Why not just be owners?

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This was a question Jackie and I struggled with when taking the risk of starting a new real estate business. The vast majority of brokerages use the title owner when it comes to real estate. However, as we hope that you will see when choosing Locality Homes to represent you when selling or buying your next home, we want to do things differently. Inherent in our mission is a sense of community.

While we pride ourselves on providing an unparalleled client experience and local expertise, we started this business because we wanted to focus on how we could also give back to the communities we live in. We are passionate about more than real estate. We think about how we can serve those around us, and we want to watch our neighborhoods grow in an inclusive and supportive way.

We reflect those values in everything we do. From our focus on staying local with clients that are also our neighbors, to donating a portion of each commission to a charity or non-profit in our client’s name, our goal is to operate in a way that reflects our values. As a result, “Owner” just doesn’t have the right connotation to what we want to bring as we grow this business, not just for our clients, but for our team as well.

We’ve been incredibly fortunate to find other team members who share that same passion for their local communities. We want them to feel empowered and connected to the Locality Homes mission and we want them to feel like we are building something together, as a team. We are creating a foundation for what is to come over several years, and with any luck, many more beyond that. Our team members voluntarily complete community service hours and lead projects not because it's part of our business charter (although it is), but because they share the same dedication and commitment to their local communities.

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We settled on “Founder” because we want to build something together. We want to build a team that is focused on local expertise and knowledge, on welcoming clients into the same neighborhood we live in, work in, and love. We want to build communities that are service-oriented, helpful, and inclusive. We want you to be a part of it.

For example, this month, we will be sponsoring the Families Raising Hope virtual 5K. Families Raising Hope is a local non-profit dedicated to assisting cancer patients and their families with the financial burden that cancer treatments pose so that they can focus on their health, healing, and recovery. Since it’s a virtual event, you can bike, run, walk, or skate from anywhere you are the week of November 21st.

Registration is just $25 for adults, $15 for children 10-17, and $5 for children 9 and under. In partnership with Total Sports Therapy Moon Valley and Jamie Kinman from Guaranteed Rate, we are also hosting a blood drive Saturday, November 21, 2020, at TST Moon Valley (245 E Bell Rd, Ste 58). If you register at www.bloodhero.com with the code “moonvalley” for the blood drive or join our walk team (“Locality”) for the Families Raising Hope 5K, we will give you a free hat or tennis visor for participating. Thanks, and we hope to see or virtually high five you there.


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