Research has found that participation in voluntary services is a significant contributor to your mental and physical health, life satisfaction, self-esteem and general happiness. As a Realtor this is not only a way to feel wonderful working for a worthy cause, it’s also a great way to network with people who are passionate about their local community. Here are 3 reasons community service matters to your real estate brokerage:
1. Community service is good for you
It’s clear that the best thing you can do for yourself is to do something for someone else. This is particularly true if you are a real estate agent doing a service project for your community. Performing community service will give you a stress relieving experience that infuses you with positivity, your headspace will be clear and ready for challenges at work.
2. Volunteering expands your network
As a Realtor you move in and out of the lives of people in your community. Building your contact database is critical to your ongoing success in real estate. Therefore by volunteering you will be interacting with a much larger group of people who are all invested in your locale. As a result, not only will those volunteers turn to you for their real estate needs, they will also happily recommend you to friends and family.
3. Strengthen your area through community service
The more involved people are with their community, the stronger the area becomes and the more desirable it is to live there. By volunteering and achieving community service goals, you’re contributing to the improvement of your area. This is a win-win scenario for a realtor when the suburb appeal increases.