Every day someone reaches out to us with a real estate problem they're struggling to solve. Sometimes the challenge is that they need to sell their home in this difficult market due to a lost job or reduced pay; often it is because their home value is underwater -- it isn't worth the amount owing on their mortgage -- and they don't know what to do next.
We've written a blog about the personal experience of our founders being overextended, scared and broke way back in 1984 when Calgary was experiencing a similar economic downturn. (Blog) They've shared their story in the hopes that it will let someone out there know that it does get better and they're not alone.
Beginning in February, Agents of Change will address this crisis with an ongoing series of Meetups designed to bring people together around the real estate questions that matter to them, such as creative ways to avoid selling your home, foreclosure, working with your mortgage lender for relief, finding a fantastic Realtor to help you buy or sell, and monitoring your mental health in times of stress. Check here for times and updates: yychurting.com
People are quietly suffering. Please share news of these Meetups so our fellow Calgarians know there is a place to go for help.Read more
We were super excited to join United Way Calgary's all-staff meeting to introduce Agents of Change and invite everyone to become part of our movement! Thanks for the opportunity to meet with this inspiring group of changemakers. What unbelievable energy in the room! United Way Calgary is part of our ...Read more
We love the B Corp tag line: Business as a Force for Good! It’s no small feat to get certified as a B Corp. It’s a rigorous process, kind of like getting ISO 9001-certified as a manufacturer, or LEEDS-certified as a green builder. It means you’re adhering to best practices ...Read more
Since last October we’ve been working with Calgary-based research firm Stone + Olafson to figure out what makes home buyers and sellers tick. They’ve conducted focus groups and surveyed 800 Canadians online on our behalf. Some of the results validated our hunches, while others were a little surprising! Stay tuned ...Read more