Category Archives: Executives Giving Back

One Realtor’s Message to “Share a Spare”

Lynda and Loyd Brookshire of Gulf Shores, Alabama.  Loyd is dealing with kidney disease.

When Realtor® Lynda Brookshire shares her tagline “Live your best life at the Alabama Gulf Coast,” she is thinking beyond real estate and relocating to sandy shores. Along with helping clients find their dream home, she is dedicated to letting the community know that health is wealth. Her friends and family tease that “she is gonna get you a house or get you a kidney…or both.”

Brookshire and her husband, Loyd, moved to Gulf Shores in October 2017.  After a series of health challenges that landed Loyd in the hospital multiple times within a span of two years, Brookshire realized it was her mission to increase awareness for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), organ donation, and the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. She believes sharing their experience can help others give, receive, or maximize the gift of life.

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Realty Executives of Flagstaff Supports Habitat for Humanity with Special Initiative Program

A group photo of Execs from Realty Executives of Flagstaff in the Habitat for Humanity build.

Realty Executives of Flagstaff, the longest-running real estate brokerage in Flagstaff, is committed to supporting Habitat for Humanity of Northern Arizona. The firm participated in several programs to raise over $16,000 for the charity last year.

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Andrea Martone: Giving It All When It Comes to Giving Back

The Realty Executives Platinum Agents’ owner is passionate about getting involved in the communities she serves.

Andrea Martone, owner of Realty Executives Platinum Agents.

Andrea Martone, a top New Jersey Realtor® and the owner of Realty Executives Platinum Agents, has an unquenchable passion for real estate combined with compassion for her community… and both of those qualities are evident through her dedication to both her clients and community service.

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New Agent to Multi-Million Dollar Producer: Mary Giles Shares Her Success Story

Mary Giles, multi-million dollar producing real estate agent.
Mary Giles of Realty Executives Select Group Ohio.

According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2021 Member Profile, agents in the business for two years or less averaged three transactions in 2020- or roughly $400,000 in sales volume.  For most of those agents, their real estate work generated less than $10,000 in income.

Not for Mary Giles of Realty Executives Select Group in Sandusky, Ohio.

Despite a pandemic and inventory shortage, Giles decided to obtain her real estate license in November 2020.  Since that time, she has closed 20 homes, has four more under contract, and has closed over $2.5 million in sales volume in an area where home prices average $100,000. To jumpstart real estate careers for other new agents looking to become highly productive, Giles sat down with us to share her story, strategies, and recommendations.

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Maribel Salgado-Little Partners with Mainstreet Organization to Open Little Free Library

The Little Free Library has arrived at Memorial Park and Hart Park in Blue Island thanks to the generosity of the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, local REALTOR® Maribel Salgado-Little with Realty Executives Elite and Board of Director for Mainstreet, and in partnership with the Blue Island Park District, Thomas Wogan, Executive Director, Blue Island 2nd Ward Alderman, Fred Bilotto, and 6th Ward Alderwoman, Raeann Cantelo-Zylman.

As a REALTOR® Maribel is passionate about giving back to the community she grew up in and serves by helping many of her clients sell and buy real estate locally. She wants to inspire every child and adult to enjoy the love of reading by increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds by fostering a community book exchange. The Little Free Library is a free book-sharing box where anyone may take a book or share a book. It functions based on the honor system. You do not need to share a book to take one.

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Realty Executives Raises 18,000 for Charity

Realty Executives First Choice, of Winnipeg, MB, has raised and donated a total of $18,000 this year, for the Manitoba Real Estate Association (MREA) Shelter Foundation. The donations will be used to support various Manitoba shelter-focused non-profits.

The MREA Shelter Foundation was founded in 2007, with the mission to raise money and support for charities helping Manitoba community members receive shelter. Throughout its existence the foundation has raised over $945,000. Realty Executives First Choice became involved with the charity in 2009. All money raised was given directly by brokerage Executives, many donating a percentage of their commission throughout the year. Shona Scappaticci, Broker Associate of First Choice, is a board member of the MREA Shelter Foundation and is thankful for all the support her fellow Executives have shown. 

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Realty Executives Great Lakes Region Raises $10,000 at Annual Community Event

Realty Executives brokerages of the Great Lakes Region recently benefited the Make-a-Wish foundation, raising $10,000 at the annual Booling for Wishes event. The Make-a-Wish foundation works to grant wishes to children who have been diagnosed with a terminal or life-threatening illness. The money raised by the event will grant two wishes for children and their families.

Founded in 1980, The Make-a-Wish organization, 501(c) nonprofit, has granted nearly 480,000 wishes worldwide. Each wish, averaged at $5,000, is chosen personally by the child and family receiving the gift. Headquartered in Phoenix, the foundation is active in over 40 countries and continues to grow globally through generous donations and volunteerism. 

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Realty Executives Premier Raises $10,000 for the Marty Lyons Foundation

Realty Executives Premier based in Burtonsville, MD recently raised $10,000 for the Marty Lyons Foundation at its second annual Family Fun Night at the Ballpark. The Marty Lyons Foundation grants wishes to children who have been diagnosed with a terminal or life-threatening illness. The money raised by the Premier brokerage event will grant two wishes for children and their families.  

Over the past 37 years, the 501(c)3 organization, founded by former NFL and All-American athlete, Marty Lyons, has worked to keep hope alive in the hearts of thousands of children and has provided support for their families. The Marty Lyons Foundation, has grown to 10 chapters in 12 states and has granted over 7,600 wishes, brightening the lives of countless children.

“We were honored to hold this event, supporting a great cause,” said John Burgess, Broker at Realty Executives Premier. “This is the second annual Family Fun Night and I hope that we can continue this tradition and raise money for these brave children.”
The Realty Executives Premier office has served home buyers and sellers for over a decade. It is located at 3919 National Drive, Suite 310 in Burtonsville. The brokerage consists of more than 20 agents with three support staff and is licensed in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and Pennsylvania. In addition to supporting the Marty Lyons Foundation, Premier also contributes to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and So Others Might Eat, a service organization which supports the homeless residents of Washington, DC. The team specializes in residential, commercial, new home representation, property management and investment real estate.

Realty Executives Premier based in Burtonsville, MD recently raised $10,000 for the Marty Lyons Foundation at its second annual Family Fun Night at the Ballpark. The Marty Lyons Foundation, grants wishes to children who have been diagnosed with a terminal or life-threatening illness. The money raised by the Premier brokerage event will grant two wishes for children and their families.  

Over the past 37 years, the 501(c)3 organization, founded by former NFL and All-American athlete, Marty Lyons, has worked to keep hope alive in the hearts of thousands of children and has provided support for their families. The Marty Lyons Foundation, has grown to 10 chapters in 12 states and has granted over 7,600 wishes, brightening the lives of countless children.

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Realty Executives Cooper Spransy’s Rena Ripp Gives Back

By: Roberta Baumann, originally published in Waunakee Tribune

For the past five years or so, Waunakee’s Wine Walks have drawn hundreds to the downtown area to visit the shops and experience a night out.

But many may not realize that the event, organized by a small group of energetic women, raises funds to help the community.

The Waunakee Professional Women’s group, or WPW, is a 501 © 3 nonprofit and uses the proceeds for college scholarships and to help Waunakee residents in need.

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Realty Executives Premiere Raises Over $30,000 for Eureka Police Officers Support Fund

As part of an ongoing commitment to the community, Realty Executives Premiere of Eureka, MO recently raised over $30,000 dollars for the Eureka Police Officers Support Fund (EPOSF) during its Third Annual “Big Dawg Poker Bash and Silent Auction.” Over 150 community members attended the annual Realty Executives Premiere Big Dawg Poker Bash to support the local police department. The event made history, with the most money raised yet in the event’s history.

EPOSF was founded in 2016 and created to champion community support, partnership and outreach for the professional men and women who serve Eureka Police Department. EPOSF exists to help support the financial needs of the Eureka Police Department, Eureka officers and their families during times of crisis or disaster.

Realty Executives Premiere is operated by Brokers Chuck and Kim Maher, serving the St. Louis, Franklin and Jefferson counties. Throughout the years, Realty Executives Premiere has been focused on giving back to the local communities and being active in fundraising events and charitable organizations.

“We are very passionate about this fundraiser that benefits our own Eureka Police Officers. We love supporting our community and are excited to break the record again next year,” Broker Kim Maher said.

Along with the EPOSF, the brokerage has worked with Byrnes Mill police department “shop with a cop” program, and has bolstered the USMC Toys for Tots program, the Marine Focus group and more.