Fraser Valley Real Estate Board Honours Landmark RealtyPosted by D Alexander on Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 2:52pm
Although we're best known for our work with home buyers and sellers in many of the communities that make up the Fraser Valley real estate market, members of the Landmark Realty team have also been working hard over the years at giving back to the communities we serve.
Our community volunteering work is very important to us and is something we're extremely proud of.
We're also extremely proud of the fact that the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board recently recognized our community support work we do by naming Landmark Realty as the sole corporate recipient of the REALTORS® Make Good Neighbours Award.
The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board introduced the award in 2002 as a way of recognizing the tireless work that many of the area's 2,800+ real estate professionals do in service of the communities in which they live and work.
The award takes into consideration a number of factors, including:
- Amount of time spent volunteering
- Level of responsibilty undertaken as volunteers
- Overall impact of their efforts within their communities
The selection committee is made up of people external to the real estate field who work with non-profit associations and local charities. They considered a field of more than 100 possible real estate offices.
Some of the groups and events Landmark Realty worked with in 2010 include:
- Abbotsford Minor Baseball Association
- Abbotsford Police Challenge Run
- Abbotsford Food Bank (through events such as Christmas in August, the November Challenge, and the Christmas Light Tour)
We'd also like to congratulate Louise McKnight of Bay Realty in White Rock who was the sole recipient of the individual award for REALTORS® Make Good Neighbours for 2010.
The awards were presented at the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board Annual General Meeting on February 16. Board President, Deanna Horn, had this to say about the awards and the award recipients:
“Considering 65 per cent of REALTORS® tell us they volunteer at some level in their communities, to be recognized as being the most active and making the greatest impact is quite incredible.”
“Louise McKnight and Landmark Realty stand as positive examples and role models not only for our profession, but for everyone. They illustrate the profound difference volunteerism and advocacy make in helping our communities become more vibrant, friendly and comfortable places to live.”
So, once again, while we may be best known helping buyers and sellers in the Fraser Valley real estate market, there is definitely another side to Landmark Realty that is well worth getting to know.