Category Archives: Executives Giving Back

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.

Realty Executives of Cape County Broker Associate Recently Awarded Good Neighbor Award

 

Congrats to Raelenna Ferguson, Broker Associate at Realty Executives of Cape Country, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri who was recently awarded the Good Neighbor Award from the the Missouri Association of Realtors.

The Good Neighbor Award recognizes and rewards REALTORS® across the state of Missouri for their dedication to local communities and volunteer service. The winner of the annual Missouri Good Neighbor Award receives $2,500 for his or her charity, as well as statewide recognition.

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Realty Executives Leadership Strong Presence on the Arizona Association of REALTORS® 2019 Board

Realty Executives is proud to be well represented on the leadership team for the Arizona Association of Realtors® (“AAR”) with 75 percent of the team being represented by Realty Executives. The board is elected by association members and leads AAR in its goals and legislative discussion.

AAR is the largest trade organization in Arizona, representing more than 50,000 Arizona Realtors®. The association works to better the profession of real estate and is dedicated to the protection of private property rights and best interests of Arizona Realtors® in legislation. Members meet to discuss regional and national issues and to support other real estate professionals. AAR strives to provide top education and training for its members and several other benefits.

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Feel Good Friday – Realty Executives in The Villages

Glenn Stein and his team at Realty Executive in The Villages have had a busy year impacting their community.

They help wherever they see a need, donating approximately $18,000-$20,000 to different local charities each year including Combat to Careers. Most recently, they hosted a musical bingo tournament which raised funds for children in need and are preparing to help host the Vietnam Wall Memorial in The Villages over Veteran’s Day.

However, Stein’s main focus is to help underprivileged children, a cause he holds close to his heart. Continue reading

Realty Executives agents give back to their communities

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Realty Executives sponsored The 41st Annual Phoenix 10K & Half Marathon, which benefits The Mollen Foundation, a group dedicated to preventing childhood obesity

“REALTORS® are always working to improve and enhance the communities in which they live, work, and serve,” says Alan Marks, president of Realty Executives Boston West.

Marks participated in the 36th Pan Mass Challenge this year, cycling 162 miles in support of Dana Farber Cancer Research. He raised $13,866.

“I wanted to do something positive, both physically and financially, that had broad based community benefits,” he explains. Continue reading

Realty Executives agent brings community together with viral Facebook video

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“This isn’t about me, this is about all of us.” ~Ben Loates

Realty Executives agent Ben Loates was trying to come up with ways to keep his four kids occupied on a Saturday when he came up with a great idea: A park crawl. Meet up at a park with family and friends, rake some leaves and jump around in them, grab a snack, and then pack up and move on to another park where they’d do it all over again.

He decided to make a video and post it to Facebook, inviting his neighbors in Spruce Grove, Alberta, to rise to the challenge.  Four parks, 30 minutes at each stop, with free food and prizes donated by local business. He called it The First Annual Spruce Grove Fall Park Crawl.

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