Real estate companies join Sandy relief efforts

US death toll surpasses 100, damage may hit $50 billion

Realtors and real estate companies — many of them hard hit by Hurricane Sandy themselves — are bolstering official relief efforts for storm victims with initiatives of their own.

In the U.S., more than 100 people have been confirmed dead in Sandy’s wake, and about 1 million people are still without power in Lower Manhattan, Staten Island and parts of New Jersey, Forbes reports.