Benefits of Generosity

Do you want to improve your well-being and live longer? Practice generosity. Generous people tend to be happier and healthier than their less generous peers. Here are some benefits of being generous:

  • You’ll stress less. Being generous releases feel-good chemicals in your brain, which can help you reduce stress.
  • It’ll improve your work performance. Altruism on the job can help you boost work satisfaction, improve relationships with your co-workers and make you more committed to your job.
  • You’ll make someone’s day. You’ll improve someone’s mood, and may even prompt them to pay it forward.
    You’ll contribute to the greater good of your community. Good deeds help you build relationships with other people in your local area, making you feel more connected to your neighbours and community.
  • You’ll feel more grateful. A kind gesture will make you thankful that you are able to help, and may make you feel more satisfied with your life.

How generous are Canadians?

According to research, Canadians are a generous lot who report giving charity by donating time, money or possessions.

  • Residents of Manitoba and Saskatchewan make up the highest rate of charitable givers who claim their donations on their taxes.
  • Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are more likely to say they donate to charitable organizations or causes.
  • Residents in British Columbia and Alberta are more likely to donate larger sums of money, and are more likely to report volunteering for an organization

Thank You for Allowing Me to Be Your Trusted Real Estate Professional

Have I told you lately that I’m thankful for your business? Your support is vital to my success, and I enjoy helping great people like you achieve the goal of homeownership. If you ever need anything, know that I’m never too busy to serve you. Here are just a few of the services that I provide.

1. Tap into my network of reliable local professionals. If your home requires maintenance, call me for a referral to a trusted professional in my network. The nature of my work allows me to build working relationships with great t tradespeople and professionals. Let me connect you with someone who will provide you with great service and get the job done.

2. Learn more about the local real estate market. My finger is on the pulse of the local market. Whether you’ve been thinking of putting your home on the market or are curious about how much your home is worth, I can answer your questions and give you a market analysis of your property.

3. Moving out of the area? Let me connect you with a great real estate professional in your new area. Moving is tough, especially if you’re relocating to a new city or province, but you don’t have to worry. I’m part of a network of real estate professionals who will take care of you and provide you with the same high level of service that you’ve come to expect. You’ll have one less thing to worry about during the transition.

Oh, by the way®… if you know of someone who would appreciate the level of service I provide, please call me with their name and business number. I’ll be happy to follow up and take great care of them.

5 Ways to Pay it Forward

Express gratitude for everything you have by paying it forward to help your community.

1.  Volunteer. It’s one of the best ways to help others and make an impact in your area. Find a local charity and volunteer for a few hours a month or help someone that you know.

2. Mentor. Share your experiences with others. Mentors provide useful insight and help guide people along their career paths. A fancy title and corner office aren’t required to be a mentor; you just have to be comfortable enough to share your experiences, give advice and offer an ear to listen.

3. Share a skill. Are you a whiz at creating spreadsheets or using photo editing software? Teach others how to do it. Many local colleges offer non-credit classes led by experts in the community. Additionally, many cities and towns offer classes through their community services divisions. If you don’t have time to teach a class in person, try online. Websites such as Skillshare give experts a platform to share their knowledge and skills with students from all over the globe.

4. Use your skills to help others. Knit hats for newborns, make dinner for a neighbour who is sick or who just had a baby, or help an elderly neighbour with repairs around the house. Whatever it is, let your skills help improves omeone’s day.

5. Write a kind note to someone. It doesn’t matter who you write the note to; the only requirement is that it’s genuine. Write an encouraging note to your niece who’s in her first year of high school, write a note to a former teacher and explain how much they’ve impacted your life, or write a note to the barista who always has a smile on his or her face every morning when you get your coffee. Not only will it boost the spirit of the person who receives it, it’ll also encourage them to strive higher, and maybe write a note of their own.