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Giving Back

Giving Back

Author: Shayne Sowers

I've been selling homes for over a decade. It isn't just a way to earn a living for me, it's my way of serving others. When I sell a home, I earn the satisfaction of knowing I've helped someone start a new chapter in their life. At GoldenKey, we're trying to expand that approach to the broader real estate industry. This isn't just a business; it's a vehicle for change. Change in the industry, and change in our communities.

Memorial Day is quickly approaching. It's a time for our country to reflect on the men and women who made the greatest sacrifice while serving their country. We carry that same spirit of service into our work at GoldenKey. The 1% Pledge is a small gesture we're taking to demonstrate our commitment to the community around us.

The 1% Pledge is "a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder.” At GoldenKey, we've committed 1% of our equity, product, and employee time in a meaningful way to the community. We're going to look for ways to serve our customers beyond simply connecting them to a real estate agent. We're hoping you'll join us. We want to make the 1% Pledge a collaborative effort with our followers. Know of an organization that needs time, money, or simply dedicated volunteer power? We can give it – and our capacity to provide that help will grow along with our company.

As we continue to put down roots in the Raleigh-Durham area, we want to create real connections and ties with our neighbors. A shared sense of responsibility and community is the most meaningful way we can think of to create those connections. We don't simply want to help people find agents and buy their next homes, we want to help people join a healthy, vibrant community where people look for ways to serve and give back. That's our pledge.

Please follow us @soloprohome and tweet us about an organization that could use our help.


Shayne Sowers

President and Founder, GoldenKey