“There are no bad days as a Realtor.” – Andrew Robertson, Conscious Real Estate Agent
You get to help clients find four walls and a roof they get to call “home” and the rest of it is just the details that get you there. I strongly believe what sets us apart at Conscious Real Estate is the joy from buying or selling a home does not have to stop at the closing table.
Additionally, that day gives us the opportunity for an even greater moment. When we get to give 10% of a transaction’s commission to the non-profit of my clients’ choice. Each and every home bought or sold by a Conscious Realtor leads to vitally important funds being directed to worthy causes that impact the buyer or seller.
Here’s how I was able to donate $1625.00 to the Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association through our 10% Giving Program with Conscious Real Estate.
I met Tim and Andrea this past spring at a coffee shop meeting coordinated by a previous client of mine, Kevin. Encouraged by their friend, Tim and Andrea trusted me to assist them in making the leap from renting a home they tolerated into a house they could make their very own.
After some serious house searching, when we walked into an adorably remodeled ranch, Andrea called off the search and planted her flag in the front yard. This one was THE one! There couldn’t be a happier ending to this story. Except, there was.
You see, my son Sean was born April 18th with a dual diagnosis of Down Syndrome and a congenital heart defect. The joy of bringing my son into this world was tempered by the difficulties we knew he would face. Shortly after his birth, we were contacted by an amazing woman named Meg who also has a son with Down Syndrome and a heart defect. Her calming presence, direct advice, and strong reassuring presence meant the world to my wife and I during a pivotal time.
When Tim and Andrea wanted to direct their donation to assist my son, I could think of no better place than to fund the mission of Meg and her colleagues at the Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association.
I was able to meet with Mac (Executive Director) and Mary Ann (Outreach Manager) at RMDSA to set up a donation. They could not have been more gracious in welcoming me into their office. They explained the different services that RMDSA can provide to families in situations similar to mine. I offered background into why Conscious Real Estate operates the way we do. Mac said he tried to use his best poker face, but the check I was able to present them “was a big one.”
I have not had the pleasure of making a donation that was as well received as this one. Knowing how these funds could help families just like mine only doubled my happiness in the moment.
The work that goes into negotiating a home purchase of sale is often behind the scenes. A good real estate agent handles problems that arise. But a great agent anticipates and heads off potential issues before you even know about them.
The more public displays like this donation serve to strengthen my desire to be the best advocate I can be for my clients’ needs. In return, they get to make a lasting impact in a community of people who truly can use the help. Being a facilitator in that process only reinforces my original thought that there are no bad days as a Realtor.