Like so many of us, John Knoff and Eva Sullivan-Knoff had come to a place in life where changes were in order. They sold their longtime home and bought a smaller one. In the process, their favorite nonprofit, Journey Center, received $2,240 at no expense to themselves. They were able to do that because of Investing In Communities (IIC), a resource that John had used earlier in his career.
Real Estate for a Cause
John learned of IIC when he was Director of Finance at Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, which received over $14,000 through Investing In Communities as a result of two office leases. IIC is a free platform that consumers use to be referred to a broker they already know or to find brokers that are a good match for each consumer’s desired transaction.
Choosing the Right Agent to Sell Your Home and to Buy Your Home
John and Eva used IIC to find brokers that specialize in their price range, type of property, and even the neighborhood where they were selling and the neighborhoods where they were interested in buying. But often we already know a broker we might want to work with, especially if we are selling. (See our post about Heather, who used IIC to be referred to a broker she knew in Boise and another broker she knew in Portland to handle her home sale and subsequent home purchase.) So it’s important to note that IIC can make the same arrangements, as long as you use IIC to be referred to the broker of your choice, even if you already know them.
John and Eva decided to use the same agent for their home sale and their home purchase.
Anyone planning a real estate transaction in the U.S. can use IIC and support Journey Center of Chicago.