This may a fun season full of parties, shopping and receiving gifts but it is also a time when giving and helping others should be weighing on the hearts and minds of the real estate investing community too. What are you doing to give back this year?
Real estate investors are uniquely positioned to do a great deal of good during the holidays and can have a huge positive impact on others and their communities.
Both owners of sizable real estate investing firms and solo entrepreneurs carry a lot of influence and the capability to be a great help. In fact, with the opportunity and ability just to invest in real estate for profit those in the business ought to feel a huge debt of gratitude and a duty to reach out and share.
This isn’t just about giving gifts to friends and family or even donating toys. AOL reports well over 600,000 people are homeless in the U.S. right now and there are likely far, far more not being tracked, plus those living out of their cars and who are simply flat broke.
So how will you help?
There are many, many ways to give, help and share the season’s cheer for real estate investing pros this year.
In the past some have invited less fortunate individuals into their own homes at Christmas. Of course while this is noble, it is not without risk and is not for everyone. However, investors with vacant homes could consider offering shelter to those in need, at least temporarily or even simply giving some of their struggling tenants a break during the holiday.
Giving back doesn’t necessarily have to be in monetary form at all. There are certainly many local causes and charity organizations which can be contributed too all over the country. However, some of the most rewarding opportunities involve rolling up sleeves and volunteering, and this can be a great move for your whole team.
If you have left this late this year, what about building more charity initiatives and affordable housing services into your business plan for next year?