As I travel across this country, I am struck by how, time and again, REALTORS® are leading the way by giving back to their communities.
I had the opportunity recently to attend an awards ceremony for a leading Coldwell Banker company and was so proud to see that, in addition to the awards for production and referrals, one of the most prestigious awards was for “Community Service.” Five people from the company were nominated for this award, and there were three winners. ALL of them went over and above the call of real estate duty to improve the lives and living conditions of folks in their communities.
Too often, the press paints a picture of agents who only are in this business to pad their pockets. I’m here to tell you that REALTORS® are the most giving bunch of people I have ever met. We live in the communities that we work in. We care about those communities and give back to them in untold numbers of hours and dollars. We put the “Real” in REALTOR®”! – Pat V. Combs, 2008 Immediate Past President.