Many agents intersect charitable acts and business, but it’s easy to forget that housing is a necessity and, unfortunately, a scarcity for some. However, a new collaboration between Giveback Homes, a charitable network of real estate professionals from Southern California, and San Francisco-based ReferralExchange might be a push of goodwill the industry needs.

  • Giveback Homes member agents now receive a free license to the referral network of over 17,000 agents.
  • ReferralExchange will donate $100 for every closed referral (up to $20,000) toward three international real estate projects.
  • Contributions will also help fund the Giveback Homes’ first build day in Sacramento on September 16.
Giveback Homes

Giveback Homes

Many agents intersect charitable acts and business, but it’s easy to forget that housing is a necessity and, unfortunately, a scarcity for some. However, a new collaboration between Giveback Homes, a charitable network of real estate professionals from Southern California, and San Francisco-based ReferralExchange might be a push of goodwill the industry needs.

“We are so honored to work with ReferralExchange and salute their innovative technology/white glove service approach to real estate,” Blake Andrews, founder of Giveback Homes, said in a statement. “Together we will be able to achieve a mutual goal of changing lives for the better.”

The new alliance provides Giveback Homes member agents a free license to ReferralExchange’s network, with the primary intention being to advance the number of homes built for those in need.

As part of the partnership, ReferralExchange donates $100 for every closed referral (up to $20,000) toward three international humanitarian real estate projects. These contributions will also help fund the Giveback Homes build day in Sacramento on September 16.

ReferralExchange member benefits

For current ReferralExchange members, the lead sharing system says it will offer one-year Giveback Homes membership for top agents. The Giveback Homes network offers marketing, branding and donation services. 

“ReferralExchange has helped us turn leads into referrals and transactions, which allows us to do more with Giveback Homes,” said Kristen Novoa, Realtor at Vista Sotheby’s International Realty. “It’s a win-win-win for our clients and our business.”

Giveback Homes global and local impact

Founded two years ago by former Toms employees, Giveback Homes has constructed over 60 homes in areas where housing is low, including El Salvador, Nicaragua and Haiti. The organization regularly hosts build days, networking events and fitness classes with SoulCycle to build awareness on making a difference in the real estate industry.

Right now, the group has 20 Build Projects in the U.S. and Nicaragua, working with Habitat for Humanity and planning to expand their reach this year. More recently, Giveback Homes collaborated with Union Rescue Mission to assist Skid Row in Los Angeles.

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