Introducing the Agents of Change
‘Agents of Change’ was created to empower the real estate industry to make social impact. This program enables realtors to donate funds from the sale of homes. 100 percent of funds raised are used to build homes for families living in slums around the world.
In the fall of 2016, World Housing and New Story joined forces with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty to create a philanthropic program to make real social impact. The Agents of Change program was created, and was launched in March 2017.
The Agents of Change program has perfectly aligned with Pacific Sotheby’s brand and corporate values, while appealing to the hearts of their agents and realestate clients.
“We have an opportunity and a responsibility to reach out and do what we can to ensure that everyone, no matter where they are from, has access to the very basic need of shelter and security” – Steve Games CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.
Since launching the program, over 300 Pacific Sotheby’s realtors have opted into the program, quickly raising more than $100,000 to build homes in Tijuana for families in need.
“Each and every one of us that has participated in a build has had a unique and personal experience. Crossing into Mexico at sunrise for the first time, unsure of how we would accomplish the work ahead, and then returning after sunset with a true sense of camaraderie in completing a safe home for a deserving family – It’s an experience and a feeling I will never forget.” – Karen Hickman Realtor, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty La Jolla.
100 percent of the money raised by Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty goes directly to home building. In addition, Agents of Change work with local partners to train workers and buy locally sourced construction materials to help stimulate local economies and teach skills in the process.
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty believes that home ownership is the foundation that gives people the chance for a better life. Through engaging realtors and empowering them to become social entrepreneurs, we are changing the lives of families one home at a time.
To learn more about the Agents of Change program and see how you can support Pacific Sotheby’s on their next home build please visit our page by clicking here!