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Giving Back

I love helping people find the home of their dreams and I love helping people sell their homes to move on to the next stage of their lives. Although I miss working with the many wonderful non-profit groups I used to work for, I have been able to combine my successful real estate business with my passion for philanthropy—every sale I close results in a charitable contribution—either through a community partnership with a non-profit or a direct contribution I make. I also volunteer for a host of groups including FamilyWorks in Wallingford.

I am looking to grow my business this year, so that I can support even more charitable causes. You can help me out with this goal by sending people my way who are interested in buying or selling real estate. Whether it’s a vacation home on Whidbey, a condo downtown, or a house in Bellevue, I can help your friends and family with their real estate needs. Through the Coldwell Banker network, I am also able to help with real estate purchases and sales anywhere in the U.S. and most international locations.

For every closed transaction this year, I will make a donation of $500 to a local non-profit organization. I also have community partnerships with FamilyWorks, Wallingford Senior Center, Wallingford Boys & Girls Club, and the Central Area Senior Center. Through these partnerships, Coldwell Banker Bain and I donate 10% of our side of the commission to the partner organization. Most recently, we donated $2,685 to FamilyWorks, from Mark & Kat’s purchase of a home in the Roosevelt area of Seattle.

I appreciate all the referrals I receive and am happy to reciprocate by referring people to you as well. I look forward to offering you and your friends/family/colleagues these services, and I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve you as your REALTOR®.

Homelessness Resources

Homelessness is a serious issue in Seattle. The number of homeless people has increased over the past few years. It’s not just the men we see with signs asking for help – women and children make up an increasing number of the homeless.

As homeowners and renters, we are fortunate to have a roof over our heads. Although I am not in position to offer a home to a homeless person or family, there are things I can do:

  • Know your community resources – Most Seattle communities have non-profit organizations that can provide assistance with finding housing. In North Seattle, there’s FamilyWorks and Solid Ground. Mary’s Place provides shelter to families experiencing homelessness.  King County 2-1-1 provides the most comprehensive information on health and human services available to King County residents. Their Information and Referral Specialists are experts in understanding the eligibility requirements of many human service systems. Keep these resources handy (as well as others in your neighborhood) so that you can share with those who might need help.
  • Keep some basic supplies in your car. Socks, bottles of water, and granola bars are great to hand out to the homeless on the street. Many homeless have foot issues because they wear socks over and over (often wet socks too) or don’t wear socks at all.
  • You can also check out what the city of Seattle is doing to address homelessness including the location of emergency shelters.
  • As you walk by a homeless person, don’t turn away. Stop and say hello. That one interaction might make their day.
  • Volunteer – Set up a food drive for a food bank at your place of emeployment. Collect diapers or women’s hygiene products for shelters or food programs. Contact your local organizations to find out what they need.

If you’ve got other ideas on how we can help, let me know.

Real Estate Sale Benefits FamilyWorks

In June, I had the honor of listing the home of my fellow FamilyWorks board member Will and his wife Patty. Not only was the home a beautiful Seattle Craftsman and the sale exceeded the hopes of the sellers, the sale of this home resulted in Coldwell Banker Bain and I making a donation of $2,970 to FamilyWorks through our community partnership program.

Non-profit organizations who partner with Coldwell Banker Bain and I receive a donation equal to 10% of our side of the commission on the sale or purchase of a property. In addition to FamilyWorks, I have partnerships with Wallingford Boys & Girls Club, Central Area Senior Center, and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. I would love to add additional organizations to the list, contact me for more information.

Will and Patty’s home was listed on June 12th for $840,000, received 5 offers, and closed on July 6th at $990,000, 18% above list price.

“Jamie was a tremendous help in the sale of our home in Wallingford. We would recommend her in a heartbeat.”

~Will and Patty Lewis

 

 

Real Estate and Philanthropy

I love helping people find the home of their dreams and I love helping people sell their homes to move on to the next stage of their lives. Although I miss working with the many wonderful non-profit groups I used to work for, I have been able to combine my successful real estate business with my passion for philanthropy—every sale I close results in a charitable contribution—either through a community partnership with a non-profit or a direct contribution I make. I also volunteer for a host of groups and am currently board president at FamilyWorks in Wallingford.

I am looking to grow my business this year, so that I can support even more charitable causes. You can help me out with this goal by sending people my way who are interested in buying or selling real estate. Whether it’s a vacation home on Whidbey, a condo downtown, or a house in Bellevue, I can help your friends and family with their real estate needs. Through the Coldwell Banker network, I am also able to help with real estate purchases and sales anywhere in the U.S. and most international locations.

For every closed transaction for the remainder of 2015, I will make a minimum $250 contribution to a non-profit organization. If the transaction comes through a referral from my network of friends and family, I will make an additional $100 contribution to the non-profit organization of the referrer’s choice.*

I appreciate all the referrals I receive and am happy to reciprocate by referring people to you as well. I look forward to offering you and your friends/family/colleagues these services, and I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve you as your REALTOR®.

*   Excludes transactions that have a community partnership donation.