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Coming Together to Give Back

written by Patricia Orange, CRS
Jacksonville, FL      porange@cbvfl.com   
Jan 20, 2021

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" is a quote by Winston Churchill that sums up the giving aspect of being a REALTOR®. There is so much beauty and positivity when we are able to give of our gifts, time and monetary resources! The joy that the recipient has is ever lasting and is so contagious!

Early in December, I had the opportunity to be a part of my office Annual Holiday event that we host for our past clients! Due to Covid-19 we had to be more thoughtful in our in-person event, but everyone came together to ensure it was a success! From Santa to various holiday stations and beautiful poinsettia’s, that is what is the "Holiday Spirit" is all about!

As I prepared for 2021, I wanted to step it up and stretch myself a little more with the giving aspect of our business. Every transaction we close, a portion goes to CBV Cares which is a 501(c)3 and we also make various contributions throughout the year. However, it felt like that was not enough. About 2 months prior, the top producers out of my office came together for lunch and Kim Knapp, CRS provided some great feedback on how to bring our business to the next level! She shared that we should be even more intentional with our giving and also bring our past customers along for the ride! Wow, how simple was that but it was a little nerve-wrecking since we normally like to be humble on our gift giving and stay out of the spotlight.

However, the experiences Kim shared when she implemented this into her business was inspiring! So, we decided that we would contribute to a local non-profit once a quarter and made a formal announcement on January 1st. We are bringing in our past customers to share any organizations that they hold dear to their hearts and are very excited about seeing where this new journey takes us in our business. Stay tuned!

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