When we talk money at the table and go over fees and commissions and details of the financial aspect of buying or selling a home there is one that I often leave out and it is no less important, but it is an automatic fee that gets paid out of my commission and each transaction that I have in a year affects it.
One of the benefits of being with Edina Realty is that they have a self governed foundation that gives back. With every closing I automatically drop portion of my commission into the fund depending on sale amount. It doesn't cost my clients a penny, but it helps someone in need.
Several times a year that money is paid out to local organizations that deal with housing. Over the last few years I know that we have given into several local non-profits (like Open Door for Youth and Caer Foods and Great River Family Promise) and it makes my heart happy that by doing what I love that I can easily give back a piece of what I earn into my own community.
With the pieces of my giving along with the combined giving of all the Realtors in our office who participate the little bit adds up into bigger gifts and it is awesome to see what we can accomplish as a group.
I have my clients to thank for this! Without each one I wouldn't have anything. And, knowing it or not, each client does make a difference in the lives of another.