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.
Many real estate professionals are known for supporting incredible causes in their communities. It takes a special broker to not just support a cause, but identify the overlooked needs of the most vulnerable and found an organization designed to bring lasting relief. Broker/Owner Dan Spransy of Realty Executives Cooper Spransy created Before 16 to help meet the most dire needs of children located a world away — while simultaneously paving the way for them to become part of the local community. The life changing impact Before16 has made for international orphans and the families who have welcomed them in would not be possible without the team at Realty Executives Cooper Spransy championing the cause.
This is just one of the reasons Realty Executives Cooper Spransy is Realty Executives International’s Brokerage of the Month for January 2018. The leading Madison-area firm with more than 70 real estate professionals serving Dane County, the city of Madison, and surrounding neighborhoods is celebrated for agent productivity, office culture, agent retention and recruiting — and yet continues to raise the bar and take “making a difference” to a remarkable new level.
Neil Mathweg is a social media superstar. He’s a sought-after influencer when it comes to Snapchat for real estate, and he completely dominates Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and all of the big social platforms. However, he is probably most well-known for his podcast Onion Juice.
“Onion Juice provides value to real estate agents who are tired of chasing business, and instead want to attract business,” he explains. “It’s for the real estate agent who wants to challenge the status quo, be an artist, be authentic. It’s for the agent who wants to be a media company that happens to sell real estate.”