I am a full-time Residential Real Estate Broker covering North Central Indiana and Southwestern Michigan. Cressy & Everett is the leading company in our area and has been in business for since 1946.
I started a program on my own in 2003 that I called “Charity Begins at Home.” I have been in real estate since 2000 and felt that the standard closing gifts of baskets, flowers, food, and “stuff” just wasn’t in keeping with my personal beliefs that we have too much stuff in this life and we need to give to others in need. So, I decided that I would donate a portion of my commission to the charity of my clients’ choice. I do not screen the charity choices and have given tens of thousands of dollars to local and national non-profits in the past decade. I encourage local giving, but that is not a requirement. I also give a small donation when a past client refers a new client to me. This way the giving can continue even after the closing. Many of my clients love this process and my referral business has grown because of my service to my clients and also because of my commitment to giving back.