When it comes to finding the right real estate agent, top of your criteria should be local expertise and a deep understanding of the community. Real estate professionals need to be intimately familiar with the homes, businesses, and the economy in the area to help you buy or sell the perfect Williamsburg, VA real estate property.
However, great real estate professionals should play a deeper role in the local community beyond the buying and selling of homes.
At Coldwell Banker Traditions we believe that giving back to the Williamsburg community is part and parcel of our responsibility. As people who live in and rely on this amazing community, it’s only right to return the same support that they give us.
Specifically, here are 4 ways your Williamsburg VA real estate agent gives back to the local community:
They support local NGOs and charities
It’s important to work with real estate professionals who are passionate about the community they work in. And one of the ways this love for the community is shown is by taking part in charitable projects and local causes.
Many of our associate brokers or Realtors® have something they advocate for, whether it’s giving the furry citizens at the local animal shelter the best life possible or raising funds for programs that help disenfranchised members of the community. Some work as volunteers at local non-profit and charity organizations.
For example, one of our members is the Committee Chairperson at Habitat for Humanity Peninsula & Greater Williamsburg, a nonprofit organization that builds and renovates affordable homes for people in need of decent housing, regardless of background, race, or religion. Find out more about their advocacy here.
They utilize their wide network of professionals and clients
Brokerages and real estate teams with a large network also use their resources to give fundraising organizations and donation drives the platform they need to promote their cause. For example, Realtors® who have a huge following on social media often post about calls for donations. Those who write blog posts and content for their websites also write about the community programs they want to support.
Here at Coldwell Banker Traditions, some of our brokers and Realtors® volunteer at Williamsburg Area Meals on Wheels, which provides nutritious meals to vulnerable families in the Williamsburg area. Others are a part of the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg, a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving communities and children’s quality of life. Click on the links to find out more about how you can support these programs.
They sponsor events for a good cause
Local businesses and events are integral to keeping the spirit of community alive, and nobody knows this better than your local Williamsburg VA real estate agent. You’ll often see them attending and sponsoring community events such as farmers markets and local business luncheons. Realtors® also join walks or runs for a cause, raising money for cancer awareness or the local children’s hospital.
Our real estate team supports numerous causes, ranging from historic preservation to affordable housing and medical services. One of these is the Hospice House of Williamsburg, a charitable organization that provides short-term residential care for end-of-life support. You can learn more about their fundraising and volunteer programs here.
Some of our Realtors® support Colonial Williamsburg, the largest outdoor living museum in the country. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a not-for-profit educational institution that seeks to not only conserve Williamsburg’s colonial buildings, but also to educate residents and visitors on the city’s rich history. Check out how you can support them here.
They volunteer at community-based programs and organizations
In between studying local market trends and negotiating the best deal for their clients, real estate professionals also make time to volunteer at community-based programs and organizations.
For example, some real estate agents use their landscaping and property knowledge by volunteering as educators at the JCC Williamsburg Master Gardener Association, a group of master gardeners who provide public outreach and education programs on sustainable gardening practices. You can read more about their community outreach programs and demonstrations here.
Other Realtors® put their great communication skills to use at the Bacon Street Youth and Family Services, a non-profit organization that offers mental health services to teens, young adults, and their families through evidence-based behavioral health and substance use programs. Discover ways to support them here.
Be a part of the Williamsburg, VA community today
With almost a century’s worth of history in Williamsburg VA and its surrounding communities, our real estate team at Coldwell Banker Traditions continues to live by its principles of impeccable client service, family-oriented values, and community commitment.