Thinking of buying or selling a house? Your realtor may be happy to make a contribution to the RCEF as part of the deal. Many realtors make it a standard practice to contribute to organizations near and dear to their clients’ hearts and commonly honor such client requests by contributing 10% to 20% of their net profits.
“It’s a win, win, win situation,” explains RCEF supporter and realtor Roya Zaman. “The client is able to help a worthy cause, the realtor makes their client happy, and the community benefits as well. Giving to the RCEF is a perfect way to provide good customer service and help build a strong school system for the benefit of everyone in our city.”
Long-time RCEF volunteer, sponsor, and realtor Diane Martin, has already committed to sponsoring RCEF’s and looks forward to making further contributions to the RCEF. “I love being able to help our community,” she says, “plus the relationship between real estate and schools is a pretty obvious one. Everybody is aware of the fact that homes near good schools have high value. Improving our schools through a contribution from my sales is just good business sense as far as I am concerned.”
Other realtors, such as John Sieling contribute by sponsoring events such as . John supports the RCEF to keep music programs in our schools. As he says, “We think it’s a great idea to bring more creativity into the system and allow kids to be better educated and have more fun at the same time.”
The RCEF will be listing realtors who make a gift on our website. Please be sure to check our list if you are looking for an agent to help you with a home sale or purchase. And don’t forget to ask your realtor to add their name to our list of supporters by making a donation in celebration of your new home!
The RCEF has been advancing and enriching education opportunities for the students of the kindergarten to 8th grade Redwood City School District since 1983. Our goal is to create engaged and successful learners ready to work, lead, and innovate now and in the future. More information about the RCEF can be found at www.rcef.org.