Real Living Southern Realty Agents Help Habitat for Humanity

In Ringgold, GA, an elderly couple’s home was in desperate need of repairs. Chase Jolander and his mother, Vickie McBryar, owner of Real Living Southern Realty of Trenton, GA and eight of her agents were on hand to help. It all started when Jolander and McBryar, board members of the Northwest Georgia Council of REALTORS®, attended a meeting and learned that Habitat for Humanity had a project for them.

“At least once a year,” said Jolander, “we try to do something to enrich our community.” On Oct. 29, Jolander and the Real Living Southern Realty Team painted the exterior of the couple’s house. Although other firms were involved, Jolander was proud to report that their office had the most participation at the event. “We had agents getting up on the roof, doing everything they could to make the home beautiful again.”

Jolander said when they were almost finished that the couple came to see their progress. “They were so grateful and excited!” he said. “It was a very rewarding experience.”


Real Living Greater Montana Presents Benefit for Bikers Against Bullies

Team members from Missoula, MT-based Real Living Greater Montana banded together for a charity event that raised more than $13,000 for Bikers Against Bullies. The national non-profit empowers school-aged children with anti-bullying social skills through assembly appearances and role-playing exercises.

In February, the team produced the Winterfest-Rock for the Kids! featuring live musical performances by Jared Blake from The Voice and Jared Weeks from Saving Abel.

 The event was held at the DoubleTree hotel in Missoula, which donated the cost of the room for the fundraiser. The team sold individual tickets to the event and raised more than $4,000 in sponsorships. The event also included a silent auction and a giveaway to raise additional funds.

To get a front-row view of the fun, watch this video from the event!


Introducing Real Living's Community Service Award

This year at Real Living Connection, we’ll debut our first-ever Community Service Award. This brand-new Real Living Community Service Award, recognizing companies and agents alike for leadership in civic contribution, is a way for us to honor the outstanding work you do to enrich your communities and ultimately, make them better places to live.
The winner of the award will be announced live onstage at Real Living Connection. Going forward, this award will be a permanent part of our awards program.

Submissions will be in the form of two-minute videos that can be emailed directly to communityserviceaward@hsfranchise.com.

The content for your submission video (and yes, smartphone videos or selfie videos are accepted) should answer the following questions: What did you do for your community and why did you do it? How did you do it and who did it benefit? Essentially, your video should describe the who, what, why when and how of your community contribution.

Any additional questions about the Community Service Award can be emailed to the address above.