017 08:11 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

On every Colorado Gives day (was 12/5) I donate to a couple of charities that I am fond of.

Dec 13, 2017 02:56 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have something set up for all 4 grandkids.

 

Dec 13, 2017 09:58 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Mine is an ongoing and so far to many different organizations, as long as it is for good cause.

Dec 12, 2017 12:25 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

We give regularly to our local church, private missionaries, a pregnancy resource center, a Christian youth ministry, and for the education of some children in impoverished parts of the world. The best use of your money is with a small charity or specific missionary. Large organizations lose sight of their mission and start spending more on administration and marketing than they do actually helping people in need.

Dec 12, 2017 05:54 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

I do, it's not related to my business, though.

Dec 12, 2017 04:51 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes, different kinds and in varying amounts; sometimes in services. There must be organizations in your local area.

Dec 12, 2017 04:27 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We do

Dec 12, 2017 03:15 AM