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Why It’s Important (to Sage) to Give Back

Recently, Sage’s Facebook page had a dose of give-back. Part of our philosophy is helping get you what you need, which is why we’re an exclusive buyer’s agency. We’re here as a resource to help you find the home of your dreams that works for every aspect of your life. With that said, we feel it’s only right to give back to the community and animal welfare is a soft spot of ours. So during the month of June, for every new “Like” we received on our Facebook page, we donated $5 to the Delaware County SPCA, which happens to be where Linda rescued her BDF (best dog friend), Spike. We donated close to $2,000 to the “lifesaving” animal shelter to care for the homeless pets that are also waiting for their own dream homes.

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It got us thinking how it important it is to give back. And, according to Joe Reynolds, who turned a $5,000 investment in an event production business called Red Frog into a thriving $45 million company in just four years, giving back is good business.

 

“We volunteer at soup kitchens. We tutor kids. We donate. Not only is helping your community the right thing to do–it’s also good business,” said Reynolds. Red Frog Events was named the 2011 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year.

According to Reynolds, there are plenty of reasons businesses should give back, by either building in a social mission to the business—or simply imploring employees to choose causes and volunteer. Here’s why:

1. It feels good. Giving back reminds you of how lucky you are.

2. Relationship building. Through our community involvement we’ve developed quality relationships that have helped us in other ways.

3. Recruitment. People look to work for companies that care.

4. Giving back makes jobs more engaging and engaged employees are more productive employees.givingback

 

Here’s what Real Estate & Business Social Enterprises Association (REBSEA), a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit trade association whose primary function and focus is “the needs of the local communities that are not being adequately met by the existing infrastructure” had to say about giving back:

The REBSEA represents and promotes the businesses of those who give back to their communities through their business. More business means more giving back. Check it out:

1) Nonprofits refer their supporters to our network of members who donate to the nonprofit at closing. This is like getting a referral from a nonprofit instead of a realtor. Perhaps an even more trusted source to some.

2) We drive traffic to our website and to our members from socially conscious consumers who prefer to do business with people and companies who give back. These leads and referrals our members handle as they deem appropriate.

3) We are a national network of like minded real estate agents who refer business to each other. We work together to promote social enterprise in our communities.

Here’s to helping homeless pets find homes faster, or whatever you do that helps give back and give meaning to what you do

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I moved to PA from Washington State and learned that realty is local. There were things that I thought I knew about buying a house previously but boy was I wrong. Linda was very patient with me but also did not hold back when she saw potential problems, and always made sure I had all the information I needed before making a decision and didn’t belittle concerns to just get a sale. Above all else, and this was the most important thing to me, Linda has a high ethical standard, is very transparent in her approach and is someone I trusted making one of the biggest decisions of my life. – A. Lindsay (Courtesy of Google)

 

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Hear from our Clients

  • "We were so pleased that a co-worker recommended someone in the area that she trusted. Boy, did we strike gold on all counts. You are amazing!"
  • "Instead of trying to take advantage of conflicts of interest, she puts the client's interests first."
  • "Linda is a hardworking, proactive and knowledgeable realtor. Throughout the process of finding and buying our new home, she was always responsive and kept us up to date on every detail."
  • "Linda and the group at Sage are the right fit. You won’t find more knowledgeable, prepared and professional agents."
  • "Linda and Tracey really know the Main Line area."
  • "Throughout the entire process we never doubted that she always had our best interests in mind. We wouldn’t consider anyone else when buying a home on the Main Line."
  • "From start to finish, Linda brought to bear a most helpful combination of experience, knowledge, attention and integrity on a somewhat complicated transaction. There was never any doubt that she represented our interests."
  • "Her knowledge of the area helped us quickly narrow our search and ultimately scored us an amazing home in an incredible neighborhood."
  • "It is hard to trust when you are not sure of the rules of the game. Working with Linda made us feel like we were family. Linda took her time to relay and explain everything in detail."
  • "Linda’s honesty and real estate savviness made for a wonderful home buying experience!"

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