Buying or selling a home is a big deal and often goes hand-in-hand with other big life changes, like relocating to a new area, changing family size, retirement, new schools for your kids, etc. And sometimes those life changes need most of your attention. Therein lies the golden opportunity with Investing In Communities®.
Whether it’s the community you’re leaving or the community you’re moving to, there is a nonprofit working to make things better. Your home sale and/or purchase can provide thousands of dollars to support their work – and it will cost you nothing.
Some charities you may want to help include:
- Local school
- Habitat for Humanity
- Land conservation organization
- Neighborhood organization
- Food pantry
- Animal shelter
So, while you’re tending to all of your other responsibilities, let IIC do the legwork to help you. In virtually any zip code, IIC will find several brokers who are qualified, with good experience for the specifics of your transaction – type of property, price range, and even neighborhood. (In some zip codes there are hundreds of qualified brokers!) Even if you’re already considering a broker, as long as you use IIC to sign up with them, you will be able to choose a charity to receive 70% of the referral fee they will pay IIC, so that you will make them your broker! By the way, we’ve learned that 25% of their commission is a very common referral fee for residential brokers to pay other brokers.
It seems a little magical the way IIC turns what you need to do anyway into something that makes so much new good. But there’s nothing even a little magical about how and why IIC is able to do that. IIC works because of everyday market forces and business practices in the real estate brokerage industry, nationwide. Couple that with IIC’s mission to fund a worthy charity with each brokered real estate transaction and you get what we call doing business doing good℠!