There is a November challenge hosted by Belinda Spillman .
With ActiveRain we see members, every single day, paying it forward...helping others and helping each other. This entire platform is a caring group that I am glad to be a part of.
A few years ago, I wrote about this
when buying a condo. Pets were not allowed.
It was some time after-wards that I learned about ESA Emotional Support Animals, Care and Comfort pets, in addition to the ADA protected service dogs.
This has been been dealt with some strong emotions from places that are not pet friendly. I have placed a small awareness ad like this
and received an irate call from a condo board stating I was encouraging pets where they were not allowed.
Every week calls come in from the public about their need to move with an animal.
We, as Realtors®, hear these stories and we can make a difference..but only if we all get educated.
Find out which communities, HOA and Condos are pet friendly. Find out how to certify a legitimate service or emotional animal. It is so much less stressful finding out this information before your client is under contract.
Moving is emotionally charged without adding to the possibility of "losing" your four legged family member.
Becoming more involved with the Maryland SPCA, supporting them and having a place to get the right answers is something I would like to see agents around the country do the same in their local areas.
There are so many professionals on AR that already support and speak out for these animals...way too many too mention.
Each time this subject is brought up...you see many members and how they promote pet friendly real estate.
Today, I dedicated my live radio show to this subject.
Katie Flory the Community Affairs Director of the Maryland SPCA and my friend and board member Karen Colvin were guests giving so much helpful information.
Check out the SPCA and this adoption
People were listening...I'm still getting texts and emails.