Easy to Start
It’s easy to get started if you have a desire to give. If you don’t currently have an agent, we can refer a well-qualified REALTORS® Who Shrine agent.
A REALTORS® Who Shrine agent is first and foremost, a caring and considerate person. At the same time, they are highly qualified and experienced professionals who excel at their profession. With a REALTORS® Who Shrine agent, you get the best of both worlds; a friendly and reliable professional and someone who gives back to their community.
And if you already have an agent and you prefer for them to participate in this process, simply refer your agent to us and we’ll get them set up and trained on the process.
Sellers & Buyers: How It Works
1. REQUEST LIST
Start by requesting to get connected with a Realtor Who Shrine certified agent. Agents come from all brokerages and have gone through the process of pledging a portion of a sales commission to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
2. AGENT REFERRAL
REALTORS® Who Shrine will send you a list of one or more highly qualified agents that are expert in your market area and the type of home and amenities you desire. You can also request for your agent to participate in this process if s/he is currently not involved.
3. AGENT SELECTION
Select the agent that you are most comfortable with and start your journey in buying or selling your home, knowing this specific transaction fulfills a much greater purpose. It’s a way for you to give, with no additional money out-of-pocket!
Once you enter this process, REALTORS® Who Shrine will closely track and monitor the progress to ensure your wish is honored in the transaction. An escrow account is opened, whereby the sales proceeds are placed with no middle person involvement.
Congratulations on closing your real estate transaction! As part of the escrow closing process and requirement, the pre-agreed donation percentage is allocated directly to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California.
6. DONATION & REPORTING
REALTORS® Who Shrine will alert Shriners Hospitals for Children of your gift and will coordinate the proceed distribution to ensure everything is completed. Every gift is made in the giver’s name. This is our way of honoring your generosity to the children’s hospital.
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REALTORS®: How It Works
Once you signed up to become a RWS REALTOR®, we will give you an orientation of this process and answer any questions you may have. We will provide a tour of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California, (in person or virtual) depending upon your location and availability. This is an important step as you will see the breadth of quality in care the hospital provides for children in our community.
Sign the Pledge Agreement Form commits your giving level to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California. You can pledge to do more than a single transaction in a calendar year, and most of our REALTORS® continue to because the giving is rewarding on many levels. The RWS tribe will attest the process is easy to integrate and execute.
3. ESCROW SETUP
We will walk you through the steps of setting up an escrow account so when the transaction closes, the committed charitable giving to the hospital goes directly to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California. We do not touch the funds and this is an important step to show transparency of how funds are dispersed and committed to the hospital.
This is where you shine brightest, doing what you do best – service your sellers and buyers. Everything you do in this step follows your normal workflow and brokerage processes. During this step, REALTORS® Who Shrine will check in with you to track your progress and prepare for any communication needed with Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California.
We will coordinate with Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California to conduct a check presentation photo op. The check will be given in your name so the hospital the buyers and the sellers will know you made the charitable gift. If you are available and in the area, you may opt to come along with us to present the check to the hospital and take a few pictures.
6. DONATION & REPORTING
Throughout the process, we will monitor your progress as well as report your giving contributions. Each time a gift over $3,000 is made, we’ll issue a press release announcing your gift to the media and the community. You may also use this for your marketing needs. All giving totals will be recognized in our report and online on this website.
The REALTORS® Who Shrine Code of Ethics
Each and every REALTORS® Who Shrine real estate transaction will result in the predetermined percentage being paid directly to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California.
REALTORS® Who Shrine will account for, tabulate and audit all transactions to assure that 100% of the funds due are paid to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California.
Each REALTORS® Who Shrine agent is committed to providing every seller and buyer with the highest quality of professional real estate services.