When I first came to AmeriMade Realty nearly four years ago, I knew there was something different about this company. I had the opportunity to work for two other companies prior to relocating here. My experiences with those companies were invaluable and I appreciate everything I learned while there. But I never felt like those were the right fit for me. I knew I needed something more... I just didn't know at the time what that was. And then in January of 2009 I interviewed with AmeriMade Realty and I instantly figured out what the missing piece was... it was a sense of family amongst the agents and staff. I discovered a trust and camaraderie here... a spirit of charity and support... that seemed rare in such an industry. I knew within moments that I was "home".
Yes, just like any family we have our moments, but I'm constantly inspired but just how special this group really is. One of the characteristics of the AmeriMade family that separates us from many other companies is the willingness and desire to "give back" and volunteer. Throughout the past four years I've been blessed to be witness to and be a part of numerous volunteering and fundraising opportunities that support both local and national causes. And while we don't do these things for recognition, I just can't help but be proud of my agents and staff for all that they do and thus give them a big shout out for their awesomeness!
Here are a few examples:
Throughout the school year you might find some of our agents volunteering in the classrooms of our local schools, helping students with their math and reading, or volunteering with special events. We also have agents here who are members of the local Kiwanis chapter (which supports dozens of charities and causes in the Northwest Ohio area). We have agents who support Christmas for Kids, Boxtops for Education, and "Bear Packs." They support numerous sports teams with various events, Junior Achievement, the local YMCA, and some of the area Chambers of Commerce. But the giving isn't just local!
The love and charity of these agents goes well beyond the confines of Northwest Ohio. Over the past few years I’ve learned that our agents give both time and money to national and international organizations such Compassion International, Breast Cancer Awareness and the Krohns Colitis Foundation. We also have agents with a special love for aide to the blind and sight conservation as well as support for the hearing impaired. One of our newer ventures—one that is growing in hearts– is the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a team this next year at the annual Relay for Life event in Williams County. With cancer touching the lives of many of our clients, friends and family members, we’ve found an ever-increasing need and desire to be a part of this great cause. Again, this isn’t me tooting the AmeriMade Realty horn, but I’ve been so filled with adoration for this group of Realtors and friends that I couldn’t help but tell the world how special they are and why! We would love it if you joined us in our support of this or any of our beloved charities. We'll keep you posted on our Facebook page of upcoming events and opportunities.
And to my hardworking and dedicated team: "You guys rock! Thanks for all you do to bring a little love and cheer to the world."