Have you considered giving back to your community but aren’t sure if it’s worth your time and effort? I get it, a job in real estate can make you feel like you work 24 hours a day. But there are some real benefits to community work that you should consider.
Here are some reasons why you should give back to your community as a real estate agent:
- It benefits your community
Community outreach should not be only about what you can get from it. Community outreach is about helping others. That might mean sacrificing your time, energy, and money for the good of your community. The fact is that no matter where you live, your community needs you. Whether it’s to clean up streets or to volunteer at a local food bank, there is no shortage of jobs that need to be filled. Every community has its own unique needs, and yours is no different.
- It benefits your business
Helping your community will likely involve meeting new people, which means it can be a great networking resource. That doesn’t mean that you have to be selling your services while you’re volunteering, but you can still tell others what you do. Everyone knows someone who’s in the market for a real estate agent, so the more people you meet and genuinely connect with, the more likely you are to find potential clients. You’ll also gain a positive reputation by doing community outreach.
- It benefits you
Science has shown that we are happier when we help others. Our brains actually find pleasure in altruism. “It’s better to give than to receive” isn’t just a saying for kids at Christmas, but a scientific truth for us all. So, if you aren’t convinced that your community needs you, or that philanthropy will benefit your real estate business, do it anyway! Generosity is part of what makes us human, and you’ll be so much happier when you embrace a life of service to others.