For all of those out their who have such incredible disdain for my industry, my colleagues, and perhaps even me (is that possible?), here is a positive piece (via The Real Deal) on what my colleagues here in the New York City real estate market are doing to give back to the community. In an effort to raise $1M for Habitat for Humanity in the month of June, top producers in my industry have come together to play nice and seek 100% participation form the brokerage community to make BrokersBuild a smashing success. Vickey Barron from Prudential Douglas Elliman, Jeffrey Appel from Preferred Empire Mortgage and and Louise Phillp Forbes from The Halstead Property Group presented their ambitious fund raising endeavor to my office yesterday. It was even suggested, brilliantly I might add, that all of us in the industry donate a piece of each of our commissions that close in June to the cause.
It’s an awesome project and for a $500 donation you can actually don a tool belt and help with the construction this fall.