The REALTOR® Service Volunteer Program was started by the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® to assist senior citizens throughout the local communities take care of their homes. Participants include real estate agents, brokers, managers, lenders, and others who want to take an active role in helping our community.
Among the services we provided today, our members helped:
- Wash windows (inside and out)
- Pull weeds
- Change furnace filters
- Install smoke detector batteries
- Clean gutters
- Trim hedges and trees
- Flip or rotate mattresses
- and other services as needed and deemed safe for our members.
I've participated in this program for several years and this year was one of the best. Today I was a team captain, leading 3 other agents in helping out two senior households. We did most of the things on the list above and I helped one senior with a little extra technology issue, getting his DVD player to work again. Each household was extremely pleased to have us participate.
This program has been running for many years and is starting to get the attention of associations in southern California. It would be great if this program became a standard for the entire country. It's a great way to show the members of our local communities that we really do make a contribution and a difference.