I was thrilled to hear from my fraternity brother William Soto who has started his own non profit called Commission for Causes. The idea is for real estate agents to donate a portion of their commission to a charitable cause.
Here is how it works:
- You list your home with one of their agents
- You pick the charity or foundation of your choice
- When the your home sells, they will make a donation up to half of their commission to the charity you chose, in your name
- You claim the tax write off, the charity or foundation receives monies and we gain a client for life!
If you are in the market to buy/sell a home or you are a non profit in need of some help, check out the Commission for Causes site.