Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Announces National Philanthropic Partnership With Rebuilding Together

Partnership Based on Shared Mission to Help Homeowners Live Better Lives and Improve Local Communities

March 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // MADISON, N.J. - Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced this week at its international brand conference, Fusion, a national philanthropic partnership with Rebuilding Together. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is the exclusive residential real estate brand partner for Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit organization that provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades to those unable to maintain their homes, including elderly, disabled and low-income homeowners. As part of the partnership, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate will engage its network of nearly 10,000 affiliated real estate professionals to help raise awareness of the Rebuilding Together organization and help to improve the communities in which they serve.

"In choosing a national philanthropic partner, we looked for a cultural and values-based alignment with a partner whose mission our network would strongly support – helping people live their best lives by empowering their dream of homeownership, which closely parallels the work we do in our communities every day," said Sherry Chris, president and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC and a vice chairman on Rebuilding Together's National Board of Directors. "Aligning with Rebuilding Together helps our franchisees demonstrate to the communities they serve that Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is focused on helping to make their lives and communities better."

Members of the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network can volunteer by sponsoring a build, hosting a fundraising event, donating on behalf of clients, or spreading awareness through marketing initiatives. All Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brokerages and network members are also encouraged to connect with the Rebuilding Together local affiliate chapters to explore opportunities within their surrounding communities. The brand has developed a marketing kit for affiliated Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brokerages to make these opportunities easy and fun. A dedicated Rebuilding Together donations page can be found at BHGRErebuildingtogether.com.

"We are pleased to partner with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and excited that the brand shares our belief that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home," said Sandra Henriquez, chief operating officer of Rebuilding Together. "We look forward to engaging its network in homeowner education and volunteer opportunities as we continue to improve the homes and lives of homeowners in need."

As a community revitalization partner, Rebuilding Together repairs homes and revitalizes neighborhoods to uplift individuals, families and communities. With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled tradespeople and the support of local businesses and corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates enrich the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and communities.

About Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together strengthens the lives of people in our most vulnerable communities by providing low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades. Rebuilding Together's local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects each year.

About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.

The growing Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network includes more than 9,100 affiliated sales associates and approximately 280 offices serving home buyers and sellers across the United States and Canada.

Better Homes and Gardens® is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation licensed to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC and used with permission. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Franchise is independently owned and operated.

For more information, visit www.BHGRE.com.

SOURCE Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC

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Paul Pettas
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Katelyn Castellano
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC
(973) 407-6849
Katelyn.Castellano@BHGRealEstate.com

 

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