Frequently Asked Questions

Charitable Agents is a free service for home buyers and sellers to help you find a top real estate agent in your neighborhood that also happens to have a heart for giving back to the community. Many people work with average agents and get average results. Our goal is to help you work with the very best so you can make big decisions with confidence all while making a positive impact in your community.

You can use Charitable Agents by completing a short, simple application to help us understand your needs. We then match you with a top realtor in your neighborhood who will give a portion of their commission back to a charity of your choice.
Nope, home buyers and sellers will never pay a dime to Charitable Agents. You won’t pay a higher commission to your agent either. It doesn’t cost anything more to use our service, and you’ll get to work with a top real estate agent.
Charitable Agents receives a referral fee from your real estate agent after your home is bought or sold. Agents are used to paying referral fees, relocation companies, referring parties, and other real estate agents who refer them clients. The 10% that goes to charity is taken out of this referral fee, so the agents don't pay anything extra on top of that. Top agents are happy to pay a referral fee because they don’t have to spend as much time and money finding new clients. Instead, they can spend that time making home buyers and sellers happy.
As soon as your real estate transaction officially closes escrow, Charitable Agents gets right to work to get the donation out to the charity of your choice. Within 2-3 weeks you should expect a confirmation via email regarding the official donation with the total amount listed that you generated for the charity.
In order for us to ensure that your donation is secure, we ask our homebuyers and sellers to work with one of our highly vetted charities. You can, however, recommend new charities for us to bring on at any time and we will gladly reach out and ask those charities to apply for consideration.
We choose agents by asking several questions, including:
  • How many homes do they sell on average annually?
  • What type of feedback have we received from their past clients?
  • Are they easy to get in touch with?
  • How long have they been a real estate agent?
  • What areas of the city are they most familiar with?
  • What types of clients do they enjoy?
The selling party usually dictates the commission, so that might change from agent to agent, but yes, you will always know beforehand how much commission the agent takes upon speaking with him or her. This usually varies from 2-3%, depending on the value of the property, and 10% of the commission will always go to charity.
First, you’ll get a call from someone at Charitable Agents and a real human will be on the line ready to chat with you. In just a minute or two, we’ll verify your information and explain the next steps of the process. After that short chat, we’ll match you with a top charitable agent in your neighborhood. From this point on, you and your top agent will work together. We’ll still be here, but we’ll leave the hard work to the professionals.
YES, in a GOOD WAY. It's easy to find just any agent — they advertise on bus stops, newspapers, and websites. Your friends and family all know an agent to refer to you as well. But remember, you’re buying a house, not going out to dinner – your choice of agent can cost you tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. We hand-pick the best agent for you that specializes in your area and will deliver the outstanding results.
Every agent that we select for you is of the highest caliber, but we pride ourselves on finding the right fit. If we need to refine your matches, we will. We will work with you until you are completely satisfied. Send us an email or call us and we'll start from there.
Click on “Get Started” below to complete the short form and you’ll be working with a top agent in no time, all while seamlessly making a large impact to a charity of your choice.

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