In brother’s honor, luxury agent quietly donates to cancer research

  • Linking your real estate success with your favorite charity can lead to a win-win experience.
  • Discuss with your brokerage how to talk about your philanthropic efforts publicly.
  • When identifying a charity as your main philanthropic effort, make sure it is getting the funds as directly as possible.
  • Having a philanthropic passion can give you a real personal fire when winning new business.

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Any successful real estate agent worth his or her salt has a favorite charity to contribute toward during the year, often linked with transactions. Inez Wade But one of Stribling & Associates' top producers, Inez Wade, who’s based in New York City, has taken her commitment to cancer research to another level in the past 20-plus years. And she has a very personal reason for it. Twenty-six years ago, her beloved older brother, Stanley Grode, died of acute myeloid leukemia. Three years later Wade and her husband, Barry, moved to New York, where she began a career as a real estate agent with Stribling & Associates, specializing in luxury property. A personal reason for giving For Wade, going into luxury real estate could satisfy two passions -- her love of real estate and wanting to make a difference, she reasoned. She explains: “After the loss of my brother to leukemia, I realized that entering the luxury residential real estate sales market would potentially...