Welcome back. I'ts been a couple of months since I've been by here. But I've got about 16 good reasons. As a Realtor selling "dream" homes in Vinings, GA, it is always a pleasure to help people buy and sell some beautiful places and live in their "dreams".
But the real beauty of real estate is that it has allowed me to give back through a nonprofit foundation I founded and funded a year ago -- The Colored Rocks Foundation -- www.coloredrocks.org:
Given the unacceptably low high school graduation rates among young men of color in Georgia, The Foundation works to improve graduation among this group by awarding the Colored Rocks Prize. The truly rewarding thing about this prize competition for Georgia high school senior men of color is that we identify the "Rocks" -- those students who have excelled and who have distinguished themselves, and then THEY commit to helping their struggling peers get to the finished line.
We recently announced 16 finalists as "Colored Rocks" and they are some of the most impressive young men who measure up to the best in the country. Stay tuned, as they will be announced to the public soon.
What does this have to do with real estate? Well, as adults, we have many dreams (such as buying and selling dream homes), but we also have dreams at all stages of our lives. It is a blessing to be able to help further dreams at this stage -- the dreams of our youth. I would never have dreamed real estate would allow me to do this. Feel free to add some "give back" stories of your own.