Real Living Real Estate is proud to announce that 13 network franchisees and agents were recognized for their civic contributions and community service through the Inaugural Real Living Community Service Awards.

Recipients of the Real Living Community Service Award were recognized among nearly 400 attendees at this year’s Real Living Connection conference in St. Petersburg, Florida.

“From supporting children with disabilities to helping victims of natural disaster, we are so proud to recognize these everyday heroes making a positive difference right in their backyards,” said Robert McAdams Jr., president of Real Living.

To be considered for this year’s award, applicants submitted a short video describing their work in their community and the inspiration behind their service. Highlights of the video submissions were played at the Real Living Real Estate booth for Real Living Connection 2018 attendees. A highlight reel can be viewed at:

“Our first honorees set high standards for their compassion and corporate citizenship,” said Gino Blefari, president and CEO of HSF Affiliates. “Each has gone beyond the call of duty to help local people and programs. They are wonderful ambassadors of our Real Living Real Estate brand.”

The full list of winners includes:

Real Living Realty Professionals, Longmeadow, MA

Real Living Realty Professionals, Longmeadow, Massachusetts, helped not only organize an event addressing the Opioid crisis, it also then planned a fundraising drive to purchase a van for a local child with disabilities.

Beth Wolff Realtors® Real Living, Houston, TX

Beth Wolff Realtors Real living of Houston, TX has a strong, multi-generational history of community service in Houston.  Their participation in community service includes the Greater Houston Partnership, Operation Houston, Keep Houston Beautiful, The American Heart Association and support of Shop With Heart.

PowerMark Properties, A Real Living Real Estate Network Member, Biloxi, MS

PowerMark Properties of Biloxi partners with Together We Rise, an organization dedicated to transforming the way kids experience foster care in communities across the United States.

Real Living Advantage Real Estate, Norfolk, NE

Together the team at Real Living Advantage Real Estate support several local organizations including: Mercy Meals, Go Red For Women, Supplies for Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico, a Christmas Tree Food Drive, the Angel Tree Picking and Packing Toys for Kids.

Real Living Wareck D’Ostilio, New Haven, CT

John Wareck and Frank D’Ostilio, Owners of Real Living Wareck D’Ostilio, and their team are dedicated to making the world a better place. Together they partner with the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) to provide meals for the Homeless and Underserved.

Real Living Messina & Associates, Duluth, MN

Real Living Messina & Associates, Duluth, Minnesota, completed their 3rd year as a company in partnership with the Best Christmas Ever, whose mission is to provide for families in need during the holiday season.

Dave Culbertson, Real Living Home Team, Mt. Vernon, OH

Dave Culbertson, Broker Owner of Real Living Home Team, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and founder of the Arms of An Angel Foundation, is devoted to keeping drugs off the streets of his community with direct donations helping fund K-9 units for local sheriff’s departments.

Elaine Wehri, Real Living CCR Realtors, Lima, OH

Elaine Wehri has lived a life devoted to community service. She has helped raise money for the Lima Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign, has volunteered as an auctioneer for the Bluffton Lions Club, sponsored the Fort Fest in Fort Jennings and much more.

Katie Weaver, Real Living Kee Realty, Washington Township, MI

Katie Weaver, agent with Real Living Kee Realty, Washington Township, Michigan shared the story of her participation as a key driver in the success of the Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs program.

Brenda Cuoco, Real Living Realty Professionals, Wilbraham, MA

Brenda Cuoco and her team participated in their city-wide Thanksgiving Mayflower Marathon and chose to support the Open Pantry food collection program providing food for the needy and homeless.

Stephen Sheffer, Beth Wolff REALTORS® Real Living, Houston, TX

From Beth Wolff Realtors Real Living, agent Stephen Sheffer shared his involvement in the well-being of Houston with multiple organizations including Habitat For Humanity, The Mission Center of Houston, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Research and Compassion United.

Navona Hart, Real Living Cornerstone, Farmville, VA

Navona Hart supports several local charities including the Piedmont Senior Resources Center for homebound elderly.

Landon Sallee, Freedom Realty & Property Management, Winchester, KY

Landon Sallee, an agent with Freedom Realty & Property Management, grew his locks over 9 inches to donate them to cancer patients experiencing the emotional pain of hair loss.

The Real Living Community Service Award, recognizes member companies and agents alike for the outstanding service to enrich your community and ultimately, make it a better place to live.