Last month we launched another new partnership with San Francisco public radio station, KALW. Local residents here, some of them native born and many long time residents, are in the middle of significant city change, which for many means rent increases or evictions to make room for deep pocketed newcomers. Some listeners were distressed to hear what sounded like their trusted radio partner supporting these changes by airing radio spots for My Broker Donates.
One reason we started My Broker Donates was in response to the fact that wealth in America has been undergoing a fundamental shift, benefiting the already wealthy at the expense of the rest of us. Our goal is to match real estate buyers and sellers with the most qualified Realtor, and to tap the commissions so that funds flow to worthy nonprofits like our public radio friends. And we are very pleased that in our short lifetime numerous clients have used our services and we have sent many thousands of dollars to charities throughout the nation.
We believe that nonprofits like public radio add value to their communities. And this value shows up in real estate prices. Traditionally, this value does not go to the radio station. That’s where we come in: Our goal is to extract a bit of the value and return most of that investment to the station. And, yes, we keep a portion to keep our business running.
As a philosopher once said, “If you are not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.” at My Broker Donates, we are committed to being part of the solution, and we are working to that end.