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Conscious Real Estate = A Lot to Like

by Drew Meyers on 9:00 am October 26, 2017

I’m a big big fan of what I see from Conscious Real Estate in Denver… This blog post is spot on. IMHO, we need more of this in our industry.

The power of ‘we’ and how technology connects us for good

by Drew Meyers on 9:30 am October 1, 2017

A little bit of Sunday inspiration to do more good in the world… watch this TEDx talk by Jessica Hansen from Kiva. PS: Jessica also spoke at Inman.

Meet the Founder: David Zirnhelt from Snap Up Real Estate

by Drew Meyers on 9:36 am September 26, 2017

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with David Zirnhelt, the founder of Snap Up Real Estate. Without further ado… What do you do? Personally, I’m the founder and full-time business manager of Snap Up Real Estate.  We’re a small team right now, so I do everything from finding and removing spam to designing business systems and testing website updates. As a business, the purpose of Snap Up Real Estate is to help Canadians find the information they need when researching their … Read More »

Help Houston

by Drew Meyers on 11:44 am September 1, 2017

Giveback Homes is helping Houston, and Placester is matching all donations up to $10,000 (current total is just north of $6k). The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has resulted in catastrophic and historic flooding. The needs are great. We know the real estate industry wants to help which is why we organized a fund, led by Houston Giveback Homes Members. I just contributed. Will you? Donate Now

PlanOmatic + Giveback Homes

by Drew Meyers on 10:30 am May 1, 2017

Giveback Homes has been busy. Following their recent “Key for Key” partnership, their latest partnership is with PlanOmatic. What does the partnership entail? PlanOmatic will capture the work of Giveback Homes and member agents on build days PlanOmatic will also match 5% of any order placed by a Giveback Homes member PlanOmatic team members will participate in build days as volunteers That means the fantastic work Giveback Homes is doing will be documented even better than it already has been. and… The press release: PlanOmatic, … Read More »

“Key for Key”

by Drew Meyers on 11:44 am April 24, 2017

I’m incredibly pleased that Concierge Auctions and Giveback Homes decided to work together on the “Key for Key” campaign. …Key for Key™, guarantees that a new home will be built for a family in need for every property that we sell this year. Our initial commitment will equate to over 100 homes through the balance of this year. Many of these projects will be concentrated in Nicaragua, where the need for safe housing is critical. While this is not “new” news (was announced April 6th), it’s still … Read More »

Sunday Fun: Meet the Giveback Homes Intern

by Drew Meyers on 10:00 am February 5, 2017

Everyone knows I’m a supporter of Giveback Homes, so here’s a video on Super Bowl Sunday for your viewing pleasure…

GiveBack Homes + Intero Houston

by Drew Meyers on 10:00 am November 3, 2016

I always love seeing support for Giveback Homes… Well done Katie Maxwell and Intero Houston.

The Giving Back in Real Estate Discussion

by Drew Meyers on 9:00 am August 16, 2016

If you read this blog, and don’t know I’m passionate about giving back — well, you’re not really reading. While in San Francisco at Inman Connect, I attended the “Finding a Cause that Aligns With Your Brand” panel that included good friends Caroline (Giveback Homes) and Greg Fischer (Bend Station), along with Matt Beall at Hawaii Life and Gloria Castellanos at the Agency. In all seriousness, why hasn’t giving taken off? Why does it remain on the edges of industry conversation, rather than front and center? A few … Read More »

Giveback Homes + ReferralExchange = A Lot of Good Vibes

by Drew Meyers on 6:00 pm July 29, 2016

Am I a broken record yet about what a huge fan of Giveback Homes I am?I can’t speak highly enough of Blake and Caroline at Giveback Homes. I’ll keep beating the drum… This week, they announced a new partnership with ReferralExchange: current Giveback Homes member agents will receive a ReferralExchange submit license. ReferralExchange will also donate $100 for every closed agent-to-agent referral, up to $20,000. The goal is to raise enough money to host the build day in Sacramento and build 3 houses internationally. ReferralExchange … Read More »

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