Arguably, no other professional group has a firmer grip on the pulse of communities than Realtors. Their job is, after all, to find homes for clients, a service that requires deep knowledge about the health and needs of their neighbourhoods.

Realtors are often on the front lines of charitable activity. Since it began tracking its members’ contributions in 2007, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) has identified $43.4 million* in charitable giving. REBGV is the professional organization representing over 14,000 Realtor®s in Metro Vancouver.

Last year, member contributions amounted to $2.2 million, a figure that only tells part of the charitable story, says Jill Oudil, REBGV president.

These donations were accompanied by countless volunteer hours to a wide range of causes, including the Ride to Conquer Cancer, the Children’s Miracle Network, the Richmond Hospital Foundation, Backpack Buddies and more.