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Realty Austin Dedicates Its 9th Austin Habitat For Humanity Home


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AUSTIN, TXRealty Austin dedicated their 9th Austin Habitat for Humanity home to Linda Herrera and her three granddaughters on Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020. As part of the company’s mission to support affordable housing in Austin, Realty Austin and its team of agents, clients, and industry partners donated over $100,000 to sponsor and build the home.

To support Austin Habitat for Humanity, please consider donating.

Over 100 Realty Austin agents and staff volunteered 1,400 hours building, raising funds, or donating a portion of their commissions. The company’s top charitable contributors, Jeffrey Schnabel, Kristen Fojtik, Jen Barbas, Ashley Brinkman, Brian Copland, Susan deGraffenried, Bryan & Rebecca Greenleaf, Elle Klein Garrison, Debbie Barrera, Cristina Valdés, Mindy Guevara, Penny Moulder, Sharon Murray, Jeff Burke, Jennifer Henry, Adam Walker, Todd Bailey, Ruth E. Powers, and Ami Davis were applauded for their significant contributions.

Lori Goto, Ross Ponder, Allie Martinez, Jennifer Korba, Caren Upshaw, Jeff Burke & Kristen Fojtik, Ami Davis, and Jeffrey Schnabel were spotlighted by Austin Habitat for Humanity as #HabitatHeroes for their unwavering commitment to giving back and dedication to supporting affordable housing solutions for our neighbors in need.

Yvette Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin said, “This would not be possible without the generosity of our Realty Austin Agents and industry sponsors. They graciously donated funds and showed up every Wednesday this fall to build a beautiful home with the warmest intentions and big hearts. We could not be happier to dedicate this home to Linda and her three granddaughters. After battling through so much adversity, Linda and her family now will enjoy a home of their own in a beautiful community with a big backyard.”

Realty Austin’s industry partners whose love and support helped make Linda’s dream of homeownership a reality included the Max Leaman Team; Texas National Title; Patten Title; Independence Title; Assurance Financial; 1836 Properties; American Home Shield; OneGuard Home Warranty and Homeward.

Phyllis Snodgrass, CEO of Austin Habitat for Humanity said, “We are so grateful for our partnership with Realty Austin, especially this year. Austin Habitat for Humanity wants to express all the gratitude to the volunteers that came out to build during these times. We thank Jonathan, Yvette, and their team for supporting our mission of building strong, stable, and affordable communities alongside us!”

Giving back is the cornerstone of the culture at Realty Austin, which stems directly from their mission to support those who need safe, affordable housing in Austin. This has led the brokerage to launch the “We’re for Here” campaign, a call for community building, neighborliness, and love, in support of finding solutions for our Austin neighbors in need. Learn more and get involved in supporting affordable housing at OurAustinPledge.com.

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Realty Austin Agents give back year-round and have fun while doing it. A music video was created to the lyrics of “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen. Watch as these rockstar agents show off their lip-sync skills while homebuilding onsite.

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