All Press Releases for April 15, 2014

Giving Properties Launches on Tax Day as Revolutionary Cause-Oriented Real Estate Agency

Novel commission strategy enables clients to direct transactional fees to a charity of choice, receive tax deduction.

Change More Than Your Address

    WELLESLEY, MA, April 15, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Giving Properties, LLC, has opened its doors as Greater Boston's most progressive real estate firm. The agency has one rather revolutionary mission: to enable clients to change their environment while changing their address.

Giving Properties was founded by Linda Ramsden, a lawyer who has extensive experience running non-profit organizations. She was the managing partner of her downtown Boston law firm and today remains on assigned counsel lists for court-appointed mediation and appeals. She brings years of experience working with people in challenging situations and always leads with a sense of calm and compassion. Alongside her legal and nonprofit work, Ramsden has spent the past twenty years as an avid consumer, buying and renovating older homes. With Giving Properties, Ramsden has combined her love of real estate with her love of making a real difference.

Ramsden founded the agency under the fundamental belief that home buyers and sellers deserve more than just great service when they are in the market. "The process of buying and/or selling a home can be incredibly stressful - yet it can actually be very rewarding by re-engineering the typical commission structure. This orientation is what sets Giving Properties apart in the real estate market - we allow clients to direct up to one-third of our transactional fees to a charity of their choosing. Not only do clients make a meaningful gift to charity, they additionally get credit for having done so in the form of a tax receipt," explained Ramsden.

What enables Giving Props to provide real estate services at less commission is simple: low overhead. The firm operates independently, redirecting the portion of the commission fee that would normally go to "the house" instead to a charitable organization such as the local parent teacher organization or to programs that provide preschool education to homeless children in Boston.

In order to fully understand the potential impact of just one transaction completed with Giving Properties, consider Razia's Ray of Hope, a charity that helps fund the education of girls living in Afghanistan. Assume a property in the greater Boston area sells for $1,000,000 - this equates to a possible donation of $8,300. "With $8,300, Razia's Ray of Hope can educate 40 girls for the entire duration of their schooling - so 40 lives touched a world away solely because someone bought or sold their home," offered Patti Quigley, executive director at Razia's Ray of Hope. "We are thrilled for the support of Giving Properties and have absolute faith in Linda's ability to help others enact real change, something she herself is quite effective at. I laud her efforts to blend the work she loves to do with the organizations she already supports, all in the name of making things better."

Giving Properties encourages any interested clients to reach out to learn more about their services and approach. The organization is also looking for licensed agents that share its giving philosophy.

About Giving Properties, LLC
At Giving Properties, we believe that home buyers and sellers deserve more than just great service when partaking in a real estate transaction: they deserve the chance to make a difference in their communities. This is why Giving Properties helps clients direct up to one-third of its commission to a charity of choice. Not only do these clients get to make a meaningful gift to charity, they get credit for having done so in the form of a tax receipt. In other words, a Win-Win-Win. Giving Properties' clients do nothing different, they pay nothing more, yet they get to change the world around them. For more information, visit, call 617.835.7613, or follow on social media at or @giving_props.

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Jennifer Crowley
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