Relocate to Wisconsin : Brokerages DON'T Matter....PEOPLE D0....Here's a Way to Help Texas

Brokerages DON'T Matter....PEOPLE D0....Here's a Way to Help Texas

   People sometimes get hung up on "labels".....brokerage names....a culture they perceive but don't really agent that they don't like...a manager that doesn't BIG unfavorite "label"...BIG BOX....oh of the beauties of this industry is that you can choose the kind of work atmosphere, education, compensation, location that works for you....forget if it is "just your boutique" or you part of a larger brokerage....because this blog is about being HUMAN...not being this agent, that broker...or lender ...or insurance...or stager...inspector or whatever other allied profession of which you are a member.
     The people in Texas need our help.....and many of us are cautious about BIG charitable organizations that take too much of every dollar for their overhead....we are very cognizant of that as in particular that would surprise you...that owns houses in our subdivision to house their employees...oh won't see me ringing bells  ! 

      Back to the POINT OF THIS POST....Keller Williams has a

KWCares Hurricane Harvey disaster relief program.  It is springing into action as I write this and ALL of the money goes to help ALL Texans so desperately in need of assistance.  

      HurricaneHow can YOU help ? If you can donate your time...that is a tremendous gift but conditions may prohibit that for a while....or maybe that is not possible for you to do....but what IS whether it is your time or a monetary donation....go to:   and follow your heart... thank you for your support, generosity and prayers. Please see TODAY's POST and DOUBLE the impact of your donation:

We are a worldwide begins at home (another Momism - who volunteered at a soup kitchen and donated food).....Whatever you can give...please do.....and know it is going to help the people who need it most ....and very directly.

       This is a very very PUBLIC service message  we invite you to take anywhere and everywhere on the put on your Facebook page....and do whatever you can for Humankind....Thank You from the bottom of our hearts....Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates, Southeastern Wisconsin.



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Comment balloon 42 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • August 27 2017 03:27PM


Good to see as my brokerage will be doing something also

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 10 months ago

Sally and David- from the bottom of my heart, I thank you. Houston and the surrounding areas will need so much help and I don't think Harvey and his rains are done yet. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 10 months ago

Thanks for the encouragement Sally K and David.  I lived in northeast Florida when Floyd came through; the picture you have on your post is of Hurricane Floyd when it was approaching the southeast coast of the U. S.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) 10 months ago

Praying for Texas.Will check website to seehow I can help

Posted by Mark Artesani, Huntington & Newport Beach, Fountain Valley Homes (Keller Williams Realty) 10 months ago

What a wonderful thing you are doing! 

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 10 months ago

Thank you, Sally and David. We all know how desperately help will be needed in Texas, and probably Louisiana, too, in the coming days, and for a long time .


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) 10 months ago

This thing is no joke folks, it just became Katrina.

Posted by Scott Thompson, Commerical Finance - Blue Springs, MO (Columbia Mortgage Plus) 10 months ago

I have been in touch with many friends and business people in the area checking them on them, some who i ahev not heard back from yet. It is great to see s many coming together to get the help flowing Sally K. & David L. Hanson.  

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 10 months ago

We've been praying for friends and family in Texas all weekend.  Thanks to the Keller Williams organization for what you are doing to assist.

Posted by MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert (The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948)) 10 months ago

Thank you for sharing this with us. We will be reaching out to help as soon as it has been deemed safe to do so.

Posted by Laura Filip, What can we do for you today? (RE/MAX UTOPIA , Serving all of Texoma ) 10 months ago

Thank you, Sally, for sharing! We are always looking for ways to help, tangible ways;. 

Posted by Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer (Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing) 10 months ago

Thank you for posting this. I was born in Houston and lived there for 40 years and now in North Texas. My family, friends and past clients are in dire situations. It is heartbreaking.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury) 10 months ago

Where to start when something like this happens. Good for Keller Williams to have a disaster relief effort in place.

Posted by Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea 10 months ago

Cash donations not what excess clothings you want to get rid of is what they badly need......

All the best,

Sam Shueh

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) 10 months ago

I would hope NAR and Realtor Boards across the nation would work together to help these folks.... they uses to do that.  We really do all need to help however we can.

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 10 months ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson thank you for the lovely post to help Texas.  Our southern areas are, quite literally, under water and the rain is still pouring down.

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 10 months ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson -- Thanks for your post. I was with KW for several years. KW Cares is a good program. Posted to Facebook 2x.

Posted by John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142 (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert) 10 months ago

Good morning Sally.

As I'm writing this comment I'm also watching the events in southern Texas.  The amount of damage is overwhelming.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 10 months ago

I will pop over there now - another wonderful thing about Kw - the KW Cares contributions! 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 10 months ago

From Florida, o ir prayers goes for Texas ... God have mercy on them

Posted by Andrea.B Ferreira 954-303-8289 CRS, Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County in FL (Keyes Co. ) 10 months ago

I plan on giving to these folks, Sally and David.  Thanks for the post.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 10 months ago

More photos are coming out showing the scope of destruction - these people are suffering more than we know.

Posted by Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate (Baird & Warner Real Estate) 10 months ago

From NC thank you for this post. It looks like it will take YEARS to rebuild TX. 

I know NC and LA are still working on clean up from past storms.

Posted by Sharon Kowitz, Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling (Fonville Morisey-CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Cary, NC) 10 months ago

People make up every organization. When individuals unite around a common good, they multiply their effectiveness. Turn the pyramid upside down, put the masses at the top.

Posted by Luke Acree, Making Agents Memorable (ReminderMedia) 10 months ago

Good Morning Sally and David - this is very important.  Texas needs our help and it is good that you and Keller Williams are doing this.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 10 months ago

I read a post this AM about how a person is trying to rebuild an office that was decimated in Rockport.  Having your data backed up to the cloud is one thing, but what about losing all your pending transactions, cancelling all your buyer appointments, what happens to all your listings, etc.?  How would I rebuild my business if this happened to me while I am concerned about about rebuilding my home first?

Posted by Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker (Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) 10 months ago

Sharing it to my FB page. KW cares is a great start for all of us to pitch in during this time of crises in Houston.

Posted by Les & Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor and Investor (Realty One Group) 10 months ago

Hi Sally and David --- Texas needs our support today and likely far into the future too.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 10 months ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson ~ KW does care and they are proving it time and time again. Too many folks are in dire need of help and assistance and no good deed is too small and is much needed 

Posted by Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker (Kolsky Realty & Management) 10 months ago

Sally and David this is going to be a very long term issues and those folks need all of our help as much as possible. Thank you so much for putting this out there. People do get concerned about giving to charities they don't know but surely this one is solid.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 10 months ago

 Hi Sally and David, 

I was in Hurricane Karla back in 1961.... and I can't imagine what these people are going through. My heart goes out to the great folks of Texas and we will all pull together to make things better.  

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 10 months ago

Thank you so much for posting this, Sally! This is urgent and likely will be needed for months and months to come. I don't believe we've had a disaster this expansive in decades (if ever) and KW Cares is doing such a wonderful service to Texans.

Thank you again for sharing this.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 10 months ago

It's such a sad situation there. Have friends there that had to evacuate due to the rising flood waters but they are safe now. Still waiting to hear from others I know there. My church is going to have a fund raising drive to help also. They will need lots of help, support and money. 

Posted by Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA, Providing the integrity and service you deserve. (Future Home Realty) 10 months ago

Dear Sally & David,

Funny how a disaster can sometimes bring out the best in people. Thank you.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) 10 months ago

I have a nephew trying to stay above water in Houston at this time and our prayers and relief money are headed that way Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) 10 months ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson "Keller Williams has a KWCares Hurricane Harvey disaster relief program.  It is springing into action as I write this and ALL of the money goes to help ALL Texans so desperately in need of assistance. "

Right on target - and - re-blog!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) 10 months ago

Helping others in time of need is the RIGHT thing to do.

Thanks for the post.

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) 10 months ago

Good idea on the doubling. Just went there. THANKS!

Posted by Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker, email: / cell: 334-494-7846 (Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330) 10 months ago

The images of the devastation boggle the mind, Sally K. & David L. Hanson ... the relief you motivate your readers to provide will be tremendously needed and appreciated, I'm sure.  Will re-post everywhere I can ...


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) 10 months ago

All brokerages, esp the national ones should step up and start helping out by collecting monetary donations. My brokerage Better Homes and Gardens is doing that by matching what agents donate!

Posted by Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Specializing in Brookside, Waldo, Prairie Village (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes) 10 months ago

Helping others is always the right thing to do.

Posted by Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County! (Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage) 10 months ago

I chose to donate to the Salvation Army as they provide immediate support.  Great post!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) 9 months ago