Spending Active Rain Points for the GOOD!!

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties 01238708

As most of my readers know, I am a pet friendly Realtor. One thing I do is I contribute a certain commission percentage from every closed transaction to a local, reputable animal rescue as I realize the larger, national organizations can do without my support. Many of those are already very generously supported by the entertainment community, hence my focus is on supporting the rescues that receive much less recognition or support but that I know are doing good work.


With that said, I would like to challenge the Active Rain Store supporters to contribute their points in the following manner:

· 5,000 points will feed 10 dogs or cats in a rescue organization; I will match every contribution ten by times (i.e., you contribute 5000 points, I contribute 50,000 points).

· 10,000 points will support a routine medical exam including vaccinations for 10 rescue dogs or cats. My contribution would be 100,000 points.

· For the first 25 cats or dogs that get adopted, let’s help that person with healthcare and food cost for their first year of being adopted. 20,000 points from you for this, with my contribution being 200,000 points.


I have more points than I know what to do with on Active Rain, so why not help these small local reputable rescue groups and the animals they have saved.

The request is that anyone who participates needs to name the rescue organization that they are supporting and include a link in your post to the website of the rescue group.

Let’s spend our points for the good!  Thank you Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker and your gracious  Co-hosts Carol WilliamsKathy Streib with this  FUN July Challenge!!!!

Let's go shopping at the ActiveRain Point Store!


Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 ( m) homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at https://www.endrebarath.com I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations. Endre Barath, Jr. Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties DRE#01238708



Comments (25)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe Maxwell, CRS  see you and Ray in Paris, Endre

Jul 31, 2022 09:49 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Great cause, take whatever points you need!

More importantly, thank you for giving part of your commission to the local animal shelter on a regular basis.  I have a couple donations I need to make to my local charity of choice, Runnin for Rhett.

Jul 31, 2022 10:17 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ray Henson  I have received  a couple clients over the years thanks to my support of the  various Rescue organizations and I felt so good but the best part was I gave  huge donations to those Rescue Organizations because I was not looking for business I was just giving to help, Endre

Jul 31, 2022 10:22 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

❤️💗💙 Where's the LOVE button for this comment?!!

Jul 31, 2022 11:22 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

You can have ALL of mine Endre! This is the best deal ever and I hope all Rainer's take you up on this one!

Aug 01, 2022 04:15 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Endre... as a pet mom and pet friendly realtor, myself, you know I love this idea and am fully behind it. I also love all those photos you posted! I regularly contribute to the Charlotte Humane Society, especially when they have a matching donation program.

Aug 01, 2022 04:26 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I prefer giving in the manner that you do and don't really enjoy supporting the big organizations.

Aug 01, 2022 05:49 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Here's 100,000 points to be used however they can for the Flathead Valley Animal Shelter - that's where we rescued Hercules. If there are any leftover, feel free to use them wherever else they could be used.

Great way to use points!

Aug 01, 2022 05:50 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Endre - I am with you.  Count me in.  You will find many more pet friendly Realtors in the Rain joining you.

Aug 01, 2022 05:52 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

It is always good to support pet rescues and I am sure your points will be well used.

Aug 01, 2022 06:30 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

What a wonderful idea, Endre. My lifestyle is too much Nomad to be a pet owner. However, I will gladly donate for the pets. I'm thinking of a donation directly to some pet owners that are having trouble feeding their families and pets due to high inflation. Lots of credits for pet food. 

Have a wonderful day!

Aug 01, 2022 06:57 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Endre you suggestion of how to use ActiveRain points is one I would not have thought of doing.  Very clever and creative.

Aug 01, 2022 12:27 PM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


What a great out pouring of support for your incredible idea. As to FB, they emailed me saying that my account was ok but this sending of invites from a person who your are already a friend has happened to me. Not certain why and going to look into. thanks and cheers cvc

Aug 02, 2022 09:46 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Endre Barath, Jr. - Count me in! I'll send you a blank check for points you need to fulfill the needs of those most in need. All I ask is that you send photos of dogs and cats in need to show me they are getting well taken care of by people like you, and Nina Hollander, Broker and Debe Maxwell, CRS too. 

"Being a hero to someone, even if it is a dog, is a feeling like no other." author unknown.

Aug 02, 2022 11:18 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Endre Barath, Jr., you definitely have my support! 

Aug 02, 2022 01:20 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Endre,

What a great idea and very unique!  I will donate across the board 5,000, 10,000, and 20,000!  All great causes. 

Aug 02, 2022 10:05 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Endre- I don't know of one particular organization here- there are so many- but I love your idea!!!!  what better way to spend points!   When we were in Delray Beach, we supported Dezzy's Second Chance Animal Rescue. 

Aug 06, 2022 06:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Aug 06, 2022 06:29 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Endre. We just learned that my grandson is very allergic to dogs and especially cats. This was a result of being tested to see if he had made progress with his allergies to peanuts and eggs. While he has made some  progress on peanuts, eggs are still very bad and dogs and cats were a big surprise. So, to make sure you have plenty of points to fulfill your end of the bargain, you can have mine! Enjoy your day.

Aug 07, 2022 04:45 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Rocco and Roxy love this post.... as do I....

Aug 07, 2022 06:45 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

What  a wonderful idea - but I'm not surprised.  You have a big heart for animals and you support the smaller, less supported organizations.  Good for you!  Great entry :) 

Aug 10, 2022 10:19 AM