But isn't the point of a a real estate agent to be in town, in the office? Giveback Homes thinks otherwise, which is AMAZING.
Giveback Homes networks like-minded real estate agents & empowers them to turn their everyday business into an opportunity for SOCIAL CHANGE. The Giveback Home team delivers innovation & impact to their network of real estate agents, which are the driving force behind the movement to provide safe homes for families throughout the world. But how?
Most companies offer vacation time and sick days, few of us want to use vacation time to volunteer to build a home. But some companies are changing that norm. Think about this:
What if in addition to vacation, companies offered paid opportunities to travel and volunteer abroad? Salesforce, Timberland, Patagonia, and IBM are among the companies that currently offer paid volunteer abroad opportunities to their employees."
Let's think bigger, what if every Fortune 500 company did the same?
Think about THAT IMPACT, how countries and people employees would be helping around the world & enriching the lives of employees.
Sounds too good to be real? Well, its working since 2013! This network of real estate agents is growing as has provided safe homes in 17 different cities across the US and in two countries (Mexico & Nicaragua).
Giveback Homes helps coordinate this impact for real estate brokers and companies. Real estate agents are able to volunteer to help build homes & projects to donate to & support. Other projects include clean water (international) and socks donations (most sought item in homeless shelters in the US).
The company also offers its community with marketing & communication tools to help share their philanthropic endeavors with their clients, friends and family. Other benefits include more engagement, more networking, and better retention of staff.
For Millennials especially, thinking about the TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE is standard. That means this group of consumers actively think about the financial, environmental and social impacts of their buying decisions. And that includes real estate too.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Hi, I am Summer, real estate agent in NE Iowa.