Buy Local

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Select Realty - REALTOR and Green Homes Specialist RS310271

In honor of Black Friday I thought I would offer up a suggestion to spend your day and your money at your local businesses instead of the crush of the big box stores and malls.

The environmental and economic impact of buying products from distant shores and spending money with companies that don't have a stake in our local communities is significant. Local merchants live and work in the same place you do, send their kids to the same schools and have the same interest in your vibrant community. Looking for some good neighborhoods around Pittsburgh to shop? Try the business districts in Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, Downtown, Sewickley and Mount Lebanon to name just a few of the larger ones, they are all filled with local retailers. And look for local foods from Whole Foods or any of the Farm Stands that are still open. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving to all.

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Why Buy Local Infographic

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Buying or Selling a home in Pittsburgh? Call Christa Ross from RE/MAX Select Realty, at 724-933-6300 x214 (office) or 724-309-1758 (direct) or visit my website at

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Comments (2)

Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

A very informative info-graphic. . thanks for sharing it. .I know small business have a tendency to mostly offer American made products.

Nov 19, 2012 09:35 PM
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
RealtorĀ®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

These infographs are terrific, easy to read and visualize, we always try to buy locally, farmers markets are the best.

Dec 19, 2012 02:45 AM